Hi, my name is David and I'm a portrait and event photographer based out of Saint Paul, Minnesota.
I grew up in Tokyo, Japan and have traveled to many different countries around the world. Very early on I discovered photography through many different film cameras, primarily my Dad's old Canon AE-1, and my Grandfather's massive collection of National Geographic magazines he collected over many decades.
I firmly believe that everyone should have photographs that they can be proud to show to others. Unfortunately, many people often feel uncomfortable having a camera pointed at them and my goal is to change that. If you come to me wanting portraits taken, I will work with you to make it as relaxed and fun as possible. You won't find me hiding behind my camera, firing off frame after frame and then calling it a wrap. We'll work together to get the most genuine expressions possible and you will walk away feeling like a million bucks!
The same thing goes for an important event you need documented. Those fun key moments that will zip by within seconds I will be right there to capture. I'll make sure to capture everything from your uncle's boisterous belly laugh to the carefully designed invitations and from your host's commemorative speech to the special award.
Outside of photography, I spend my time relaxing with my three cats and going out ballroom dancing with my wife when she's home (she's a nurse, anyone who has married one knows what I'm talking about).
If you have a crazily fun and creative portrait theme, want to show off your inner super hero, or desperately want to photograph your Great Aunt Bethany's 95th birthday or your company's 25th anniversary, feel free to send me a message or give me a call.
Thank you and I look forward to hearing from you soon!