What do you specialize in?

I specialize in portraiture, events, editorial, and short-form video production. The biggest asset I bring to any project is my genuine interest in other people.

How long have you been creating images professionally?

Technically, 18 years! My first paid gig was for The Eastlake Edge. I’ve been a journalism nerd ever since. I got my BA from Northeastern University, moved to Portland in 2012, and founded my LLC in late 2017. In 2020, I opened my photo studio at the corner of Clinton St and SE 25th Ave. My clients include Travel Portland, Nike, Oregon Entrepreneurs Network, the Willamette Week, New Avenues for Youth, CNN and the University of Oregon.

How long will it take to get my images?

Photography clients receive an edited gallery within one week. Videography clients receive a password-protected link within one month.

Are you open to rush requests?

Yes, I’m open to your specific timeline, but if I have to cancel my trip to the beach, it’ll cost ya.

What equipment do you use to create images?

My main camera is a Nikon Z8 with either a 24-70mm f/2.8 or a 50mm f/1.2 lens, depending on the application. I also use a Fujifilm X100F for parties, candid portraits and street photography.

In my studio, I light people and products with a pair of LED softboxes and a remote-triggered strobe. My backdrops are cloth, with additional art supplies applied liberally.

How do you handle pricing and payments?

Clients are quoted a flat session fee. This fee locks down our shoot dates.

For photography clients, this session fee includes a certain number of digital selections, images that the client can download and keep forever. The client always gets to pick their favorites.

Additional digital selections, rounds of revision and printed products are available to purchase as needed. Project terms are always outlined by written contract, and agreed to by both parties.

Invoices are delivered via Wave. I accept debit and credit cards, ACH transfers, checks, Venmo, Cash App, tangible cash money or gold-pressed latinum.

How many images can I expect to receive?

My packages are designed to be flexible. Clients receive a certain number of digital selections up front, and can always come back and purchase more images at a later time.

What rights do I have to share or display the images?

Commissioned work includes a lifetime, nonexclusive license to share and use the purchased materials across print and digital, including commercially, with no additional licensing fees.

Licensing clients may purchase limited distribution licenses, unlimited use licenses, or exclusive usage rights, depending on their need, for a term of up to five years.

Can I buy prints, books, or physical media from you?

Yes, my image galleries offer beautiful, on-demand printed products from independent labs around the country, mailed to your door. These purchases directly support my practice.

Do you provide remote editing or retouching services?

Definitely! With art direction assistance as you need it, or none at all.

What is your cancellation policy?

Session fees are nonrefundable but shoots may be rescheduled an unlimited number of times within one calendar year. I humbly request at least 48 hours notice, thank you!

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