Three years ago, on a botched first date in a grungy arcade, I had a conversation with a girl that would change my life. The girl and I shared a dream – of leaving a mark of good on this world, in the shape of an orphanage. Fast forward to today and I am married to that girl, making plans to move our life to Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania in October to pursue that dream. It’s not certain what the future will hold but we know it’s where we’re supposed to be – and couldn’t be more excited.
While there, I also hope to photograph weddings and elopements across East Africa. If you are planning a destination wedding on the pristine beaches of Zanzibar, a grand affair in Nairobi, Kenya or an intimate elopement someplace in between I’d love to hear from you. I will continue to book weddings in Vancouver for the summer months as well.
Below are a few pictures of past trips to Liberia and Tanzania.
Chelsea and I had the opportunity to visit Gombe Stream National Park in Tanzania and see the chimpanzees made famous by Jane Goodall. After two days of travel by plane and boat, we arrived at the park only to be told that we had a very short window of time to try and find the chimps as a big storm was on its way. After hiking into the jungle for hours our guide spotted the two guys below grooming each other. It wasn’t long before the rest of gang showed up and soon we were surrounded by almost 30 chimpanzees. It was an incredible experience.