I believe in self-expression, love and laughing your ass off. I look for the humor in life as well as the beauty.

Starting out over ten years ago as a music photojournalist, I photographed promotional portraits and live shows for Seattle venues and alternative weekly papers. At one point I put down the camera and picked up the bass, playing in a few bands. Turns out I'm much better with the camera.

Everything clicked after shooting my first wedding. The pace, emotion and unpredictability was similar to a rock show, yet my gear was free of sweat and spit and I came home with (slightly) fewer bruises. The couples were my rock stars.

In addition to documenting events,families and music, I freelance for the Seattle Weekly and shot the Stranger's Club Directory column for its five year run. My work has been published in Spin, The Seattle Times, Paste, Nylon, Magnet, PDN, Seattle Metropolitan Bride & Groom and blah blah blah.

I'm based in Seattle but travel often for work. New York is my birthplace and second home.

Please drop me a line if you see something that makes you smile, laugh or think twice. I like to know these things.

portraits on right by Sean Flanigan