Follow your bliss & the universe will open doors where once there were walls.
— Joseph Cambell

Photographer Bio

After many years working in Asia, I started MUSE Bride as a small solo atelier with the goal of introducing a fresh new editorial style of wedding photography to my MUSE Bride Clientele.

Over the years I’ve had the pleasure of photographing hundreds of social, editorial and commercial projects and events in Asia, Europe and North America. I have lived and worked extensively in Tokyo, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, SE Asia, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Hawaii. I have shot weddings and events on all of the Hawaiian Islands, in most of the major metropolitan areas of North America, as well as internationally in Mexico, Italy, Scotland, South Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, China, South East Asia, and Australia.

I have been blessed to have my work grace the covers, advertising, and editorial sections of numerous national magazines. My work has also been on the receiving end of multiple awards for excellence in photography, strategic branding and design. 

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My commercial clients include: Shiseido, Formula 1, Harry Winston, Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Resorts, Hotel Wailea, Aloha United Way, HGEA, Sony Group, the International Olympic Committee, Johnnie Walker, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, New York Times, Hawaii Modern Luxury, CCTV11 (China), FujiTV (Japan), NASDAQ, and the New York Stock Exchange. 

Cheers and thanks for dropping by ~ E.

Post Script (early March): very proud to say that for the past 12 weeks I’ve created, coded, and curated this entire website with the help of my fair share of Sangiovese, sunsets, and sofas. Many thanks to the music of Normandie ~ “Time Lapse” for keeping the mood light and relaxed during my many late night solo coding sessions.


What I Believe In

  • Creating Metaphors: I believe every image has the capacity to stand for something deeper than what is apparent. 

  • Making Tools: I believe in creating hybrid tools in order to create beautiful images. I believe that my hand-made tools amplify my creativity.

  • Slowing Down: I believe it's important to desynchronize from standard time frames. I believe that by slowing down beautiful images will present themselves magically.

Additional Portfolios

In addition to photographing weddings and bridal editorials for individual Clients, I also work on local, national and international advertising, editorial, and commercial campaigns for global businesses, advertising \ branding agencies and Asian-based start ups.


To view the commercial and commissioned photography projects that are close to my heart please visit: 

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In Hawaii I also work closely with Alohilani Weddings on their super cool eco-elopements and chic low-impact weddings. To view my work with Alohilani Weddings and their hip green designs \ alternatives to traditional weddings and elopements, please visit:



My bridal work has appeared on the following media platforms:

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