An active member of Professional Photographers of America and a Protege Member of Peter Hurley's prestigious Headshot Crew. What does this mean to you? It means I bring it! You WILL get great shots and are guaranteed to have a well trained and equipped professional for your event... not just another guy with a camera. If your event deserves something better... a photographer... book me. If not... there are plenty of camera owners. See the difference... get your moneys worth... get your events worth.
Price Range: $75-$10,000
Gig Length: 30 - 480 minutes
Insurance: $1,000,000 - Liability Insurance & Indemnification Trust
What to Expect
All of my images are delivered fully edited and shot with creating the best wall art, albums, and keepsakes possible. You will get the digital images included with your selections.
I shoot headshots in a variety of styles to suite the intended purpose and the unique individuals in front of my camera. There is a big difference between a simple social media headshot and a headshot session where we bring out your best looks in a variety of ways and something meant to get you jobs in the entertainment industry. We also shoot at day and 1/2 day rates to aid organizations in getting the shots they need of there staff in an economical and efficient manner.
My event style is primarily photo-journalistic but if you are willing to make it a priority we can create some very stylized shots to showcase your event (those images you love don't happen by accident).
Images will be available in my online gallery and we present a virtual gallery featuring your proposed placement of the final images where appropriate (weddings, portraits, etc...).
I never shoot a wedding alone... So you will have 2 Photographers... You need 2 photographers... at least for the ceremony... trust me. I am able to capture incredible reception photos that are just not possible for most photographers. What's my secret? I set up remote lighting that give me studio like coverage... everywhere... from every angle.
I am able to incorporate video for your event to create a multimedia final product with nice details like audio of your vows and select video clips mixed with awesome photos.
I have extensive experience shooting action, sports, and low-key coverage of events. Many people can barely remember seeing me and are amazed at the moments I captured for them. I have the gear required to shoot your event in all conditions... and if I don't... I will.
I work with all the professional tools and processes you should expect. Contracts and clear details and deliverables will be given. We will even consult with you prior to the event and share our experience in a way that might actually help you with planning your event!
I am a Photographer based out of Olympia, WA and my studio on JBLM at the McChord Base Exchange. I am a recently retired US Army Multimedia Illustrator (25M) and trained Psychological Operations (Warfare) Specialist. After being retired I made my home in Washington State to raise my 5 children (1 Beautiful Daughter and 4 sons), enjoy life with my wife of 18 years, and attend Pacific Lutheran University to get my MBA in Entrepreneurship.
Mission Accomplished! Now it’s time to make a living… hopefully doing what I enjoy… Making great images and memories for people.
I became a photographer because I love telling stories… capturing moments in time for generations to come. Helping others reveal who they are to the world… or who they could be. Being a good photographer means you know how to use your tools… being a great one means you can work with a subject to produce something beyond mere documentation… something revealing… something beautiful. Works of art.
Headshots are our chosen specialty. Working with a client one on one to get some great looks is a lot of fun… and work. It takes time and collaboration between the photographer and the subject. But it’s worth it! “No matter where you go… there you are”, . I am a member of Peter Hurley’s Headshot Crew and actively seeking to obtain the Holy Grail of Headshot Photographer’s… Associate Status! Help me obtain this short term dream and we’ll make great images together to set your best face forward.
I am also a member of Portrait Photographer’s of America, the world’s largest non-profit photography association organized for professional photographers, by professional photographers…and with more than 29,000 creative members in more than 50 countries. There mission is to create a vibrant community of successful professional photographers by providing education, resources and industry standards of excellence.
Sports & Action Photography is also one of my favorite photographic subjects… if you are looking for this go to Photographer of Champions and check out what they are about. It feeds my love of capturing moments in time and my desire for people to get the attention they deserve for working hard.
Who cares? Why care? I am dedicated to learning my craft and delivering the best images I possibly can… period. I regularly attend training whenever possible to be on the forefront of techniques, technology, and service. I want you to feel you received incredible value for your time and money.
In addition to loving photography & design (and of course my family) I enjoy combative martial arts, entrepreneurship in all of it’s many forms, Sci-fi and Fantasy, and my pets.
Additional Booking Notes
You will get the coverage possible based on the level of access and freedom we are granted to do so... We have everything we need to do our job based on the environment we will operate in.
Past Booked Events
|May 04, 2017 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm||Beginners DSLR Course|
|April 29, 2017 • 4:30pm - 10:00pm||1-303rd Cavalry Regiment Ball|
Influences & Inspiration
- Peter Hurley
- Gary Hughs
- Blair Phillips
- Sal Cincotta
- Joe Buissink
- Jasmine Star
- Scott Robert Lim
- Moshe Zusman
- Jasmine Star
If you want to know what I am shooting to deliver... look up these guys work and let me know what your favorite is:)
Jersey City, NJ
Recent review: We had Taresa at our annual Italian night event. She was fabulous, on time and very professional.…
Los Angeles, CA
Recent review: Luis was so professional, he arrived to our location early and was well dressed and professional.…
Recent review: Eduardo stepped in and covered an event I was performing at and did a bang-up job!