I begin my love for photography in high school at Weaver Center, which I am sad to say, is no longer available. After high school, I spent three years at the College of Charleston studying sociology and photography.
Then I decided I wanted to make photography a career, so I transferred to Randolph Community College where I received a degree in Photojournalism and completed two internships, one at The Post & Courier in Charleston, SC and one at The Sun News in Myrtle Beach, SC. Then it was on to Appalachian State University where a received a Bachelor of Science in Photography and minor in Media Studies.
I spent a summer in Chicago where I did an internship with MTV's The Real World. While in Chicago I meet my beautiful wife Julie, who I convinced to move to Reidsville, NC where I spent seven years as a full-time photojournalist at the Reidsville Review. While at the Reidsville Review I covered everything from high school sports, three Presidents, to hard news.
I started shooting weddings for friends and just fell in love with it. It is such an honor to document two people in love on one the best days of their lives as they start a new family.
In 2008 I decided to leave the newspaper business and pursue documenting weddings and children full time.
I have won numerous awards including 24 meganet awards for both photography and multimedia, first place for feature photography 2006 and first place for multimedia 2007 in the North Carolina Press Association Annual contest, and Third place Spot News for the month of May 2003 North Carolina Press Photography Association and third place Photo Story in August 2004. 2019 Shoot & Share Top 100 (87th out of 4076 for a photo of a Groom. I have been professionally photographing weddings since 2005.
When I am not taking photos of weddings, other people's children, or shooting sports; I enjoy taking photos of my favorite subjects, my three children Miles and Quentin, Amelia and my dogs Lulu and Bingham and cat tiger and two guinea pigs.