On a crisp October morning in 2012, I walked into my boss’s office and handed him my 2 weeks notice, I was leaving my job in "Corporate America" to pursue photography full time. I’m not sure who was more nervous me or my wife. We had been married a little over a year and I was giving up a very comfortable salary for the unknown. Let’s pause there and rewind to 2009, I was working 50+ hrs a week trying to climb the corporate ladder while also trying to expand my photography business on the nights and weekends, or if I had enough vacation days. Back to October 2012, my love for photography was clear and although I had advanced quickly in the corporate world it didn't come close to the rewarding feeling I felt with photography. I had reached a point where I had more photography business opportunities than available time, which meant only one thing to me, get more available time. Since I have yet to figure out how to slow down the rotation of the earth to increase the number of hours in a day, I had only one option left, quit my job. That turned out to be one of the best decisions I have ever made. Fast forward several years and I couldn’t be happier. The ability to control my success has been so rewarding. Being able to take my business background and apply it to a creative field has allowed me to create an extremely unique service and brand.
Since going full time I have taken hundreds of thousands of photos (literally) and have worked with some of the most awesomest (is that a word?) people in the world. From professional race car drivers and local celebrities to a newly engaged couple and a family of 7 with twin babies.
I am one of those photographers that enjoys pretty much every type of photography there is. Take a look at my portfolio you will see a wide variety of different types of photography. I love being this type of photographer, it not only keeps me fresh and never bored, it also allows me to be very adaptive to any situation. I have used my skills of shooting fast and unpredictable cars and applied them to a pair of 2-year-old twins that I swear could have run a marathon and still had energy left over. It amazing how much photography stays the same across totally different situations.
With all that being said my photography comes down to one thing above the rest, the people. I pride myself not only in my photography but my people skills. If you cannot connect with the person how do you expect them to connect with your camera, it’s that simple. Before I ever pick up the camera for your shoot I am going to find a way to connect with you so are completely comfortable knowing I am the right guy for the job.
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I served in the United States Marine Corps enlisting in Dec. of 2001, shortly after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. I was Honorable Discharge in 2006 with the rank of Corporal.
I worked for an Armored Truck Company directly after the Marines. I once ate my lunch on top of a makeshift table I built out of One Million $1.00 bills heading to Nielsen. If you aren’t familiar with Nielsen, they are the people that call households to conduct surveys for ratings. If they ever call you, participate in their surveys, they are pretty fun and they send you $1, $5, or sometimes $10 cash in the mail.
I started my professional photography career as a Motorsports Photographer in 2009. I built a business model that has led me to over 30 race track events in a single year, trust me that’s a lot. I have photographed countless Porsches, Ferraris, and other exotic cars on some of the most famous tracks in the world to include Daytona.
I have traveled to Italy, Ireland, England, Australia, Japan, Mexico, Canada, Costa Rica, and South Korea. I love meeting and learning about the different cultures and history of our world.
I went skydiving when I was 19 in Australia while on deployment. They told us not to do anything stupid, at the time I didn’t think this applied.
My wife and I are failed foster parents. We rescued these three from local shelters and they double as my test subjects when no one else is around. Rescue dogs are some of the most loving pets you will ever meet. The cat…well he’s a mix between really loving and plotting my death.
..and my beautiful and supportive wife, Jaclyn.