The Lens and Art Combined
What do you love about your job?
I love photography, and having the privilege to do it for a living is outstanding. Creating a great image that uplifts people or inspires them is totally rewarding and keeps me motivated every day.
What or who inspired you to start your own business?
I was at a small airport at sunset one day, and I saw this plane pass over the sunset. I had a camera with me, and I created what I considered a great image. This event led to me go into photography full time. I told myself I can do this, and I did. Another inspiration to me my whole life has been my mother, who was an excellent photographer and who created some timeless images that I still hold dear to my heart today.
Describe your most memorable project.
One project that sticks to my mind is working with a local magazine in creating images of Jimmy Dean before he passed away. He and his wife were very gracious and kind enough to sing together for me while I created some iconic images. When people pass on, we tend to immortalize them, but I would rather just have a smile inside when I think of them.