About Me:

Environmental Portrait and Lifestyle Photographer

There is nothing more exciting to me than authentically capturing a real person as themselves. I create an image or series of images that invite you in, make you want to know more about a person, who they are, what they love, what they are about, and what they stand for.

Lifestyle and environmental portrait photography is the perfect work for me because I’m restless and love to run around and chase people as they do their thing. I know my way around a studio and can light up a virtual storm, but am lit up when I’m capturing people while they are engrossed in their work or hobbies… or following them on their business adventures to neighboring cities or places abroad. I’m happiest when I’m somewhere I’ve never been before and enjoying it even more because I’m working with people and helping them reach their goals. This is deeply satisfying.

I play piano for fun and screech high notes to break glass and have to refrain from doing that inside of cars and in close proximity to others who might suffer hearing damage. Most of the time when around willing participants I invite others to scream Bohemian Rhapsody along with me and strive to ensure everyone sounds as awful as humanly possible. There is a great deal of laughter involved in community noisemaking.

The things I appreciate the most in life are the love shared with family and friends, listening to really great music from former centuries, intimate conversations with my cat (in his language), and getting a great image that truly gets someone and tells their story.

Publications:
Culture
Surreal Beauty
Marriott
Asheville Mountain XPress
Asheville Citizen Times
Ashvegas
Carolina Country
Aspire Magazine (Cover)

A Few Recent Clients:
DG Creative Branding
The Amazing Doctor Zymes
SIP Mendocino
Jendi Coursey Communications
Victor Chiarizia Glass
Blue Ridge Mountain Creamery
Regeneration Studio Craftsman’s Guild
Liftoff Leadership
Decision Driver Analytics
Bella Dress Me
McKinney Gough Hats
Grateful Threads Organics