I’m told I light up when I have a camera in my hands.
I think that’s a pretty accurate statement. Photography is really all I ever wanted to do.
I earned my degree in photography, back in the days of film and after countless hours spent in a darkroom perfecting my art. My photography involves research, planning, learning, practicing, more learning and more practicing—all of which I invested years of my life in.
I value my “old school” photography background and am a huge proponent of the printed photograph. From portraits to scenic wall art, there’s a quality in printed photography that simply can’t be matched by a digital screen.
(Think about it…when’s the last time you took a trip down memory lane with a CD full of photographs from 1998? Never? Sounds about right. Truth is I love seeing cherished memories on display in my home and I’ll bet you do too.)
My background is in marketing.
Before becoming a full-time photographer and entrepreneur, marketing was my game. I worked hard to establish myself as a rock star marketer in Central Florida. Over the last 12 years of my corporate career, I was an award-winning professional services marketer, graphic designer, and photographer for three global companies. My previous career included time in the travel and events industries and along the way I photographed everything from products, to events, to people and places.
In 2014, I started my photography business as a side venture, primarily participating in fine art shows throughout the State of Florida. Since my full-time position at the time was in construction, I started photographing property professionally. That eventually led to corporate portraits and branding photography. Flash forward to 2019—I made the leap to full-time entrepreneurship and haven’t looked back.
Nope, I’m not a native Floridian either.
Truth is, most Florida residents are from somewhere else. I grew up in New Hampshire, went to school in Texas, returned to New Hampshire for a bit, and finally moved to the Orlando area in 2004. I have to say I much prefer the southern climate. You can keep those snow-capped New England winters, thank you very much!