Owner / Operations Manager / Primary Photographer
Over this last decade, my bio has changed much. Originally it started out as learning photography in highschool and transitioning from being an academic to a photographer. Today I feel that my journey in photography has been a very enlightening one. I’ve realized that a photograph is not just a simple digital medium that it is now. Granted, I started shooting in film, but since the digital revolution, I haven’t looked back much unless it is a specific nostalgia I’m looking for.
I’ve realized the power of a photograph and although my epiphany contains a sad story, I’d be more than willing to share it with you over a coffee. The love and passion that I have put into this craft surprises even me. I realized that I have a truly unique opportunity to capture a special day, a special moment in time for people. I spend countless hours slaving over my craft and on your wedding day, you can be sure that I will capture it as if it were my own.
In my spare time, I enjoy good food, art, culture and socializing. Because of my love for life and the world around us, I connect with my clients on many different levels. When you see my photos you will see pure raw emotions because I connect with my clients and I let them connect with people around them.
I truly believe in maintaining a long term relationship with the people that I meet. I want to be your wedding photographer as well as your family photographer. When you walk through our door with your family I want you to feel at home. I love watching families grow and it gives me great joy and pleasure to be a part of your family’s history.
I look forward to meeting you and sharing with you my passion for photography and my excitement about being a part of your wedding day!
Having spent most of my career involved with events and working with people in a variety of manners, weddings to me are a perfect joining of all I love to do; put smiles on people’s faces, capture the moments, and be the behind-the-scenes person that brings a vision to life.
I studied in the Langara College Photography Certificate program part-time, starting in 2004, and continue to expose myself to all sorts of learning opportunities and experiences.
One does not need a fancy camera to make a great photo, but rather they need vision and the knowledge of how to take that vision and make it a reality; this is the challenge and it is what drives me to push myself as a photographer and artist.
I am also passionate about cooking, an aficionado of fine beer and wines from around the world, and love music of many genres. I am also a fan of sport and competition, but in particular my beloved Canucks. I also enjoy sharing my hobbies and interests with my wife, Anna, whose own passion for art and architecture inspires me to see things differently.
I have worked with Three Sixty Photography since 2007 and currently am a secondary photographer with the company. My creative eye and knack for seeking out locations that are usually uncommon are integral to shaping out our final product. I work collaboratively with the primary photographer to make sure no shots are missed on a wedding day.
I’ve been into photography since high school where I was the yearbook photographer during my last year. At Simon Fraser University (SFU) I often photographed the new student orientations if I wasn’t busy leading one. In the past three years I’ve been working as a wedding and portrait photographer in Vancouver part-time since I love it so much (it doesn’t feel like work). I always try to challenge myself to produce photos that are better than the last. People ask if I’ve ever taken a photography course and my answer is always no. I learned most of it from shooting and other experienced professionals I’ve had the pleasure working with.
Portrait photography and photojournalism are my two favorite with travel and vehicle photography a close 3rd. I love interacting with couples and kids, capturing their emotions. Trying to get them to evoke emotion is even harder and challenging which makes it that much more rewarding. Travel photography because I just love to travel; wish I had done more when I was much younger. And vehicle photography because it’s actually hard to take a good car photo.
I hold a BA in Communication and a minor in Publishing from SFU. I was also two courses away from receiving a minor in SFU’s Interactive Arts and Technology program but I had just returned from studying in Beijing, China for six months. I’ve worked as a Project Manager and Internet Marketing Specialist for a web development company in Vancouver for the past 1.5 years, as a Product Expert at Future Shop for a couple of years while in school, for Canon as an in-store marketing specialist, and for both federal and municipal.
Administrator/Assistant/Party Specialist/Secondary Videographer
I’m a kid at heart. I love to experience new things and enjoy life. At first when you meet me I may seem timid and shy, but deep down I love to connect with people. My education is far off the beaten path of photography, I graduated from Bachelors at UBC in BioChemistry and followed that up with a Masters degree in Food Science. Currently, I’m exploring the opportunity to achieve my PhD. at Simon Fraser University. So why would someone like me be with a photography company you may ask? The answer is simple: I’m the real boss behind the scenes! Hahaha!
But kidding aside, I help out with some of the Administrative duties at the studio and also aid the staff when they need an extra hand.
Often times you will see me operate the photobooth as your “Party Specialist” or on the computer on a Same Day Edit. Justin calls me the “unsung hero” because I’m typically behind the scenes, but helps everything go smooth. If you see me at your event say hi and know that I’m really part of the team and not crashing your event
Over the last few years I’ve transitioned to doing videography. I have a real love for the cinematic and the power of video. So you will see me from time to time at your wedding. I look forward to helping tell your story!
Director of Videography
I am a big gadget geek, a faux-tographer, and a Colorist wannabe. I take great delight in shooting video, but even more so editing it. I’m always hungry for new information, new connections, and always willing to be captivated by the next enthralling story.
I began sharing stories through video after the first time I launched iMovie on my MacBook. Armed then with a Vado HD, I set out to re-tell the amazing tales I’ve heard. Although I’ve graduated from my MacBook, iMovie, and Vado HD, I still set out looking to share that next great story through video. Join me in my adventures!
Junior Photo Editor/Videographer
I have just completed the Langara Professional Photo Imaging Program specializing in commercial photography. Throughout my photography education I have won scholarships in photography and graphics. When I’m not editing wedding photos, I freelance at car photography on the side using rigs to achieve shots most people can’t.
When I’m not doing photography, I’m autocrossing my little red race car or mountain biking on the North Shore of Vancouver & Whistler. Mountain biking and snowboarding is what got me into photography and I still love doing it to this day. It’s a hard life having fun everyday but someone has to do it.