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About

My passion for photography started long before I even realized it was there.  After college, I moved to Taiwan to reconnect with family and my step-mother bought me a Sony point and shoot.  At the time, I just wanted to capture all the amazing landscape, mountains, food, people, and life that Taiwan had to offer.  I never realized, through the lens, I was looking at the world in a completely different way.  I always had an appreciation for the way a photo could make you feel or the story it would tell.  However, it wasn't until my wife and I went to Iceland for our honeymoon and our iPhones were taking better photos than an old Canon point and shoot she had gotten years back that I decided to invest in my first DSLR. We both love to travel and see new places, meet new people, try new foods, and experience different cultures and it was something I wanted to document.  I wanted to show our future kids that we were once young and fun traveling the world!  Ever since then my passion for photography has grown and I am inspired by something different every day. 

I am married to the beautiful Cali O'Rourke of Cali O’Rourke Calligraphy.  We now reside in the Greater Detroit area as we moved back to Michigan to be closer to family once we had our son Emory who is now 10 months old.  If you are interested in any of Cali's calligraphy work for weddings or events please contact her at cali@cocalligraphy.com.

Check out my portfolio and let's connect to tell your story!

Thanks for visiting and look forward to hearing from you. 

JD