I don’t like to forget things and there have been too many moments I wish I could snap a picture in my head to save forever. After time, most memories can fade and become lost forever. This is why I have come to love capturing moments in time with my camera.

I live in Coeur d’Alene, ID with my beautiful wife, Michelle and my amazing son, Hunter. I was born in North Dakota and at a young age, my family moved to Colorado. In my teens, we moved to California, Washington, and, finally, to Idaho. I was always surrounded by beautiful landscapes and amazing wildlife. With the locations I have lived in as well as working on horse ranches makes me a natural outdoorsmen. My surroundings have shaped the type of photographer I am.

When my father passed away unexpectedly in 2006, my life sort of headed in a different direction. I became lost and forgot who I was. Over the next couple of years, family would ask for photographs of my father and I realized we didn’t have very many. After time, his image started to fade in my mind. This is when the realization of how important capturing memories truly is. To quote myself, “Capturing the moments that last for a lifetime is why I love photography. Photographs can enhance your mood, alter your perspective, show you how things truly are or remind you what once was. Photography brings back memories of happiness, sadness, excitement and despair. That is what I try to capture.”

I recently graduated with an A.A.S. degree in Photography at Spokane Falls Community College and have an A.A.S. degree in Graphic Design form North Idaho College.

Currently I am looking for freelance work or steady work being an assistant, second shooter, and retoucher. If you or your studio are looking for someone who loves photography, learning, and being part of a team, please contact me.

Phone: 208.699.3891       Email: info@sls-photography.com