Hey! What's up?! Thanks for stopping by my page! I'm an Engagement, Wedding & Adventure photographer living in a tiny little town in Appalachia named Windber, PA. Although I call the Johnstown, PA area home, I constantly find myself traveling around this wild world for both work and pleasure. From the people that I have photographed to the lands that I've soaked in with my eyes, I am constantly in search of an adventure!
I'm a huge believer that you need to be genuinely interested in your photographer that you choose to work with. I'd love to share a few things about my life with you...
what I LOVE...
My boarder collie Breezie Girl and all of the insane nicknames that I have for her like Jeffy Girl, Mrs. Bubbins, Bub Rubz, Good Morning Girl, Friendship Bracelet, Princess Soft Ears, and soooo many more. A few years ago, my friends and I wrote an entire album about her! She's my smiling babe that I can't keep off the couch!
My girlfriend, Jules, and her pup Lumen. If you follow me on Instagram, you'll see a lot of Jules doing wild things! She is my adventure partner. She leaves me in the dust when we climb, just look at her killing it below! We start the day off with "Good Day Sunshine" by The Beatles as our alarm, it's the best possible way to wake up with a smile! I would list a few things about Lumen that I love but I'm currently mad at her for tearing a hole and jumping through my tent, haha!
Climbing up a beautiful red rock, setting up my tent on soft mossy ground, camping anywhere, building a fire under the stars on a crisp fall night, kayaking across a calm mountain lake, hiking off the beaten path, trail running with the pups, bouldering on some forest rocks, biking down a mountain in the middle of the night, roaming through an unfamiliar forest, chatting on a ski lift with my best friends or a complete stranger, swimming in a warm crystal clear sea, surfing on waves that are pumping, or just about any other outdoor activity that you can think of. I simply can not get enough of it!
A delicious vegetarian option from just about any Mexican restaurant. Believe me, I will eat my weight in chips and salsa, haha!
A fresh cocktail --- specifically tequila with insanely hot peppers muddled & infused into the drink. I can feel my mouth burning already =)
Traveling. This is a huge part of my life! The call of the road has become deafening as I've gotten older. I am constantly dreaming of new places to visit and see. Personally, traveling means immersing myself completely into a culture, sleeping under the stars, striking up conversations with complete strangers, and soaking in the beautiful landscapes and vibes!
My friends and family. There are far too many people to name here but just know we are super tight.
Photography. Big surprise, huh? I'm all about photographs that speak volumes to my spirit and the memories that live within those images. I love seeing people's eyes light up when they see themselves and their family and friends in my photographs. I know that exact feeling! I have this idea in my head that when I'm old and gray, I will have a massive collection of photographs from my own life to sift through. I pumped to relive all of these wild memories with tears of joy in my eyes. They will remind me that I have lived, I have loved and I have explored!
Thanks for stopping over and taking the time to learn a little bit about me. I've built so many amazing relationships with the people that I have photographed! It isn't a surprise that free spirits with big hearts tend to gravitate toward me. I'd love to add your wedding adventure to the my growing list, if any of this spoke to your heart, please feel free to reach out to me! I'll leave you with one of my favorite quotes from Christopher McCandless. Here's to clear skies! Cheers!
"happiness is only real, when shared."