I grew up spending most of my waking hours on the beaches and mountains of San Diego, California. I learned to appreciate photography from a young age and spent countless hours pouring over prints and negatives from my dad’s college photojournalism courses, but it wasn't until after graduating from Baylor University in 2006 that I first picked up a camera. It was love at first frame, and within six months I had left my job as a mortgage broker to pursue photography full-time.
My first portraits were mostly of musicians and singer-songwriter friends in Nashville and Los Angeles. My music and portrait portfolio grew, and in 2010 I moved to Brooklyn, NY and continued to hone my portrait skills. Within a couple of years I had photographed album covers and publicity images for every major record label, and even spent a year as the Staff Photographer at Atlantic Records.
Living in New York City drew me to the world of advertising, and I expanded my portfolio beyond music and portraits as I dove into shooting more commercial and lifestyle work. I left Atlantic Records shortly after shooting my first advertising job and have since photographed campaigns for companies such as Sony Electronics, Hollister, AT&T, American Express, Air BnB, and Bose.
Day One Agency
Universal Music Group