For those that have followed me on my journey as a photographer, I truly thank you. It is your love and support that has kept me going, and I thank you from the bottom of my heart.
People often ask me, how and when I got into photography? For some that know me, it has come as somewhat of a surprise, being that by day I work as a financial analyst for a fortune 500 company, and so I can admit photography is definitely a long ways away from balance sheet and income statements. Let me take a few steps back and start from the beginning…
I have enjoyed and appreciated photography since a very early age, mainly due to my grandfather, a fantastic photographer whose work has been published in several large publications like 'Our State Magazine'. He’s old school too, learning the art long before digital camera’s, the Internet and adobe Photoshop. I can specifically recall looking at various pictures he had taken, and being so enamored at how he was able to uniquely capture such picturesque landscapes. I also recall that even at a young age, I had a strong desire to learn and duplicate, wanting to be able to some day take great pictures too. A little piece of that desire has stayed with me over the years… through high school and college, I would occasionally take unique pictures here and there, but taking with nothing more than a small point and shoot camera or camera phone. After graduating college, the desire got a little bit stronger, I made the investment on professional equipment, and was on my way….
That leads me to today…
I have been shooting professionally (some might use that term to describe my work more loosely than others ;) ) for a couple years now. I currently use a Nikon D 300S, coupled with a Canon S90 for everyday carrying around, and I edit via Adobe Lightroom (all exceptional tools, and would recommend to anyone else looking to get into photography). As you may notice by navigating my website, I take both landscape and people pictures (maternity, engagement, newborn etc..). While both are unique mediums, they both provide a different but very gratifying creative outlet for me. Landscape Photography is a way for me to get away from the hustle and bustle of life, as it is just me with a camera and unlimited possibility. People photography, is equally as rewarding, and the fast pace and challenge to please the clients is something that motivates and helps me to produce great work as a result…plus there is just nothing more rewarding than the satisfaction of exceeding your clients expectations on pictures you took of THEM.
While I have had a website for awhile now, I am constantly learning and refining my skills, and so this new site will carry me forward with new and updated capabilities to continue growing and better serve my current and existing clients. (Quick shameless plug, any picture on this site is available for purchase, just look out for the “buy” option)
There you have it, a history of photography and me! I hope you enjoy the site and continue to check back for updates.
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