Baby boomer, Charlotte native
Studied at NC State University, BSEE
Licensed Professional Engineer

I've had a passion for photography since I bought my first camera in high school. I had an excellent mentor back then who recommended that I shoot black & white film for two reasons: (1) inexpensive way to process my own film and prints, and (2) learn the importance of composition. A colorful picture is usually pleasing to the eye even when the composition is poor. But a well composed image is beautiful whether in color or black & white. When I took pictures at friends' weddings, they often told me my pictures turned out better than ones they paid a professional to take. So in 2005 I bit the bullet and invested in some professional equipment, and I haven't regretted it since!

My goal in offering photography services is not to make a living; I am blessed with a great "day job" for that. Instead, it is to offer quality, affordable services at a price point attractive to clients, and yet make it possible for me to buy that next lens, studio flash, or some other photography obsession.