About Philip

Philip - Lead Photographer

Hi! I’m Philip.

Photography is truly my passion.  I’m constantly out shooting and improving my craft.  My goal is to create beautiful, timeless photographs for you and also for myself.  I devote all of my energy into doing the best job I can.  

My friends would say that I’m a great person with a kind heart. My past clients would say that I’m an amazing photographer, very personable, great to work with, and a very friendly yet professional person.  

I enjoy beautiful scenery, warm sunsets, loud music, taking road trips, and flying airplanes.  I’m very dedicated to what I do and I’m thankful I get to do it full-time.  I would be honored if you allowed me to capture the most memorable day of your life.  


Photography Experience

10+ years of Photography Skills and Knowledge
7 Years of Professional Wedding Photography as Lead Photographer
Over 175+ Weddings Photographed
Areas serviced: Thailand, Alaska, South Carolina, North Carolina, New York City.
Many additional hours of private study, education, and hands-on practice.

Formal Education

Bachelor of Information Technology from Western Governor’s University.
Associates of Computer Systems Technology from the University of Alaska.

Wedding Photography Business Workshop (with JASMINE STAR)
FIND Photography Workshop (Film is Not Dead by Jonathan Canlas)
Vivian Maier, Street Photography Workshop (Douglas Cunningham)
Commercial Portraiture Workshop (with JOEY L)

Hobbies & Interests

Photography (the most obvious one)

Philip’s number one passion is for photography.  STUDIO 1250 wouldn’t exist today if it wasn’t for his unceasing passion for the art.  If Philip wasn’t a full-time photographer, he would continue to pursue photography as a hobby to capture the life that surrounds him everyday.


Philip is an FAA licensed, Private Pilot.  He enjoys soaring above the cities and shorelines and catching an unobstructed view of an evening sunset. “With aviation comes great freedom, great responsibility.”

Enjoying the Outdoors

Philip likes experiencing the great outdoors.  He has spent a lot of time hiking in Alaska and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  He also enjoys exploring the Historical Plantations of Charleston and the warm summer weather.  His interest in the wild outdoors is also greatly linked to his passion for photography. 


Philip loves traveling to new places.  One of his favorite trips has been a cross country road-trip from Alaska through California to South Carolina, driving over 7,500 miles.  Philip has also traveled to Paris, France; Venice, Italy; Ireland; and Thailand.  Philip is always searching for his next big vacation.

Eating Healthy

This country’s agricultural crisis has inspired Philip to strive for healthy eating and natural, nutritional healing methods.  Philip enjoys watching documentaries on the food epidemic that is taking over the United States.  He continues to learn ways of eating healthy and living a better life.  

Christ Follower

Philip is a Christian and believes that Jesus Christ is the Lord.  He strives to live a life to that of Jesus’ life here on earth. As Jesus said, “I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you.” (John 13:15 NIV). As well as in 1 Peter chapter 2: “To this you were called, because Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in His steps” (1 Peter 2:21 NIV).