About

 
Me on my 42nd birthday. Photo by my gorgeous and talented wife!

Me on my 42nd birthday. Photo by my gorgeous and talented wife!

 
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When I started my career as a wedding photographer back in 1997, I gotta tell you... the local professionals in my area were a bunch of assholes

I was 23, excited about getting into wedding photography and I just wanted to learn as much as I possibly could.

Unfortunately, on several occasions... I ran into rude, jealous and flat out mean people who did everything in their power to keep me down (didn't work!). 

But right then and there, I made a few decisions that have helped shape my career:

  • I developed some thick skin. I realized at an early age that I couldn’t please everyone, so I stopped trying and I sleep so much better at night.
  • I decided that if I ever made anything of myself, I was going to be the kind of guy to help lift people up instead of trying to keep them down.
  • I wanted to be a “Teach a man to fish” kinda guy. It’s a great feeling knowing you’ve made a positive difference in someone life and their bottom line!
My girls are my world. Photo by Rich Lander, January 2016.

My girls are my world. Photo by Rich Lander, January 2016.

I have been very fortunate to have clients who appreciate my brand of photography and have referred me to their friends & colleagues for the better part of two decades.

I’ve also been able to learn from, network with and become friends with some of the most well respected names in the photography business and I have learned so much from them. I am happy to pass that knowledge along to you as well!

Here I am speaking at the WPPI conference in March of 2016. It was my 20th year in a row attending the on the importance of execution and follow through.

Here I am speaking at the WPPI conference in March of 2016. It was my 20th year in a row attending the on the importance of execution and follow through.

I look forward to Burning Man every year! You can check out some images on my NSFW blog.

I look forward to Burning Man every year! You can check out some images on my NSFW blog.

I've been on a bit of fitness and healthy eating kick lately. If you need help losing weight, I can help you with that too!

I've been on a bit of fitness and healthy eating kick lately. If you need help losing weight, I can help you with that too!

The day my daughter was born, my life changed forever!

The day my daughter was born, my life changed forever!

After being a wedding photographer for 20 years and shooting over 500 weddings, I finally tied the knot myself in March of 2016. Photo by Mike Colon.

After being a wedding photographer for 20 years and shooting over 500 weddings, I finally tied the knot myself in March of 2016. Photo by Mike Colon.