After graduating college (UVA Studio Art '96) I created The Downtown Artspace on the historic downtown mall in Charlottesville, VA. The Artspace was both a gallery and working studio for young, aspiring artists. It soon became one of the most popular First Friday art walk destinations and it was there that my wedding and portrait photography career began. For many years I worked as a newspaper photographer for C-Ville Weekly and The Hook while building my studio. In the 2 decades since I have photographed close to 800 weddings, hundreds of editorial assignments and too many dear families to count.
I believe working with a professional photographer should not only provide you with priceless imagery but should also be a fun and positive experience.
Behind the lens
A Few Thoughts
Special occasions should be professionally documented but I also feel you don't need a special occasion to make meaningful memories. Life is precious and worth being documented.
Our personal photographs are priceless. They are some of our most importrant possessions.
I have a deep seated love for the analog technology of my past. My camera bag always has a digital camera too, but my love of film runs deep.
I still use my favorite film camera from my college days at UVA
It's great to have your most important images on your devices but there is nothing quite like a beautiful print on the wall or an exquisite album on your coffee table.