I was a shy kid, hovering at the edges of life and watching other people live it. My grandfather was my #1 friend, basically my father. He gave me a camera when I was 15 and that was the tool I needed to see my way into life. I always wonder if he had some intuition that photography was my calling.
I started with landscapes (people intimidated me). And it took me 13 years to build my confidence enough to photograph real people. I still remember how everything changed when I shot my first wedding for a friend. I saw how happy my photos made people, and that made me happy.
So now, when I work with real humans in love, like you, we both have the chance to connect more and become better people.
I was braver, more connected, more confident. I made dumb jokes (but at least I was joking!). Photography gave me a fuller human experience. It made me a better person.
… Through light and shadows
… Lines and symmetry
… The movements of emotions
I found my way to articulate how life felt to me. And in sharing my passion with others, I discovered how to communicate (now just try and shut me up!). I find myself feeling more like a narrator than a photographer. And I’m never afraid to deliver your love story
Speaking of being a better human...
I’d never be who/what/where I am now without the love and support of my wife, Lena. Between her and our dogs (Milla, an 8 year old bernese mountain dog and Alma, a 2 year old mix rescued from a shelter in Romania. ), I feel completely connected, capable of anything and basically like I won the love lotto.
And now with our first baby on the way (welcome, little Rubi Irene!), I can say I am firmly rooted in the “real world,” though definitely still an introvert :).