photograph by Andrea Jacobson

photograph by Andrea Jacobson

Kevin is an award-winning photojournalist based in Washington DC who discovered his love for photography from a high school teacher who both inspired and encouraged him. He graduated with a Bachelors of Arts in Photojournalism from the Corcoran College of Art and Design in 2006.

Since graduating, he has worked full-time for United Press International covering the White House, Congress, as well as major national and international sporting events. His work has been recognized by the National Press Photographers Association with second place awards for news story in 2013 and sports portfolio in 2012 and 2011.

He has covered every Super Bowl since 2009 as well as the World Series, the US Open, and the winter Olympics twice. Highlights of his career include photographing President Obama’s first inauguration. He remembers getting to his position at 5:00 am on Inauguration Day, which was on a stand overlooking the podium. “As I looked out over the National Mall, to my amazement, I saw that it was completely full of people, from the Capitol Building all the way past the Washington Monument. It was the first time that I really felt that I was covering a truly historical event.” Another highlight was covering the 2009 Super Bowl in Tampa, Florida. “As time was running out, the Steelers made a last minute play, a “Hail Mary pass” to the end zone. The whole play unfolded right in front of me and I had time to set down my telephoto lens and picked up the wide angle to capture the winning touchdown. It was one of those moments where everything came together and I knew I nailed the photo.” Another favorite assignment was covering the royal wedding of Kate and William in 2010.

He approaches photographing weddings like he would any other assignment – telling a visual story. There is always a beginning, middle, and end. His experience as a photojournalist makes him uniquely qualified to capture fleeting moments. Daily he’s challenged to not only capture an image of the President within the 12 seconds he’s allotted in the Oval Office, but he needs to make it distinct from the other dozen or so photographers in the room. And as a sports photographer, not only is his reaction time quick, but he’s also well-practiced at anticipating moments.

Kevin lives in Washington DC with is wife and daughter. In their free time they enjoy the outdoors. He’s also taken up trail running, which involves meeting up with a group of runners in the early morning hours to run through Rock Creek Park with nothing but the aid of a headlamp to light the way. It’s an adventure every time.

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