Experience and Passion...

Hello and welcome to my website.  My name is Rich and I am a Seattle based professional photographer.  I am one of the lucky photographers who actually work full time behind the camera to earn my living.

Aside from a few high school photography classes I am a self-taught photographer.   Learning about light, color, exposure, composition and all the other important details came pretty quickly.  

What really captivated me, what really excited me about photography, was realizing the true value of photography.  

That it is far more than a means to capture images or memories.  

Photography is about simplicity.  It is about the emotion and the connection that a good image creates for people.  It is a way to communicate and tell stories.

My work has covered and continues to cover many genres of photography including architecture and real estate, weddings, portraits, pets, sports, corporate events, parties and editorial and commissioned projects.  Professionally, I have found that I specialize in general photography.  Another way to put it is that I am a photographer of nouns… people, places and things.  It never gets boring.

1990 - Rocky Mountain National Park

1990 - Rocky Mountain National Park

One reality about professional photography is that there are so many photographers out there.  So how do I set myself apart from other photographers?  What sets me apart I believe is a guiding principal that I was raised with; to strive to be a good person, to be kind to everybody, to work as hard as I can and just be authentic to who I am as a person and as a professional photographer.

I am very grateful for the opportunities I have had to work behind the camera over the years.