I have a passion for beautiful photography. From capturing images of people, to architecture, food and everyday life. I've been a professional photographer for over 15 years, and the 15 years before that I shot freelance as a fashion photographer. I've written several books on photography training. I've been published worldwide in books and magazines. I've worked with major companies like Walmart, Fed Ex, and Technicolor. I've had the pleasure of working on shoots with American Idol superstars, and my favorite person to photograph was Dierks Bentley for a national campaign. I love, love, love photography.
Blue jeans, sandy beaches, and photographing beautiful people! From regular street photography of real people, to business people, to working on music and movie sets. My favorite shoots have been the fashion editorial shoots in the Caribbean, Mexico and Key West. I get to work on incredible teams that all work hard to put a great photoshoot together. At the end of the day, we all get to grab a bite and talk about how much fun the day was, even after a 12 hour shoot!
What types of shoots have you done and how did you make them special?
I've done hundreds of photo shoots over the years. From fashion shoots to commercial shoots to high end weddings. I love working with people, capturing a bride on the most important day of her life is very special. I try to make them feel like superstars, yet calm and relaxed at the same time. Any obstacles that I face on a shoot makes me push even harder, from torrential rain storms, to missing product shipments, to models that could not make the flight connections. Its important for the teams that I work with to push hard and get the perfect shot.
Awards, honors, and recognitions received
Capture Memphis Award Winner, WPPI Awards of Excellence Competitions, Salon Today Top 200 Salons in America for 3 years, Mississippi AIA Guest Speaker, Shoot and Share Photo Competition Top 100 photographer in the World, Top 10%, Top 20%, Top 30% over the past 8 years.
A fun fact about this photographer
I love to scuba dive. I've traveled to some of the best dive spots in the world to have fun diving on beautiful reefs. The millions of tiny fish, sea creatures and corals give my an appreciation for this amazing planet that we all live on.