My journey began a long, long way from here. I was born in Beeville, TX. I was raised as a cowboy ranch hand. I worked hard, very hard and didn't ever think of anything past the city limit signs. When I turned 18, for reasons completely unknown to me, I bought a ticket to Paris France. I'd never been on an airplane. I stepped off the plane wearing cowboy boots, a letterman jacket, and a cowboy hat. When I got home from that trip I was fully intrigued with art, culture, and love.
While in college for an BBA, I met a girl. On our first date she brought her photography portfolio. I was immediately impressed. She was passionate, she was driven, she was GOOD!
A few years later I was pursuing my business career with FexEx and Jona was continuing her photography training while we lived in Maui, HI. She came to me and said she wanted to quit her day job and pursue photography as a career. We just needed to invest everything we had in some camera equipment and forfeit half our combined salaries 🙂 so obviously I was completely for it!
We moved back to Austin and started Forever Photography Studio. Jona was the photographer and I ran the business. Success came quickly. We were a great team! Behind the scenes I trained with Jona and after the first year I was able to assist her on shoots.
To date I've photographed 100s of weddings all around the world, been featured in multiple magazines and contributed to most of the modern wedding blogs. I'm constantly brainstorming for new ideas and techniques. I live with Jona and our cameras between Denver, Austin, and Croatia. We love photographing love stories and helping our couples preserve their memories one frame at a time. I would be so honored to help you tell part of your love story. Send me a message
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to see some images I have taken over the years.