A Little About Me

I’m a freelance photographer that has been shooting since 1992. I learned on film and still know my way around a darkroom although I’d probably have to Google some of the chemistry. I have taken classes throughout high school, college, and post-college to continue refining my photography skills.

For example, in the summer of 2014, I attended Joe McNally’s Lighting course as well as Scott Kelby’s photography seminar. This year, I have been working on my headshot skills and I also joined Peter Hurley’s Headshot Crew for a bit as a protégé. I am a member of the National Press Photographer’s Association and have been published in Fodor’s Guide and the Worcester Telegram & Gazette, where I freelance. 

In November of 2016, I attended the Sports Shooter Academy in Southern California. For a full week, I worked with several sports photographers from the LA Times, LA Angels, USA TODAY, Getty Images, and many other freelance photographers. It was a great week and I met amazing photographers and learned a ton from them and the incredible staff. As an unexpected surprise, one of my images won Photo of the Day, as well as Remote Photo of the Workshop, and I was humbled to receive the first annual Tim Mantoani Award, which was voted on by my peers. Tim Mantoani was an unbelievable photographer who unexpectedly passed in 2016. Everyone who knew him told me he was an amazing and wonderful human being. I never had the pleasure to know Tim but I am honored to have received the award in his name.

I just attended Sports Shooter Academy again in May to learn all of the above instructors as well as portraiture from Joey Terrill. The SSA participants made portraits and photos of horse racing, beach volleyball, track & field, boxing, and more. I had a great time seeing everyone and meeting new friends! I will hopefully have images from the event up on my blog soon.

Sports photography is my favorite type of photography to shoot. As a former NCAA Division I baseball student athlete, I love capturing the perfect image during a game and completely understand the blood, sweat, and tears that were shed for the athlete to get to that point in their career. Many parents or booster clubs will contract with me to cover specific events to capture memories throughout the season. For more information on this option, please contact me or complete the form at the bottom of the page.

Although shooting sports are my favorite, I shoot corporate and portfolio as well. I shoot both in my studio and on location using natural and artificial light. I have seamless backgrounds with studio equipment and a detailed list of my gear is below. Also, I’m insured and can provide a certificate/proof of insurance as needed.

On a personal level, I’m from the midwest originally and previously lived in California for a little over a decade. I have been married since 2006 to an amazing woman and we have two young children and a dog. We live in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts and can travel throughout New England.

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Please review my portfolio and contact me below to talk about a potential assignment. Thank you for visiting my site and have a great day!

My Gear

Camera Bodies

  • 2 Canon EOS 1D X 
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark III
  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • Canon EOS 1D (typically only used for remotes on very bright days)

Glass

  • Canon EF 300 f/2.8L IS USM II
  • Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS USM II
  • Canon EF 17-40 f/4L USM
  • Canon EF 50 f/1.8
  • Canon EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
  • Canon EF 1.4x II Extender

Studio/Lighting/Remotes

  • White, grey, black seamless backdrops, other colors upon request
  • PocketWizard wireless triggers for off-camera lighting and remote cameras
    • Mini TT1, FlexTT5, 2 Plus IIIs, & 2 PlusXs
  • Speedlights/Flashes
    • Canon 580EX II
    • LumoPro LP180s
    • Vivitar 285-HV
  • Lighting Modifiers
    • Westcott 26″ Rapid Octabox
    • 2 24″ x 36″ Softboxes w/ Grids
    • Reflectors, etc.
  • Studio LED light panels
    • 2 12″x48″
    • 2 6″x48

Memberships and Affiliate Links

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