I always find it best to give a brief introduction about myself and how I came to enjoy photography. To get the very best picture I will go back to 2008. Don’t worry, I’ll make this part quick. Brandie, my wife, and I allowed our two small children to set up a lemonade stand in our front yard one day. Over the course of them selling their drinks we met a gentleman that signed us up for a fitness group case study. During the six week program both Brandie and I lost several percentages in body-fat. It was shortly after that Brandie had been asked over and over again if she was a fitness competitor. She was not at the time but on January 1st of 2009 she began training for her first competition. Not knowing which class she was best suited for she entered in both the Bikini and the Figure classes. She placed 4th and 5th on her very first show. That gained her the recognition of a photographer at the show who promptly scheduled a photo-shoot for the next day. Subsequently, other photographers asked for her to pose for them until just a few months later she was invited to a three day shoot in New Mexico. There were a handful of other models there. I watched the two photographers as they worked with Brandie and the other models and fell infatuated with the results that were developed. Not long after I bought my first camera and began shooting. First shooting with Brandie, then other friends until I felt comfortable enough with my skill and technique to approach others that I didn’t know to ask for their participation in a session. Everything that I have accomplished so far is the platform for my best work, and that has yet to come. I say the “best is yet to come”, not as an arrogant statement, nor as a statement of self-doubt. I simply mean that each session that I am involved with I develop what I consider my art form a little deeper. And as with any artist my plans and ambitions stretch a little further as I develop. I have worked with several fitness competitors, engaged couples, soon to be graduates and most recently I have begun to work with some bands to provide promotional images. I love Texas Country music and I have a deep passion of shooting live performances. It is an inherently difficult discipline because I cannot pose the performers; I can only capture what they give. I cannot see me never shooting pictures, both at live performances and while working with individuals. All of this came from letting our two kiddoes sell some lemonade on the roadside. By the way they made almost $95 that day.

  • Age: 41
  • Joined: April 2012
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