Hey there! I'm TJ. The burger loving, game slaying, air guitar playing, extrovert with an animated personality, and a love of all things nerd.

IT guy by day, and photographer by night.

Growing up photography wasn't really a thought in my head. I was about that video game, MTG, and what I call nerd shit.

However, It wasn't until two combat tours in Iraq and raising a family of my own that I discovered how important photography was to me.

It became the way to ensure every meaningful moment I wanted to remember would be there when I need them the most.

husband, Father, Nerd, Photographer

i believe trust is the currency of life

I Believe Trust is the currency of life

In life, trust is everything. It's not just a nice idea; it's the currency we deal in every day. When you meet someone new, the first thing you assess is whether you can trust them. It's what makes people go from being strangers to good friends.

When it comes to your wedding photography, I want to the friend-tographer in the room you can feel comfortable around all day and trust.

It's why I take the time to get each and every one of the couples I have the honor of working with. This allows me to know your vision for your wedding day so that together, we can deliver a story that truly represents you.

i connect with couples who are...

Wildly in love, fun, & laid back

Kind hearted souls

Gamers, nerds, & geeks

Embrace creativity

Automatic door opening Jedi's

Love photos you can feel

Embrace the imperfect

Outdoor adventurists

would you like to know more...

Meet the...

Game playing,
Silly face making,
Outdoor adventuring,
Furr-baby loving,
Blanket fort building,
Netflix and chill
over a bowl of ice cream,
humans I can't live without!



I am a Star Wars nerd! This is the way.

Quick fun facts

Since I will be learning a lot about yall, it's only right you learn about me too!

  • beverage lineup
  • travel bucket list
  • Best meal of the day
  • favorite meal
  • favorite tV series
  • best hours of the day
  • best way to relax
  • favorite video game
  • pets
  • jedi or sith?
Coffee, water, Tequila
switzerland, Canada, Italy
breakfast
cheese burger w/ egg & sweet Potato fries
Supernatural
the nighttime is the right time
in a hammock with a summer breeze
destiny 2
doggo, shepherd Mastiff named Bella
Grey

beverage lineup:
Coffee, water, Tequila

travel bucket list:
switzerland, Canada, Italy

Best meal of the day:
breakfast

favorite meal:
cheese burger w/ egg & sweet Potato fries

favorite tV series:
Supernatural

best hours of the day:
the nighttime is the right time

best way to relax:
in a hammock with a summer breeze

favorite video game:
destiny 2

pets:
doggo, shepherd Mastiff named Bella

Jedi or Sith?
Grey

My wife and I meet in 2001 while working at McDonalds. We have been through thick and thin, including two tours of Iraq. She's into horses, I'm into video games. Were perfect for each other lol. We have two amazing daughters who keep us on our toes at all times, and a doggo names Bella.

about those features

I am always humbled and honored when my work is featured. Below you will find the logos from photography publications I have been featured in. Feel free to click on them to view those.

If you want a wedding photographer who will be your partner in crime in telling a seriously epic wedding story, then reach out now. I take on a limited number of wedding each year to ensure your story gets the dedication it deserves.

If you want a wedding photographer who will tell your seriously epic wedding story, then reach out now. I take on a limited number of wedding each year to ensure your story gets the dedication it deserves.

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talk to me goose

Before I went to Marine Corps boot camp in 2002, my girlfriend (now wife) gave me her high school photo to bring with me. I carried that photograph throughout boot camp and two tours in Iraq. It got me through some of the toughest nights of my life. That is where I learned how important a photograph can be.

It's how I grained my perspective on trust and time. It's our most valuable asset. You use it or lose it. For me, photography is the only way to ensure every meaningful moment experienced during our time will be there when you need them the most.

When I begin to take an interest in photography it was to take photos of my children. I wanted to remember every moment, the big, the small, and the inbetween. Mixing in what I loved about cinema and storytelling. Childhood innocence can just stop you in your tracks. It is a quick moment, a brief burst of energy and excitement that is ultimately fleeting. And I loved to chase it.

There was something about chasing those moments where the world is seen through the pure wonder and amazement of a child. We don't get that privilege of remembering this time ourselves when we were children which is why it's special to observe and capture. I wanted that gift for my wife and I as well as our children.

In return, this led me to always have a camera on me. Photography had become a part of me. It give me a creative outlet. And I wanted more!

how i discovered photography