While studying international business in London and Reims, France, I had a dark room in my dorm, but only took pictures for fun. My hopeful photography career got a jump start when I won a national contest to shoot and publish a book with Magnum’s legendary Sebastiao Salgado.
After college I put away my camera and focused on sensible things; steady job, starting a family, house plants that live longer than two weeks, etc. Nearly a decade passed and my passion for photography took a backseat to other goals and pursuits. I did however acquire some very useful skills in operation and business management that still serve me and my clients to this day.
Then one weekend in 2004 a friend let me borrow her Nikon D70 and my world has never been the same. My passion for photography was reignited and I soon started shooting portraits, small weddings and anything else that would sit still. When the company I worked for moved to Florida I gladly let them go and made the leap to full-time photographer.
I use a mix of candids and fun staged shots to tell the story of a wedding day. I photograph about 40 weddings per year and the same number of portrait sessions (family, headshots, pregnancy & boudoir).
Though I was born & raised in France the Bay Area is now my home. I live with my wife and two children in Cole Valley.
Photo courtesy of my friend FC Wong.
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