Like many others, Josh's love for photography started way back. Yes, his father gave him his camera and he was shooting photos right away. He has even said that he actually likes some of his early work. He remembers going to Yellowstone Park and watching old faithful erupt. Josh took his whole roll (kodak disc camera) before it even started! Don't worry, his timing is much better these days.
Later he studied photography at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. He then went on to photograph professionally for state government, in West Virginia. Josh was the personal photographer to the Attorney General. In this position he photographed the daily activities of the Attorney General, the House of Representatives, and also did a few shoots with the Governor. After the legislative session was over he decided to move to NY state to be closer to family and to start his photography business. He was awarded a contract with one of the youth baseball tournament camps in the NY area. At the peak of the business he had six employees and photographers, on-site printing of all images, 25 viewing computer stations, and pro DSLR professional equipment. He was very happy with this, but the toll of the sheer volume of work was starting to affect him. They photographed and uploaded around 350 games a week for the entire summer for years! Josh then decided to concentrate on a more creative outlet for his photography. The move to wedding photography felt natural. And with my photojournalism background from the State, felt very comfortable. "I love that each wedding is different and brings with it new challenges and new opportunities for creative expression." Soon after the transformation, he was shooting events, portraiture, freelance news, table-top products, and restaurants. "However story telling through photography is my biggest passion and I feel that is why wedding imagery is my favorite, plus I love being with families on their big milestone events".
I love how everything I cover is different. I love that it is up to me to show what I see in a creative way. And I love the challenge of creating new pictures.
What types of shoots have you done and how did you make them special?
I have done weddings, portrait sessions, engagement sessions, restaurant shoots, retirement parties, 90 year old Birthday parties, family sessions etc. I tune in to my clients and feel them and translate what I feel into their pictures.
Awards, honors, and recognitions received
Many happy wedding reviews from past clients
A fun fact about this photographer
I have 3 kids but I don't take many "real" photos of them!