I am a custom portrait photographer located in Beckley, West Virginia. I specialize in high school senior portraits, but I also photograph families, children, couples, professional and portfolio shots. I shoot outdoors in natural light and travel to many locations within West Virginia to best suit your style, personalty or need. I've had a camera in my hand since I was in elementary school- I loved taking snapshots of my friends and family, vacations, and anyone who would be willing to let me practice on them. I began to practice taking senior photos right after high school in 1992 with a borrowed Canon 35mm camera, and then saved up and maxed out credit cards to purchase a medium format Mamiya 645 in the late 90's. I eventually entered the digital age and now shoot with a Nikon D800 and do all of my editing in Photoshop CC.
As a child I began purchasing every fashion, photography or celebrity magazine that was out there and my bedroom walls were covered with photographs that I would carefully tear out of them. I was endlessly fascinated with portraits and faces, angles and layouts. Although there were many photographers that I admired, Herb Ritts has remained by biggest inspiration.
After daydreaming at every job I had for over 20 years of being a professional photographer, I left my desk job in 2010 and began my business full time. I also went back to college around this time and obtained a degree in Graphic Design in 2012. I am grateful for the opportunity to meet new people everyday and enjoy getting to see so much of our beautiful state while I work. I put a lot of effort into all of my sessions to make it as laid back and fun as possible. I would love to hear from you soon to answer any questions you may have or to discuss creating the perfect session for you.