When I was younger, photographers who I admired always gave me this advice: "shoot what you love to shoot." That hasn't always been easy; knowing what one wants to shoot requires an unexpected amount of introspection. The only way to know what one wants to shoot is by making a lot of pictures of a lot of things.

I have done that. I am still doing that. I will do it for the rest of my life.

Photography became a career, and the question changed from "what do you love to shoot" to "what kind of photographer are you?" The simple answer is that I am a documentary lifestyle photographer. I photograph the people and places and things that make us who we are. I make pictures of the people, places, and things we love and rely on.

Making pictures is my favorite thing to do, and I am so lucky to collaborate with amazing people at agencies, brands, magazines, and in every day life. If someone had told me when I was a kid in a small town with a borrowed camera in hand that this would be my life someday, I wouldn't have believed them.

Thanks for making the time to look at my work.


Clients Include:


  • Belize Tourism
  • US Bank
  • Target
  • Arnold WorldWide
  • Advance Auto Parts
  • US Bank
  • MONO
  • Century Link
  • VSA Chicago
  • Outside Magazine
  • Sappi Fine Paper
  • Mass Appeal
  • BMO Harris
  • University of Minnesota
  • Olson
  • United Health Care
  • Major League Baseball
  • Knock Inc.
  • Periscope
  • Schells Brewing
  • Metropolis Magazine

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