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Laura & Keary’s wedding was my 2nd wedding for their family.  I had shot her sisters wedding a few years back so it was great to see their family and my former clients again.  The wedding took place at Edenton Street Methodist church which is a beautiful facility located in downtown Raleigh.  Even though we shoot from the balcony only, the church is gorgeous and we have an amazing view of the entire ceremony.

The wedding reception took place at Marbles Museum which is also located in downtown Raleigh.  This was my first ever Marbles Museum Wedding reception so I was super excited to do some cool stuff for my clients.  Marbles is a kids museum but since Keary is an engineer and Laura is a doctor, there were lots of photographic opportunities to get some truly amazing wedding photographs with the unique nature of the venue.

I hope you enjoy a few select photos from Laura & Keary’s Marbles Museum Wedding!

I’m happy to announce i’ve added another Photography Bootcamp class for October 11th.  I’ve had a few people request this date so if you are interested in signing up, I recommend you do so early as I do limit the amount of seats.

The photography bootcamp is designed for the beginner photographer with a dSLR or mirrorless camera who wants to learn how to take better photos.  The class lasts for 5 hours and will take a “Program” mode photographer (who lets the camera do all the work) and transforms you into shooting completely manual.  this not only gives you better photos straight out of your camera but opens up the artistic side as you will understand what & why your camera is telling you certain things.  The best way to explain this is we teach you how to talk with your camera.

Not only does every student gets lots of one-on-one instruction on class day, I have a Facebook group where we all can talk, share images, ask questions and just have a community where we can enjoy all things photography. Every student who takes one of my classes is joined to the group.

Click here to register for my photography bootcamp class on October 11th, 2015.

But wait, there’s more… (sorry, couldn’t resist.)

On November 21st I am holding my 3rd ever “Shooting Bootcamp” class. This class is for anyone who has already been thru the Photography Bootcamp and is comfortable shooting in full manual.  This class is held in the field (typically downtown Raleigh) and we work with what we are given.  Direct sun, overcast skies and even darkness.  This is a pivotal class where we learn to use light – all kinds of light.  How to blend flash invisibly with available light, overpower available light, use unconventional light sources and even shoot at night.  In addition we’ll be dealing with obstacles that are beyond our control and talk about how to use composition, aperture and even shutter to turn everyday nuisances into art.

Click here to register for my shooting bootcamp class on November 21st, 2015.

Please feel free to contact me directly with any questions and I look forward to hopefully seeing you there!


Over the years i’ve had lots of people ask about classes to both learn how to use their camera as well as lighting, shooting, etc.  About 4 years ago I started teaching basic photography classes and, during that time, I found there was a huge need for an actual “shooting” class where we can be in the field.  As such, I started a “Shooting bootcamp” class that’s held entirely on location (downtown Raleigh) and focuses on finding & using natural light, off camera flash, composition and even when & how to use “direct flash” (I know, the horror).

I’ve just announced a date for another shooting bootcamp in Raleigh on November 21st.  Visit my photography classes website for more information and instructions on how to register.  Please note, the class size is limited so we can focus on lots of one-on-one attention with everyone.

I look forward to seeing you there!!

It’s getting to be that time of year.  Life is calming back down a little after all the summer hustle, the weather outside is gorgeous and we are starting to think about the holidays a bit.  My schedule is finally starting to slow down a bit as well so I have time to run a promotion I feel pretty strongly about.  Business head shots are one of those things that almost everyone hates having done but, trust me, it’s a vital part of your online business preference.  We infer about 93% of our communication thru non-verbal means.  55 % of that is thru appearance alone.  If you are like I am and try keep keep an updated LinkedIn or other business networking page, that photo accounts for more then HALF of someone’s opinion of you.

I held a talk a while ago about head shots and held a demonstration.  I put up people’s photos from LinkedIn and asked the audience what they thought the person did.  My favorite was the financial investor who was guess as a college student or cocktail waitress.  Your photo really is IMPORTANT, more so then you want to believe.  As such, for the month of October, I am offering head shots in my studio (in Apex, NC) for $150 (That’s 25% off my normal prices) and you’ll receive 3 edited photos from the session.  To book, please contact me via my inquire link (above).  This is for a non-rushed session where we will have a phone consultation prior to the session to talk about your occupation, clothing, colors and answer any questions or concerns.  Right after we shoot, i’ll go thru the images with you to select the best 3 then deliver them electronically within 72 hours (sometime on the same day).  In addition, I am one of the few studios that will shoot “tethered” so you can directly see each image on a screen so we can insure the best results.

If you have a group of people or would like something done at your location, please contact me for pricing.

Here’s a small sampling of my business portrait work.

It’s not often I write about “me” on the blog, so I figured now is as good of a time as any.  Lots of great things have been happening and if you follow me on Facebook, you may have seen hints here and there.  If not (why not first of all, lol), you can read all about it here.   First, if you aren’t a friend of mine on Facebook, please go ahead and send me a friend request and follow my business as well:

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So on to some of the latest news.  I’ve been traveling quite a bit lately for a new commercial photography client of mine – Amazon.  I’m traveling up and down the east coast for them shooting different resort hotels.  I know, tough job right? It’s combining two of the things I love the most, traveling and architecture so, really, it’s like a dream job for me.  I’m trying to take the opportunity to visit friends in the areas where I am so hopefully I’ll see some of you soon!

I’ve also been doing a lot of writing.  You probably noticed i’m spending more time blogging.  I have a HUGE backlog of work I need to get out there so if I haven’t blogged your wedding, architecture or  food shoot, bear with me, it’s coming!  In addition to my blog i’ve been picked up as a staff writer for Resource Magazine, an online magazine that focuses on all things photography or photography related.  It’s another dream job for me to be able to take about important things going on in our industry, occasionally share tidbits of knowledge and, well, just becoming more involved in the industry I love.

There is so much more in the works right now but it’s not quite ready for “prime time” yet so I’ll just keep that under my hat a little while longer.  In the meantime, always feel free to reach out, say hi or, of course, talk with me about your photography ideas!

Thank you so much for following my blog and I still am amazed I found a career that I love doing, every day.  I often say my worst day as a photographer is still better then my best day in my previous careers and that still holds true today!  My friends & clients have such an impact in my life that I wanted to take a moment and say thank you for following me!

And here’s a few of my favorite images (recent and older) to hold you over until my next blog post!