My love for photography began years ago.  First as a hobby where I craved learning all aspects and techniques of the art.  Years were spent as a sports/action photographer for several newspapers, publications, schools and teams.  It was during these years that I realized the best images were ones that tell a story.  The photo needs to have soul.  I applied this as I delved into child and family photography realizing that it is one thing to take a picture of a person, but another if that picture tells you something about who they are.  After moving to the Carolinas, it is impossible not to be entranced by the surroundings, so once again my attempts are to capture places, wildlife, people and more; with the goal of having the image stir an emotion in the viewer by capturing a story or a mood.