Potential clients often ask me - how long have you been a
photographer? In a light hearted response I may reply - long
enough to know quite a bit about what I am doing, but not
long enough to be bored or stuck in a rut! In all
seriousness, following college, I began my professional
photographer career in 1999. As a photographer for the
Opelika Auburn news, my attention was surrounded by sports
photography, traveling throughout the southeast covering SEC
sports. While working at the paper a fellow photographer
asked if I would assist her with a particular wedding job.
It was similar to what I was already doing, the emotion, the
fast pace, and the constant attention to detail, I loved it.
Following that day, and a number of other such assists, I
began the transformation to working with brides and grooms,
and location portraiture.
Weddings and portraiture make up the majority my photography, and since 1999, every year I strive to go beyond what I have done in the past. Though most of my college training was oriented towards photojournalism it turns out that it made for the best foundation for wedding photography.
Your images should reflect who you are, not merely a collection of set arrangements. My goal is to present you with a collection of images that will not only bring back memories and emotions years from now, but do so in a non-intrusive, enjoyable, and creative fashion.
My three daughters, Kali, Delaney, & Stella! They are the light of my life and better at looking good through the camera than I am as a photographer.