Hello there! I'm thrilled to share a bit about myself and my journey into the world of photography. I'm a wanderlust at heart, always on the move, and yes, I'm that guy who's constantly snapping photos, even when I'm supposedly "off the clock." Life is too beautiful not to capture, right?
I'm a proud father to an incredible daughter who's 9 years old. She's my little muse and one of my greatest inspirations. Outside of photography, I cherish fine dining experiences with my family and friends. There's something about sharing a meal that brings people closer, and I love capturing those moments too. I've also been an animal lover for as long as I can remember. Animals have a way of speaking to us without words, and I try to capture that silent communication in my work.
My artistic journey has been quite the adventure. Before I found my true calling in photography, I spent decades as a singer and musician in various rock bands. The transition from music to photography felt incredibly natural to me. The adrenaline rush I got from writing songs and performing in front of large crowds or recording in the studio is mirrored in the excitement I feel when capturing photos of people and places. The live performance aspect of being a musician translates into my photography work, especially when I'm out there capturing the essence of a moment. Meanwhile, the detailed and introspective work of recording music in a studio finds its counterpart in the meticulous editing process in my photography studio. And yes, I'm usually jamming to music while editing photos—it just fuels my creativity even more.
I was born and raised in Great Bend, KS, but it was during my time living in Lawrence, KS, and Kansas City that I truly got my feet wet in photography. In 2011, I decided to move back home and start my own photography business. Since then, I've been blessed to work full-time as a professional photographer, capturing memories for thousands of clients, many of whom I now consider friends. It's been an incredible journey, getting to know so many wonderful people and being able to share in their most precious moments.
Photography has allowed me to blend my love for art, travel, and connecting with people in the most fulfilling way. Every shoot, every edit, and every shared moment reinforces that I truly have one of the most fun and fulfilling jobs a person could ask for. Thanks for taking the time to get to know a little about me. I'm excited to capture your story next!