Hi. I'm Innis.
HA! That is a lot of letter I's up there. Well, here comes a few more....I was born in Burbank, CA. I prefer to be at the beach when possible. Going into the ocean fuels my soul. I grew up surfing and snowboarding. I graduated from SDSU with a Speech/Communications degree. After my collegiate career, I moved to Mexico for 5 years where I learned to speak & sing in Spanish. While living in Mexico City, I won the award for "Best New Artist" in 2000 with my first self-titled album, "INNIS" (🎵Apple Music). It was also in Mexico where I bought my first digital camera and starting taking photos of the rich culture that I so fell in love with. I have been known to burst out singing with the Mariachis if they happen to be playing at my local Mexican restaurant. I know how to bark like a dog quite well. I enjoy playing the guitar before going to sleep at night. It relaxes me. I once did a little acting in Hollywood (🎬 my IMDB). I love In-N-Out burgers and always order my Double-Double animal-style. Nothing makes me happier than to hear my son belly laugh. The smell of fresh ground coffee brewing in the morning is a must. I am a great tennis player...but only in my mind. I find cooking & driving on the freeway therapeutic. I like to run outdoors. I like it when the Santa Ana winds blow through SoCal. I love what I do. I hope you do too.
“The most beautiful pictures that truly captured our relationship. Innis knows his craft. A total Pro! He allowed us to feel free and be ourselves in front of his lens. Innis found the perfect reflection of who we are in these photos...the only photographer we will use now. For everything!”
—Faryn & Jordan
“A great photographer is one of the most important parts of your wedding day. We were so lucky to have found Innis. He made it seamless. Innis captured every part of our day but at times, it felt like he was not even there. And THAT right there is the magic! We will cherish our photographs for the rest of our lives.”
—Erika & Daniel
“If you want boring photos, find someone else. Innis has an eye to document people as they are; he'll bring out the goofy or the ridiculous, the profound and the sublime.
He's not so much an auteur as he is a master documentarian, capturing exactly who you are today, right now, in this moment. Innis doesn't focus on "what do you look like today?" but more "who ARE you today?" And somehow, he answers that question in new and surprising ways.”
“We could not have been luckier to have had Innis there capturing all the love. Our fears of being photographed vanished within minutes of meeting him.”
—Shakira & Michael
“I’ve had the pleasure of working with Innis on several occasions. His immense creativity and ability to make people feel comfortable in front of the camera is a gift.”
“I really don’t think there’s anyone who can make you feel more lovely and more loved than Innis. His art, warmth and heart comes through the lens with every click of his camera. Be prepared to feel like you’re the most beautiful person in the world! Even if it’s just for a few hours, you will cherish every minute with Innis and every photo he takes of you.”
—Maria, Gus & Sunny B.