I’m a 30-something husband and father of two. My photography career began in 2005 where I worked as a photojournalist for a local newspaper. Along the way I have photographed theater & dance, people, places, sports (including for the NFL), real estate, aerial photography and life in general.
After so long, I’ve found I love photographing people the most. Everyone has a story, and we wear it for the world to see, some more than others. Tapping into that is what photography is all about for me. Whether it’s a wedding, portraits or something else, I make photos to be shared. I think this is the most important aspect of photography. Even if you’re just sharing it with a special few, photos deserve to be seen.
I started my passion – even before my career – in the darkroom. Photos were a tangible art there. From beginning to end, I was making real, physical things. Every decision, every chemical, every second would lead to a different result. Even though everything is digital now, I still hope to get that feeling out of my work.
If you want to learn more about how I photograph, let’s get together and talk in person. I prefer that over digital communication any day.
In addition to photographing people, I’ve got a few other projects I started which you can check out below.
My current projects
I am a photographer of many passions. When I began photography, the theme was “specialize”. Everyone said I needed to pick what I loved most and do that the best. While it’s definitely great advice, it never really fit for me. I like lots of things. Much like how Mike Rowe made a career out of trying every dirty job he could, I like experiencing as many types of photography as possible.
Over the years, I have started many projects in the photography world. Some were much more successful than others, but each one helped me develop as a professional photographer. Below are my current projects, all of which I am wildly passionate about.
Since 2011 my wife Sadie and I have photographed weddings together. We’ve had a few different names over the years, but we recently settled on “We The Voyagers” to represent our somewhat nomadic lives. Not only have we been through quite the journey together so far, we also intend to document other’s journeys. Our style is classic, laid back and free. We prefer to catch couples in candid moments of joy rather than trying to recreate something artificial.
Preserving History With Virtual Reality
In 2018, I decided to take my passions and combine them and started Preserving Spaces with my best friend Zac. For this project, we’re combining the technology behind 3d virtual tours, photography, videography, photogrammetry and a podcast. We hope to couple unique and interesting media with oral history and provide local communities with something special. Check it out if you’re interested in history, virtual reality, podcasts or oral history.
Photos for pros.
I’ve photographed commercial and residential real estate for several years, but in 2015 I began ProLocal, a photography company aimed at realtors and local small businesses. We specialize in professional photography and films to help small businesses sell their services and products, primarily real estate. Our services include photography, videography, aerial drone content and 3d virtual tours using the Matterport system.
In addition to the media we create for agents, we also try to help agents utilize that content as best as possible. With a one-on-one relationship with each of our clients, we hope to educate them and provide actionable advice for how they can best use the content we create for them. ProLocal really believes that success for our clients means success for everyone involved.
Clients & Published Works
Since 2005, I have created work for many clients both as a staff photographer and as a freelance agent. My photos have been printed in countless publications across the country. This is a list of just a few clients and publications I have worked with or been featured in.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
University of South Florida’s College of the Arts
University of South Florida (various departments)
Millennium Physician Group
The Keith Corporation
Old Town Cornelius
Old Town Public House
Charlotte Sun Newspaper
Creative Loafing Tampa Bay
St Petersburg Times
The Public Asian
Charlotte County Homeless Coalition
Full Circle PR (for Rack Room Shoes)
Enjoy the insects crawling all over my site. They are a tribute to my wife, Sadie, who loves insects.