MORE ABOUT ME
PHOTOGRAPHER // FILMMAKER
It feels like I've always had a camera in my hand. I grew up filming "movies" with my friends on my dad's old VHS camcorder, documenting trips and holidays on the point and shoot cameras I would buy and sell on eBay every year, and creating music videos in my backyard.
Fast forward to 2015, and I decided to officially launch a photography business. Over the next 4 years, the business grew into a full-time job...but in 2016, I also took a part-time position as the creative director for a large church in West Michigan. For the next 3 years, I juggled a growing business as well as all the responsibilities I had at the church (creating all of their photo/video/media content and building their websites and social accounts) – needless to say, it kept me busy. But then, in November of 2017, I met this amazing girl named Kendyll...and life took a crazy, amazing turn.
After I proposed in March of 2019, I began realizing there was no way I could work two jobs while also building and maintaining a healthy marriage. So in October of 2019, with the full support of my fiancée, I officially resigned my position at the church to focus all my attention on my freelance work and my new marriage.
So now, here I am – a full time content creator from West Michigan. A guy who never intended to be a photographer but couldn't be more thankful for this amazing career and all the amazing places it's taken me so far.
Here's to the journey...and wherever it leads next.
a few things I'm passionate about
I firmly believe that the relationships I build with my clients provide the backbone of the content we create together. That means I’m all about getting to know you…but I’d love for you to get to know me as well! And behind the love of photography, travel, and creating work that evokes emotion is simply Josh, a (relatively) normal person with my own hobbies, interests, and passions. So, here’s a few more of the things I love and care about…
mountains + oceans
my relationship with Jesus
cinematic + electronic music
pourover coffee + espresso
nothing leaves me quite as breathless or inspires me as much as standing on the top of a mountain or at the edge of the ocean, breathing in the awe of our world and feeling overwhelmed by the feeling of smallness.
okay, I'll admit it...I'm a sucker for a good Ethiopian pourover and I'm notorious for packing coffee equipment before I pack clothes on trips. also, ask me sometime about my coffee story involving the TSA...it's a good one.
this one definitely has to come first – my relationship with Jesus completely defines my life, evokes my heart for people, and inspires my love of this amazing world that we get to call our home.
I started playing piano when I was 3 years old and music has been an integral part of my life ever since. much of my work is inspired by and built on the marriage of soaring, cinematic scores and driving, electronic riffs.
wife / travel partner / best friend
Honestly it still blows my mind that I get to call this amazing woman my wife. Her support of my career and passions is astounding and I wouldn't want to walk this crazy journey called life with anyone other than her. Plus, she's a freaking stunner...
office buddy / cuteness inspiration
Harper was Kendyll's dog but quickly became a huge part of my life when we got married. She's amazingly content to just lay on my office floor for hours while I edit – but also provides a soft, cuddly escape when I need a little break. And I mean like...just look at that face...