Hi and thanks for stopping by!
I'm a native Chicagoan who found North Carolina by way of a career in broadcast news and meteorology. Who wouldn't love this place? Mountains and beaches .. and so many wonderful places in between? It was such a draw for me after growing up in the midwest by Lake Michigan.
I grew up in the suburbs of Chicago. I remember getting my first camera from my mother. It was her little brownie box camera. It didn't have film in it, but I loved the feel of it in my hands and the idea of capturing something that I could revisit anytime I wanted. That camera was ruined when we lost our house to a fire but as the house was rebuilt and resurrected, so was my hobby. I had a myriad of instamatics (and those little square flashes.. how did we get by with only 4 flashes per cube?), disk cameras and an occasional garage sale find (some worked, some didn't).
My life has brought me a lot of wonderful experiences and taught me invaluable lessons about observing life and telling stories. I've learned about being quick and concise when necessary and to recognize opportunities for going deeper into a subject to better tell the story. Sometimes it all about anticipating opportunities for once in a lifetime images that I know my clients will cherish! I hope to be the passion behind the lens when its time for you to tell a part of your life's story.
My work has been used for ad and editorial content for publications including the Triangle Business Journal, Hope Valley Magazine, Durham Magazine and Chatham Magazine.
By the way, because I do shoot for a number of clients, there are sometimes restrictions regarding what I can display here on my website. Should you want to see more of what I can do for you, lets schedule a private consultation and I will be more than happy to show you my 'by invitation only' collection.
I am working on a special collection of portraits in 2022 for release in early -mid 2023. Keep watching for details!
Talk to you soon!