I started photographing weddings in 1980, shortly after graduating from Stanford University. When I first started out I was frequently younger than the couples I was photographing; now I find that I am often the same age as their parents. LOL! Still kind of hard for me to believe how long I have been in this business, and if anything I love it more now than when I first started.
If you do the math you’ll see that I have been shooting weddings for more than 35 years. That means I started my photography career before the great majority of current Seattle area wedding photographers were even born. I have now shot well over 1000 weddings, most in the Seattle area but also all over the US. I shot my first “second generation” wedding (child of a couple whose wedding I also photographed) in 2015, and it looks like there will be a couple more in the next year or two.
So why would you want to work with an “old fart” like me? In a word, Experience! By the time most of the local photographers had their first pro job I had been operating a very successful photography business for more than 30 years. That doesn’t happen if the clientele is not happy with their photos, and the rather silly number of awards I have won shows that my clients have been VERY happy with my work! You can see some of the reviews I have received by clicking this link to visit my Testimonials page.
Also, photography is my full-time business and has been for more than 35 years; for most Seattle photographers this is a secondary job. This means that I am able to offer the fastest turnaround time for your photos of anyone in the Seattle area, usually 3-5 days to have your wedding edited and online for you to see. I want you to be able to see your wedding photos while you are still on your honeymoon!
A bit about the non-business me. I have been married for more than 35 years and have two grown children. I’m a fitness nut and hit the gym 4-5 times/week. I was a walk-on for the track team at Stanford and won 3 varsity letters as a javelin thrower. My main sport these days is water skiing, which I start in the fall and continue as far into autumn as I can find anyone to drive the boat. That’s me in the photo at the bottom of the page.
So if you think you can handle working with a “geezer” I hope you’ll shoot me an email, or give me a call. I’d love to sit down with you and get to know each other a bit, as well as answer any questions you might have for me.