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I started AFRAY Photo after stumbling across photography thanks to a friend that was giving me his old DSLR since he was upgrading. I started out playing around with it and getting a few different lenses to experiment with, but before I knew what happened I was hooked! I did a lot of paintball events because that was my career at the time, but quickly blossomed from there.
I started partnering with a local audiovisual company to cover events they were doing such as wedding receptions, EDM festivals and band performances. A new opportunity arose with this same company to cover a four day medical conference at the University of Minnesota. This opened up a whole new style of photography for me and evolved into something I became very passionate about as it allowed me to capture an event that thousands attended in order to learn more about their professions.
More recently I have began expanding into portraiture and offering business solutions for local business owners. The thing I love about portraits is capturing not only the posed moments that every family has, but also what makes them unique! An unruly child, a quirky moment or even just a goofy gesture to make everyone erupt into laughter are all things I love about meeting and working with new people in my area. For the business solutions I love working with local businesses and one-offs to help them grow their brand and increase their social media presence whether it's capturing the atmosphere of their space, showcasing their food or beverages or just helping them update their staff pictures.
When I'm not helping other people capturing their passions, I love spending time with my wife, newborn daughter and 4 dogs. I'm a huge music nerd and love hearing new artists and going to concerts with my wife whenever we can. I also love to play video games to unwind and just turn my brain off for a while.