I am a husband, father, friend, coach, and a middle school math teacher. I am also passionate about photography. I spent the first part of my adulthood career in pursuit of success and money. I now spend my time directing my focus towards what matters the most to me: family, teaching, and photography.
For those of you wondering how someone begins a journey into photography like I have, let me begin by asking if you ever had one of those times where you just sit down and make a decision…what I like to call a “come-to-Jesus-meeting?” That means you are going to sit down, lay it all out there on the table, and hope for the best when you go and do it. I had one of these with myself resulting in my career as a photographer.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to just wake up and not really comprehend what is going on around you? Kinda like you were in a coma and all of a sudden you just woke up? How about learning that you were really sick and suffered cardiac arrest while you wife is in bed next to you feeding your one and only child who is 5 days old? (And to top it off you had just moved to a new house in a new area two weeks prior to all of this.)
Welcome to my world.
You never think that a seemingly healthy 26 year old (at the time) ex-college athlete would have this happen to him. Imagine my surprise waking up to this.
All of this actually happened, and after the ordeal with my cardiac arrest I spent time recovering in the hospital. So while laying in bed recovering, I started to think about the one thing that has always been a passion in my life…photography. I always had a love for photography and I really enjoyed capturing those special moments and trying to make each picture a memorable work of art. What I love most in photography is a natural light “unrehearsed” style. To me, a great picture is one that freezes a moment in time. Just the ability to pause the moment they are in and to capture your subject as they are intended.
I do this because I love photography and because I want to offer something not easily found. I am a realist when it comes to my style…my art…my photography. I deal with all natural/ambient light and the only other way to explain it is that it is unrehearsed – Children and people acting like themselves in their environment. I tend to take more of a photojournalist approach to my work, and if my style appeals to you and you need a photographer, then let me know. I tend to let my pictures do the talking, so get back to browsing through here and enjoy the show!