A Few Things About Me

Photography has been an interest of mine since my freshman year in high school when I took a photography class as an elective because I thought it would be an easy A. I soon realized that it wasn’t something I just had an ‘eye’ for, but something I truly enjoyed. Throughout the years, I’ve seen how imperative it is to embark on those journeys that bring you the most joy; in 2016 I created MJPhotography. My work has been seen in exhibits around the world such as Germany, Israel, Netherlands and Bulgaria to name a few.
I am 34 with 2 wonderful and amazing children – they’re the light of my life; 4 cats and 1 dog.  The majestic, bright-eyed, bushy-bearded man is the love of my life – and truly someone whom I didn’t know I needed.

A native to Southern California but currently reside in South Dakota. Outside of photography, I enjoy the coast, amusement parks, concerts, spending time with family and friends, and going on adventures. I recently found joy in hiking and frequently enjoy laying in my hammock during our warmer months.

Thank you for visiting my site and I hope to do business with you soon 🙂

My Services

I offer a wide array of sessions and am always looking for new photography experiences to captures. This is just a sampling of the types of sessions I love to shoot for my clients.


It's a special time in a young persons life and you can never get these years back. Let me capture those moments for you to remember for a lifetime!


If you're looking to get updated family photos, or just new photos of the kids in a casual setting, then you've come to the right place!


I can capture both maternity and newborn photos to chronicle your little one's journey into this world!


Looking to pop the question? Or simply need a new photo of the two of you? I'd love to capture your love together so you can share it with your family and friends!