I am a people photographer. When I am behind the lens I am looking at the people around me, looking for those moments that they will want to remember. While the intent may differ, the content stays the same. Whether I'm shooting a wedding, a corporate event, a family portrait or headshot, I'm always photographing people.
I wasn't born with a camera in my hand. I didn't have friends or family that introduced me to the art of photography. I was inspired to begin studying this art after I visited the Philippines for the first time in 2009. As I experienced my family's cultural origins first hand, I also got to meet a lot of relatives for the first, and possibly last, time. The significance of the photos I took during that trip has stayed with me. I don't know when I will be able to go back to the Philippines, but I now have a visual record of the people I met and the places I visited.
That is why I do what I do: to create a record. A visual account of moments that people experience and want to remember and share.