I am a Spanish-American commercial photographer based in Phoenix, it was actually a lifelong love of racing bicycles that got me into photography. Sports and event photography became my first love, and I got my start covering the Amgen Tour of California and the Tour of Utah. I later traded lycra for lens, and have served as the official photographer of the Waste Management Phoenix Open since 2010.
I have since drawn on my former career working in Fortune 500 corporations to add headshot photography to my specialties. My professional experience helped me learn how important high-quality images are in the corporate world, and I strive to deliver headshots that portray professionals in their best light, giving them a better chance of being hired.
Notable clients include ExxonMobil, Nike Golf, ForeSee, Infusionsoft, Air Products & Chemicals, Pebbletec, Grabba Greens, and more.
1. I have run with the bulls in Pamplona, Spain, and survived!
2.I passed my introductory Sommelier certification and am currently studying for the next levels!
3. I have visited 46 states — only 4 to go! Can you guess which?
What does that mean?
Calling myself a professional photographer doesn’t just mean I take pictures for a living. I earned my Certified Professional Photographer (CPP) designation through Professional Photographers of America (PPA). To achieve this certification, I had to pass a rigorous exam, as well as an image submission. This gives you the assurance that when you hire me for a job, I’m going to get it right the first time, every time.
Grab my helpful guide to understand the difference between a “professional” and a certified pro here.
I am born and raised in Phoenix, yes that's right, I'm a "Zonie", so giving back to the community is important to me.
I’m regularly involved with the American Cancer Society, local high school career and advisory boards, the Chandler Chamber of Commerce, the Ahwatukee Foothills Chamber of Commerce and Junior Achievement.
I also own Photo Fusion Studio in Phoenix, which is a studio that helps other photographers grow their own business. This unique co-op allows photographers to support each other through the various challenges we face in this industry. Find out more on our Facebook page and our photography group, Phoenix Photographers' Practice Group
For 7-days I'll average nearly 20,000 steps and 2,000 photographs per day! As I walk up, down and around the TPC Scottsdale course and nearby venues. From practice rounds, pro-am tournaments, Special Olympics, Junior golf day, nightly Birds Nest concerts and oh yeah, the actual golf tournament! This is no small feat and one the requires a lot of planning and professionalism.
The Thunderbirds and their staff put on an amazing event that ultimately delivers the most charitable contributions of any other tournament and a great economic boost to the local economy.
Feel free to follow me on a special Instagram profile @wmpophoto or hashtag #wmpophoto for more.
Some photographers claim to do it all, I won't, I want to make sure you get the photographer you need.
Let's chat and see if I can help, if not, then I'm happy to refer other great photographers in the area.