Hands down the question I get asked most is if I take on assistants or mentors.
I get a lot of emails from people asking if I take on interns/mentors/assistants and the short answer is that while I don’t take on any of those positions, I do paid mentor sessions where we spend an afternoon talking about the business, marketing and actual act of taking amazing photos. I cater my sessions to what YOU need to learn. Once you book a mentor session with me, you’ll fill out a questionnaire so we can make sure your session is everything you want it to be. The investment for a mentor session is $1000 and it is three hours in length; please send me a note via my contact form if you’re interested. I offer Photography Mentoring Sessions in Bend, Oregon and the San Francisco Bay Area.
How long have you been a Photographer?
I have been an artist my whole life. I began experimenting with cameras in middle school when I went to a film photography camp. In high school I continued experimenting with cameras and would capture social events with my little point and shoot. In college I studied Photojournalism and never turned back. I’ve been a Professional Photographer since graduating from college. I’ve shot with Fortune 100 Brands, publishing houses like Harper Collins and Rodale, Inc. and have shot over one hundred marriages.
What kind of gear do you use?
I’ve been shooting Nikon since college...so for at least eight years. I shoot on a full frame DSLR camera, which is the professional standard in the industry. Specifically, I shoot with two cameras for weddings. My main camera is a Nikon D810 Full Frame Camera and my backup camera is also a full frame Nikon D750. They are both wonderful and have slight variations. On my D810 I have my 35mm 1.4 on for 95% of the times. Occasionally I will through my 50mm 1.4 on. On my backup D750 I usually have an 85 1.4 mounted on the camera. I am also excited to start working with sony mirrorless cameras as I begin developing my videography skills. I pair the Sony A7s with a 35mm Zeiss lens, because you really can’t go wrong with a 35mm.