Past & Present
Photography has been my passion from a very young age. However, I began my professional career as a portrait photographer, predominantly capturing children in the worlds they create in play, specializing in oil painted black and white photographs custom printed in my darkroom. This led to a long freelance career with Cardinal Glennon Childrens’ Hospital where I was able to hone a storytelling approach to their magazine and marketing pieces.
Why we're different.
People love stories, and when businesses talk about why they do what they do, it adds another layer and can set them apart. For small to mid-sized businesses, I can help those stories.
I bring years of experience in design, composition, and the natural lighting of subjects and environments. I can even step in as an art director, if needed. By applying these technical skills, I help create imaginative and beautiful images across different categories of photography.
In addition, it's important to me that my subjects are relaxed and in environments that allow them to feel natural and unposed: In other words, AUTHENTIC. To that end, I have developed, over many years, my unique ability to make people feel comfortable quickly.
Finding out what makes a business unique, and creating images that support that mission is a lot of fun for me. Many times, just getting started can be the most difficult step for businesses or organizations. That's where I can step in and brainstorm your project before ever even developing a shot list for websites, brochures, weddings, executive portraits, and much, much more.
Be it a portrait session, creating photography for a website, a wedding, or a documentary project, I strive for authenticity and what makes any subject or brand unique.