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About Alex

Hi! I’m Alex, a wedding and portrait photographer based out of Oklahoma City. I accidentally stumbled into photography while in college...

You see, I was taking an intro class simply out of necessity as an elective for my declared PR major. At the end of the semester, we were assigned to document something and tell its story with a photo essay. I redid this assignment 3 times before landing on one I liked, which was completely out of my comfort zone. I eventually received my graded project with a handwritten note that read: “I hope you continue to keep telling stories." 

Well, I did -- and here I am. 

I would later graduate from the University of Central Oklahoma with a BA in Photographic Arts, under the tutelage of two renown, innovative, and incredibly inspiring professors. Along with shooting weddings, I continue to refine my skills and knowledge by pursuing further education via conferences, lectures, and books from the greatest photography minds past and present. And although this was never my plan, I have now officially stepped into the role of educator myself. From guest teaching in a classroom setting at UCO, to demonstrating on-location posing, to speaking at conferences such as PhotoCon. Let me tell you, it's probably a relief to all my friends and family that I now have an actual outlet to talk about anything photography/LR related. (I really love talking shop.) 

Photography is my life, and I'm continually in awe that it's also my career. Everyone wants their dream job, and I can truly say I have mine. 

Hi! I’m Alex, a wedding and portrait photographer based out of Oklahoma City. I accidentally stumbled into photography
while in college...

You see, I was taking an intro class simply out of necessity as an elective for my declared PR major. At the end of the semester, we were assigned to document something and tell its story with a photo essay. I redid this assignment 3 times before landing on one I liked, which was completely out of my comfort zone. I eventually received my graded project with a handwritten note that read: “I hope you continue to keep telling stories." 

Well, I did -- and here I am. 

I would later graduate from the University of Central Oklahoma with a BA in Photographic Arts, under the tutelage of two renown, innovative, and incredibly inspiring professors.


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About Alex

Along with shooting weddings, I continue to refine my skills and knowledge by pursuing further education via conferences, lectures, and books from the greatest photography minds past and present. And although this was never my plan, I have now officially stepped into the role of educator myself. From guest teaching in a classroom setting at UCO, to demonstrating on-location posing, to speaking at conferences such as PhotoCon. Let me tell you, it's probably a relief to all my friends and family that I now have an actual outlet to talk about anything photography/LR related. (I really love talking shop.) 

Photography is my life, and I'm continually in awe that it's also my career. Everyone wants their dream job, and I can truly say I have mine. 

Guys, we are truly living in a Golden Age for TV. I'm probably a little too obsessed with Game of Thrones, The Office, and Arrested Development. (And probably a few others.) 

You might see a lot of pictures of dogs on my social media or blog (not specifically mine.) I LOVE dogs...(and cats are ok too I guess.) I have two dogs, Lucy and Liam, and they could not be any more different from each other. They’re my world. 

I am a big fan of true crime TV shows/podcasts — if you have any referrals please send them my way! Documentaries too...and TedTalks!

In my spare time, I love to shoot film photography with a group of very talented friends that share my love for analog as well. My giant film camera collection is kind of ridiculous, but I'm okay with it, mainly because I shoot with them for fun/personal projects whenever I can. 

I love traveling. I should probably do it more. 

Oh, and I spend way too much time on Reddit.

A few of my favorite things

Guys, we are living in a Golden Age for TV. I'm probably a little too obsessed with Game of Thrones, The Office, and Arrested Development. (And probably a few others.) 

I love puns. I can't help myself.

I am a big fan of true crime TV shows/podcasts — if you have any referrals please send them my way! Documentaries too. 

TedTalks are my jam;
I hope to give one someday. 

In my spare time, I love to shoot film photography with a group of very talented friends that share a love for analog as well. My film camera collection is kind of ridiculous, but I'm okay with it, mainly because I shoot with them for fun/personal projects when I can. 

Oh, and I spend way too much time on Reddit.

a few of my favorite things

You might see a lot of pictures of dogs on my social media or blog (not specifically mine.) I LOVE dogs...and cats are ok too I guess. I have two dogs, Lucy and Liam, that I think hung the moon, and they could not be any more different from each another. 

I am a big fan of true crime TV shows/podcasts — if you have any referrals please send them my way! Documentaries too. 

TedTalks are my jam; I hope to give one someday. 

In my spare time, I love to shoot film photography with a group of very talented friends that share a love for analog as well. My film camera collection is kind of ridiculous, but I'm okay with it, mainly because I shoot with them for fun/personal projects when I can. 

Oh, and I spend way too much time on Reddit.