I’m a Chicago based photographer specializing in sports. I also shoot events, music, and portraits. Team photographer for the Chicago Mustangs of the Major Arena Soccer League and the Chicago Red Stars of the National Women’s Soccer League. House photographer for the Sears Centre Arena. Other clients include USA Volleyball, Fédération Internationale de Volleyball, National Lacrosse League, National Women’s Soccer League, Chicago Outlaws, and the Illinois High School Lacrosse Association. I shoot for multiple wires including Penta Press, International Sports Images, and Icon Sportswire. My photos have been published by Sports Illustrated, ESPN, Fox Sports, Chicago Tribune, and the Orlando Sentinel to name a few.
With sports and events, what I shoot is happening live in front of me and I have little or no control over what is presented to me. I pride myself on preparedness and being able to take great photos no matter the situation, lighting conditions, weather, or time frame. I’m equally comfortable using natural light or lighting the entire scene. I’m skilled at safely using wireless remote cameras to make even stronger photos, capture creative angles, and allow me to be photograph the same thing from two or three vantage points simultaneously. I also pride myself on quickly delivering properly edited and captioned photos.
In addition to photography I’m a teacher, husband, father, tech geek, and sports fan. The kids I teach think I’m a pretty cool guy. I have a beautiful wife named Annette, a handsome son named Ben, a mom that raised me right, a grandma that’s the greatest person in the entire world, and an awesome dog named Floyd.
Gear: Pro bodies x 5, 400 2.8, 200-400 4, 300 2.8, 70-200 2.8 x 2, 24-70 2.8, 14-24 2.8, 16 2.8 fisheye, teleconverters, flashes, strobes, triggers, etc.