I am a Spanish-American commercial photographer based in Phoenix, it was actually a lifelong love of racing bicycles that got me into photography. Sports and event photography became my first love, and I got my start covering the Amgen Tour of California and the Tour of Utah. I later traded lycra for the lens, and have served as the photographer of the Waste Management Phoenix Open since 2010.
I have since drawn on my former career working in Fortune 500 corporations to add headshot photography to my specialties. My professional experience helped me learn how important high-quality images are in the corporate world, and I strive to deliver headshots that portray professionals in their best light, giving them a better chance of being hired.
Official Photographer for Phoenix Open (2010-2020)
The Waste Management Phoenix Open is the most fan-friendly tournament on the PGA TOUR and why it’s often called, The People’s Open. With nearly 1 million fans in attendance over a week’s worth of events. The Phoenix Open attracts the largest galleries of any golf tournament in the world! For 7-days a week during the tournament, I would average nearly 20,000 steps and 2,000 photographs! As I walk up, down, and around the TPC Scottsdale course and nearby venues. From practice rounds, pro-am tournaments, Special Olympics, Junior Golf Day, nightly Birds Nest concerts, and oh yeah, the actual golf tournament! This is no small feat and one that requires a lot of planning and professionalism. The Thunderbirds and their staff put on an amazing event that ultimately delivers the most charitable contributions of any other tournament and a great economic boost to the local economy.
Follow me on Instagram at @wmpophoto or @everardo.golf
Fun Little Facts
1. I have run with the bulls in Pamplona, Spain
2. I passed my introductory Sommelier certification and am currently studying for the next levels!
3. I have visited 47 states — only 3 to go! Can you guess which?
What does that mean?
Calling myself a professional photographer doesn’t just mean I take pictures for a living. I earned my Certified Professional Photographer (CPP) designation through Professional Photographers of America (PPA). To achieve this certification, I had to pass a rigorous exam, as well as an image submission. This gives you the assurance that when you hire me for a job, I’m going to get it right the first time, every time.
Grab my helpful guide to understand the difference between a “professional” and a certified pro here.