"Let the beauty of what you love be what you do"
As a kid, our home was filled with art. Poetry, paintings, music, literature, and lots of old photos of relatives. I loved seeing the way they stood, or how cousins put arms around each other to pose, expressing their personality and emotions. It not only left a big impression on me, but influenced everything about my photography today.
When I was eight years old, in my hometown of Winston-Salem, NC, I built my first camera with my dad. That first camera taught me about composition, light and timing.
I received my first “real” camera, a used Nikon with one lens, as a high school graduation present. My love of photography continued through college at Wake Forest where I graduated with a degree in Physics.
During my career as a corporate pilot, I still enjoyed photography as a creative outlet. In 2005, I was asked to photograph a wedding for the first time. Three years later, I left flying to pursue wedding photography full time.
Wedding photography combined what I had been photographing my whole life: Portraits, photojournalism of events, landscape, music, and capturing the most important and elusive element of any good photo: emotion. The jubilation. The poignant moments that brought people to tears.
I still live in Winston-Salem with my family, and photograph around 45-50 weddings a year, along with some family and senior portraits.
Send me a message and let’s talk about what you’re planning!