Being truly seen is scary. I help my subjects take off their armor.

We identify the story we want to tell; I plan how best to tell it, and we work together to achieve it. Strategic use of color, light, and clothing enhance the story. Before I touch the camera, I’m sketching, mentally adjusting lights and settings, and seeking inspiration from experts.

The journey behind each portrait—from brainstorming and technique refinement to building systems for efficient culling—has taught me a lot. It’s about bringing together strategic choices, making real connections, and honoring the details to tell a clear and compelling story.

Time Frame


Sitters (pictured)

Jessica, David, Ebony, Justin, Hakim, Def-I, Dima, Remy, Christian


Canon 6D, Canon 5D Mk IV, Canon R5


Sigma 50mm f/1.4, Canon 100mm f/2.8


Godox AD100 Pro; AD400 Pro


MagMod MagBox Pro 24 Octa; 36 Strip; 42 Octa


MagMod Reflector XL; MagSphere; MagSphere XL, MagGrids; Dome Gels


A lot of living rooms


Lightroom, Photoshop

  • Attention to Detail
  • Concepting
  • Color Grading
  • Culling
  • Direction
  • Relationship Building
  • Retouching
  • Strategy
  • Studio Photography
  • Workflow Optimization
Portrait of a middle-aged Mexican-American woman with flowers in her hair.
Portrait of a middle-aged white man screaming on a white background.