About The Team
Your wedding day is a big deal. In fact, we think is one of the biggest deals ever. We promise that the memories we create for you will be just as powerful on your 52nd anniversary as it is on the day you first lay eyes on it.
That’s the profound gift of really incredible memories, and that, is what we do here at TNK Photo. Our belief is that photography happens naturally when the couple, the family, and everyone else feels like they’re having fun together. Let us do the work, and you guys enjoy the best days of your lives!
When I started photography, I didn’t start because it was a job; it was simply a hobby that I loved doing. I decided to go to school for it to learn proper technique and while I was still in school I started assisting a very talented wedding photographer in New York.
Soon after, I was shooting as an associate photographer and a few months later I was lead shooting. It was a wonderful progression that helped me hone my skills along the way and find my own path.
I personally love using natural light in the afternoon when it has that gorgeous warm glow. Almost every engagement session we schedule is right before sunset for that very reason. Since it has become my “look”, I always bring studio lighting equipment to accentuate the scene and make my couples pop and stand out.
Whether I’m shooting an engagement or a wedding, I find it imperative to understand lighting and how to change or enhance a scene. A big part of photography is knowing how to adapt to any lighting situation. As professionals, it’s our responsibility to make you look your best regardless of obstacles.
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I’ve always loved being apart of a moment that makes someone happy. Whether its their birthday, a holiday or a surprise. Photography has opened an opportunity for me to make people smile for capturing a moment they will cherish. When I deliver the photos to the clients I myself get excited for them to see what we all created. The reaction I receive from people is what drives me to continue to get better at photography.
Photography is such a lifestyle to me. No matter where I go, whether its my day off or not, I am constantly looking at the beauty the world has to give. I believe anything and everything can be captured in a camera and made to look amazing.
Even though I don’t have my camera in my hands, I still continue to work on my craft by wondering how I would shoot a subject in any scene around me. How can I use light to my advantage and create something special. I love photography, the day I stop loving it is the day I will have a day off.
I’ve always been fascinated with gadgets, I’m a bit of a tech nerd. When I first picked up a camera, I was very intrigued with how they worked. I was even more amazed at how I could create art with them and make people happy with the photos I take of them.
What I enjoy about shooting is that we can be in a very un-interesting place and with some posing and lighting, create spectacular images. It just takes a little creativity and the know how to make it happen!
My favorite moment during a wedding is when I take the bride and groom shots right after the ceremony. They have this amazing look when they first pose together and you can see it when they look each other in the eye.
When I’m not shooting, I spend time with my girlfriend. We love to eat and trying out new food and places is one of our favorite things to do. I’m also into cycling, I have both a road and a mountain bike. I also get down with some Counter Strike.
I strive to capture our couples stories in the most creative way possible and frame moments they can cherish forever. Photography makes me feel alive and knowing that tomorrow will never be the same as today makes it an exciting journey for me. Now a professional photographer, I worked as a software engineer for the first 4 years of my career without ever being fully satisfied with my job. Photography came to me at a time when I needed it most and helped me find solace.
What first started as a hobby, turned into my passion. I found myself working with an exuberant energy and it had me constantly thinking, changing, and growing. I was then certain photography is my passion and I went after it full steam, without a shred of doubt.
My favorite moment during a wedding is the main ceremony itself. This is the time when I get to capture the most natural and beautiful shots of the bride & groom’s emotions/moments and also their families.
When I’m not shooting I love spending time with my girlfriend. We love to travel, hike and explore food places.
I can still remember the first moment I fell in love with photography… I was standing atop the Tokyo Tower on my honeymoon taking a photo of the skyline feeling something rewarding about capturing a photo and all of its emotions. I loved being able to take what was only a view, and turning it into a tangible memory with the press of a button that would last a lifetime.
One of my favorite parts during a wedding is the social aspect. Having a sales background, I was accustomed to talking to people and connecting with others on a daily basis, but now I get to mesh that with my passion. I love meeting new people at every wedding I go to and creating relationships. Every couple has a unique story to tell and I’m blessed to be able to capture that story through photography.
On my downtime, I like exploring new cities and I’m a huge foodie. Most of all, I love to spend time with my wife traveling the world and capturing yet more memories with my Fuji XT-2.