Where It Started
We all start somewhere and I happened to start my hand in photography around 2004. Like many others, I started out with your typical point and shoot and then moved into the DSLR world. Let’s be honest, seeing professionals taking awesome photos has always been inspiring. To be able to produce and create amazing images yourself is such a rewarding feeling. Around 2010 I started getting a lot more serious about photography and branched into other opportunities other than it being strictly a hobby.
I truly enjoy everything about photography. From the equipment I own, images I capture, to all of the new friends I have gained along the way. It’s been quite the wonderful journey. My passion is what drives me to continue making people smile by capturing their moments in life and giving them a pinch of my own style. At the end of the day, when people look back at a photograph, I want them to remember that certain moment in their life and if I can help them keep that memory, I have been successful.
My step into sports photography really started with kickball. Yes, the childhood game from middle school. Locally there is a large community of kickballers (300+) that get together every season and turn a middle school game into a very competitive sport. Having met some of the nicest people in my life, I owe a lot to everyone on that field who has helped me improve my style. We all have to remember that we learn from each other and allow for various opportunities to come about. If we become stubborn or lose that understand, we will no longer be able to better our friendships, our families and last but not least, ourselves.
Whenever given the opportunity to shoot, I take advantage of it. It can be the simplest set up or something I have never done before, but in the end I give it my all and make sure everyone is satisfied. I always look at an opportunity for a chance to learn something new, we are human and we are born to better ourselves and those who surround us.