I am a photographer living just outside of Charlotte North Carolina. I keep my life full and busy with the love of my beautiful wife, two teenage boys, two weenie dogs and a crazy cat. I am currently the Lead Studio Photographer for the Cato Corporation Women's Fashion and fill my weekends and evenings with an array of photography projects.
My passion for photography began in my childhood, where I grew up in the darkroom. Both of my parents were photographers. I loved being in the the darkroom, with the smell of the chemicals, watching start to come through when the developer takes action to form a photograph on the paper. Naturally, I decided to purse this passion and went to photography school.
I obtained my degree from The Rocky Mountain School of Photography and University of South Florida and graduated in 2000. After school, I assisted many commercial photographers to gain experience and learn different techniques. After a few years, I started developing my own portfolio in commercial and editorial photography.
Since then, I have immersed myself in everything photography. I have photographed many things and have really enjoyed working in the studio and on location, photographing both product and people. Though I have shot everything from children to architecture, I have concentrated my skills in the commercial industry. I take great pride in my work, and and will always strive to go above and beyond, to produce images that deliver the desired theme with a creative edge.
"A great photograph is one that fully expresses what one feels, in the deepest sense, about what is being photographed"-Ansel Adams
"Energy put into worrying about others is energy not being focused on improving yourself"-Chase Jarvis