I come from a long line of avid gardeners and animal lovers, so it was only natural that I would inherit a love of living things.
Likewise, having an artistic eye also runs in my family. I was always encouraged to pursue mine, but over the years, I only dabbled here and there, without any real commitment.
Then in 1998, I got my first digital camera, and fell in love with photography...
It would be fair to say that I'm the "outdoorsy" type, because I spend a whole lot more time outside and off the beaten path, than I do indoors or in crowded places. The fact is, I'm fascinated by flora and fauna, but I'm also strangely drawn to historic houses, churches, and tobacco barns (the latter, especially if horses live there). I'm a dog groomer by trade, and in my spare time, I enjoy gardening, keeping poultry, riding horses, training dogs, hiking, birding, etc... I've always been a huge advocate of nature conservation and rescue/adoption of homeless companion animals. Consequently, much of my adult life has been spent volunteering with my local wildlife, pet and equine rescue and rehabilitation organizations.
As a photographer, my interests are always reflected in my images, and I'm very proud to say that some of them have been published. A few have even won awards! But, in my opinion, that's not what photography is all about. To me, photography is about creating timeless and compelling images that document stories and preserve memories. My goal is to make people stop and think, remember, and hopefully smile, when they see my images - whether it be today, tomorrow, next year, or decades from now.
I'm available to private clients for custom pet, equine and farm photography, but I also do a lot of nature and rural work just for myself and to share with others on social media. I specialize in creating photojournalistic images using natural light, and my style is bright, detailed and organic. Although I'm not a world traveler, I do tend to take the back roads where ever I go - and I carry my camera with me always, because I find endless opportunities to capture beautiful, meaningful images right here in Maryland, near the shores of the Chesapeake Bay. My inspiration comes from one of my favorite quotes:
"Art is not to be found by touring to Egypt, China, or Peru. If you cannot find it at your own door, you will never find it."
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)
On this website, you'll find many of my favorite photos, and a collection galleries from my personal projects and wanderings. Prints are available for personal use in the "SHOP" section, and new images are added as often as time allows - so be sure check back for updates now and again! And don't forget to follow me on FaceBook, Instagram, and Twitter for all the current news!
Custom pet, equine and farm photo sessions starting at $250. Prints and products sold separately.
Services provided free of charge to registered 501c3 environmental, wildlife and companion animal related organizations in the central and southern Maryland area.
To inquire, please use the CONTACT button above.