Meet Hooman

"Let the beauty of what you love be what you do"


As a kid, our home was filled with art. Poetry, paintings, music, literature, and lots of old photos of relatives. I loved seeing the way they stood, or how cousins put arms around each other to pose, expressing their personality and emotions. It not only left a big impression on me, but influenced everything about my photography today.

When I was eight years old, in my hometown of Winston-Salem, NC, I built my first camera with my dad. That first camera taught me about composition, light and timing. 

I received my first “real” camera, a used Nikon with one lens, as a high school graduation present. My love of photography continued through college at Wake Forest where I graduated with a degree in Physics.

During my career as a corporate pilot, I still enjoyed photography as a creative outlet. In 2005, I was asked to photograph a wedding for the first time. Three years later, I left flying to pursue wedding photography full time.


Wedding photography combined what I had been photographing my whole life: Portraits, photojournalism of events, landscape, music, and capturing the most important and elusive element of any good photo: emotion. The jubilation. The poignant moments that brought people to tears.


I still live in Winston-Salem with my family, and photograph around 45-50 weddings a year, along with some family and senior portraits.


Send me a message and let’s talk about what you’re planning!


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