I am an artist by heart and I am an aspiring photographer based in Northern Virginia. Being a lover of nature, I have always had an interest in beautiful landscapes. However, I didn’t buy my first professional DSLR camera until 2009, when I was in my mid-thirties (never too late), so I dove into as many books as possible and sought out as many photography seminars as I could attend (i.e. Joe McNally, Scott Kelby, David Ziser, Cliff Mautner, and our local fame, Joseph Rossbach).
I work full-time; have a great wife and two beautiful children. Trying to balance a new found passion with family has been the hardest, but luckily for me, my family has been a great support. I don’t know where this road will lead me, but I don’t plan on putting up a roadblock anytime soon. Each trip out with a camera has brought new meaning to my life and looking back on these short years as a photographer, I can’t believe all the places that I have already traveled, and all the places that are still on my wish list.
Accomplishments? I was awarded 1st place in the 2011 National Cherry Blossom contest with the image ‘Reflection of Spring’. That winning photo has gained some notoriety since placing first. The National Geographic has picked it up for a book print in 2012 by Ann McClellan, and it was inducted into the National Library of Congress the same year. Another image, ‘A Morning To Remember,’ has been licensed for worldwide distribution. The biggest accomplishment is my continued enjoyment in landscape photography. I’m having a great time and I can’t even imagine myself without a camera in my hands again.
Thank you for viewing my pictures.
Best of Light!