Hi, I'm Dean.
I first started exploring photography while working in the music video business, and living in New York. When I made the move West, I brought my passion and inspiration along with me. After agreeing to photograph a friend’s wedding in 2010, I haven't looked back.
The path has not been straight, however. I ran a successful house/pet sitting business in Los Angeles, worked a nanny, or rather a "manny", in Maine, before settling near Joshua Tree National Park and making the leap.
I've published one book, "50 Couches in 50 Nights" and been featured in another "Making Music Videos". My fine art work has been exhibited all over the world. I love photographing beautiful landscapes, old cemeteries, and the beauty of natures wood and stone textures.
I enjoy long hikes in Yosemite and strolls around New York City. I savor the desert sunrises, and marvel at the stars. I cherish my time in Maine, with the boys I cared for. I look forward to visits from out-of-town friends. And, my favorite past time is watching the birds, bunnies, and squirrels right outside my window.
Getting to know you
Before the big day, I look forward to meeting you in person
Before your wedding, I'll send out a list of questions, as well as links to portrait ideas, so that I can start understanding what will be happening, who's involved, and what's important to you.
But I'll also want to meet with you both, preferably, at the venue, to talk through the day, and discuss the portraits.
This gives us the opportunity to get to know each other. I believe that knowing you better, and having a full picture, is such a key to a fun and successful day.
You'll have enough to worry about, on your wedding day, I don't want you to be concerned about the photography. I want you to be confident that I'll deliver what you want, and more.