I am a photojournalist and filmmaker with over four years of experience, covering local and international news events, such as the migrant caravan in Mexico, the California wildfires and civil unrest in the United States. I enjoy telling stories that make an emotional impact. My portfolio also includes family portraits, weddings, and commercial projects.


My work has appeared in the Associated Press, San Francisco Chronicle, USA Today, Time Magazine, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Vice, CNN, FOX, ABC, NBC, Al Jazeera, the Guardian, Insider, the Press Democrat, Mercury News, Marin IJ, and Zuma Press.


Commercial clients include Toyota and Marin Tourism. 


1st Place Winner

Columbia Scholastic Press Association
Feature Photo / 2018

1st Place Winner 

Columbia Scholastic Press Association

Photo Story / 2018

Official Selection

Mill Valley Film Festival 

Migrantes short film / 2020

Gold Winner

International Independent Film Awards 

Migrantes short film / 2019


Telly Award

Migrantes short film / 2020


NPPA Student Quarterly

Photo Essay / 2019


"Amazing. I feel like you captured the complete essence of our spirits, and I couldn’t be happier. Love, love the ones of us together. But I mean seriously.... [the] pics are to die for. My family will be astonished and just adore him even more.There will definitely be more shoots in the works. You are very talented, mature and accomplished."

—Aja, Mill Valley, CA.

"These photos are WONDERFUL! You totally captured our family, the color and lighting is amazing, and it feels like I am back at the party when I look at your shots.  THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!"

— Lauren, Portland, OR.

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