My photography has been greatly influenced by my first love, ice hockey. As a former professional athlete, I learned to be perceptive, work within a collaborative environment and be dogged in my approach to learning. When I retired in 2013 at the ripe age of 28, I adopted these principles for my life behind the lens. I strive to spend time getting to know my subjects and to work collaboratively to achieve a photographs that they feel truly represent them. For me, photography is about exchange and learning more about the lives of my subjects which I believe is the most rewarding part of being a photographer.