I am a Wedding, Portrait & Event Photographer-Artist living in the Southwest Virginia area.
what makes me tick: Being prepared for the job, a pre-wedding scouting trip, having all the batteries charged, camera bag packed & ready and coffee!
what makes my day: Knowing everybody i care about is happy & safe. I wouldn't be here if it wasn't for the help from my sister, family & my parents.
what do i love to photograph: landscapes, beauty, love, romance, expression, art, nature and my family.
what is my favorite color:purple & blue.
what is your favorite camera:nikon d5, nikon d850, f5 film camera.
what is my favorite music: tangerine dream, yes, elp & my dad; roger keyes.
where did you learn photography: self taught, practice, practice, practice and a two year associate degree in fashion & photojournalism from the Art Institute of Colorado.
what's different about me: i don't watch tv, love to cook, photograph landscapes and nature / travel.
what is my favorite food: bbq brisket, fresh salmon, watermelon.
what terrifies me: heights, and a camera or camera - equipment malfunction.
other than weddings what have you've photographed:pro rodeo, garth brooks, george strait, reba mcintyre, the judds in concert, denver grand prix, various music festivals, worked for kodak, uswest dex, town of parker colorado, miss colorado pageant, and some great returned clients who started a family and had me continue to photograph their lives.
what are my favorite quotes:
"You know, all that really matters is that the people you love are happy and healthy. Everything else is just sprinkles on the sundae". - Paul Walker
"A thing that you see in my pictures is that I was not afraid to fall in love with these people" - Annie Leibovitz.
"love the life you live. live the life you love" - Bob Marley.
"those who do not want to imitate anything, produce nothing" - Salvador Dali.
what drives me crazy: someone taking advantage over someone else, hate, negative attitudes & mean people.
what is on my bucket list: to photograph a wedding in the swiss alps or lake como; a week vacation with my daughter after college to anywhere fun & interesting; photographing fall foliage near banff canada; photographing the aurora-borealis sky-dancing in alaska; & photographing the castles in europe.