I am a San Francisco based portrait photographer, specializing in editorial and fine art work. My work centers on the idea of beauty within reality, where the goal of each and every portrait session is to commune with the sitter, to pull something out of them that transcends the base of what they show the world. With every image made, I strive to show who someone truly is, and explore my subject's perception of themselves and my own. My style emphasizes simplicity and elegance, with connection being the ideal outcome of each image. I got my start taking photos in high school, instantly falling in love with capturing the world through my own lens. After high school I worked freelance for my local newspaper, primarily covering the local music scene in Seattle, Washington. I then decided to make photography my career, and moved to San Francisco to pursue a college degree. In December of 2013, I graduated valedictorian from Academy of Art University in San Francisco with my Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography. During my time at school I built up my business and refined my style as a portraitist, working predominantly in the editorial and commercial markets, while simultaneously working on my own personal projects. I am presently showing work at the 625 Gallery in San Francisco, featuring works from my Acquaintances series.