Greetings! I'm the product of an artistic upbringing that ignited my lifelong love affair with photography. My creative journey began under the guidance of my grandfather. He, a creative director at Brown and Bigelow, introduced me to the enchanting world of photography while commissioning renowned artists like Norman Rockwell and Gil Elvgren for calendar artwork.Together, we engaged in an artful exchange, critiquing each other's work and fostering my early passion for the visual arts.
At the tender age of 16, my grandfather and I embarked on a memorable road trip across the expanse of the United States and Canada, capturing the beauty we encountered along the way. The photographs from that journey not only clinched the coveted "Best In Show" title at a prestigious photo contest but also earned me a thrilling white-water rafting adventure. In that moment, my destiny was sealed, and a photography career beckoned.
But before I could fully immerse myself in the world of imagery, I ventured into the enchanting realm of Washington State's forests, assuming the role of a forest ranger. Although I reveled in the solitude and natural beauty, a month of nonverbal existence led me to seek human interaction.
Yearning for a balance between my love for the outdoors and my artistic soul, I ventured to Colorado State with dreams of studying wildlife biology. However, the siren call of the Grateful Dead, and the untamed "wildlife" of their concerts, led me astray for a spell. I relocated to Georgia to wholeheartedly pursue my true passion by enrolling in the Art Institute of Atlanta, where my focus naturally gravitated towards the art of photography.
Today, after years of adventure, self-discovery, and countless clicks of the shutter, I find myself far removed from the woods, leading a captivating life, surrounded by people whose stories I cherish and capture through my lens. When I'm not immersed in photography, I dedicate cherished moments to my wonderful family. Music also holds a special place in my heart, and I can even boast a Guinness World Record as a member of the largest banjo ensemble ever assembled. My love for the countryside takes me down gravel roads, where I find inspiration in documenting the lives of those who toil in the fields.
Above all, my unwavering passion is twofold: for delivering exceptional photography and for nurturing rewarding relationships with valued clients. Over the years, I've had the privilege of collaborating with esteemed brands such as Coca-Cola, Levis, Target, General Mills, and AARP, among others. If you're seeking remarkable photography and a photographer who truly understands the art of storytelling, I'd be honored to welcome you to my list of cherished clients. Let's embark on a visual journey together!