Growing up in the beautiful forests and farmlands of central Wisconsin, I was drawn at a young age to the natural beauty around me. The desire to capture and share that beauty motivated me to save enough money to purchase my first camera at age eleven, and still motivates me today. I fondly recall the times of running across a field with camera in hand to catch the sunset reflecting off a nearby pond, or waiting silently in a forest for hours in hopes of photographing whitetail deer.
I began photographing weddings as a senior in high school after listening to friends tell of their efforts to find good photographers and being unimpressed with the lifeless wedding photos that I so often saw. Wedding photography is uniquely special, not only am I trying to create beautiful images but I am trying to capture the joy, emotion, and significance of the day.
In my free time I enjoy spending time with my wife Hannah and son Joah, and being active outdoors. This usually means biking, running, hiking, or cross country skiing. I also enjoy traveling both domestically and internationally. Whatever the destination, my camera is usually along for the journey.