I graduated from Mississippi Valley State University the spring of 2000 after studying industrial technology with an emphasis on electronics. Up to that point, I never had the slightest interest in photography. However, for graduation, I received from my parents an Olympus D-360L. It was my first camera and it was also digital. Let’s talk specs. The sensor was a whopping 1.3 Megapixels with a 8 MB memory card coming along for the ride! Still, I was more excited about this being a gadget or a piece of technology.

 

Many years later, around 2006, I upgraded and purchased with my own money a Canon Powershot S3 IS. Still a point and shoot camera, my objective was a lot more focused. See at that time my first child, Bryson, was born. I began to understand the significance of preserving memories for not just me, but for Bryson and generations to come. Bryson made me see the camera as much more than a gadget. It was now a tool much like a painter’s brush or a chef’s oven.

 

Chefs create recipes and slide them into the oven to prepare your mouth to salivate. Photography is a lot like that. Without preparing and having a vision about what goes into the camera such as aperture, shutter speed, ISO, and simply seeing good vs. bad light, one can’t expect to have great results. Point and shoot cameras became limiting in allowing creativity for an aspiring, self taught artist.

I am based in Grenada, MS and will travel based upon individual needs. Please don't hesitate to contact me today with any questions or concerns that you may have regarding me capturing your own precious moments.

I’ve gone through several DSLR cameras from Canon, including their ever so popular 5D series. With those, I’ve invested in quality glass including zooms and primes. This was a must as I started shooting professionally in the early 2010’s. Most recently, I’ve invested in the Canon EOS R. It’s a mirrorless camera that allows me to speed up the process of capturing memories and returning them to clients with exceptional results and is currently my tool of choice.

 

Without light, there is no photography. I’ve heavily invested in quality and reliable studio lighting from Profoto along with the necessary modifiers designed to shape light for any subject before me. The little red wagon I own has a purpose. Those lights sometimes travel with me. Being able to distinguish between good lighting and bad lighting is one of the most creative decisions a photographer can make.

 

What happens after capture in this digital age? Photos are first ingested onto my computer using Photo Mechanic. It’s a tool used by sports photographers and photo journalists and is considered an industry standard. I use the tools in the Adobe Creative Cloud to organize and prepare the final images correcting for exposure, contrast, etc. if needed.

 

As a client, rest assured that your photographs are backed up nightly using a 3-2-1 backup plan. This means having 3 copies of your memories with 2 of those being stored on different media with 1 being stored offsite.

 

Along with the proper tools for the job, a great vision, and most importantly, you, I’m more than prepared and excited to capture your memories for today and generations to come.

 

I am based in Grenada, MS and will travel based upon individual needs. Please don't hesitate to contact me today with any questions or concerns that you may have regarding me capturing your own precious moments.

I graduated from Mississippi Valley State University the spring of 2000 after studying industrial technology with an emphasis on electronics. Up to that point, I never had the slightest interest in photography. However, for graduation, I received from my parents an Olympus D-360L. It was my first camera and it was also digital. Let’s talk specs. The sensor was a whopping 1.3 Megapixels with a 8 MB memory card coming along for the ride! Still, I was more excited about this being a gadget or a piece of technology.

 

Many years later, around 2006, I upgraded and purchased with my own money a Canon Powershot S3 IS. Still a point and shoot camera, my objective was a lot more focused. See at that time my first child, Bryson, was born. I began to understand the significance of preserving memories for not just me, but for Bryson and generations to come. Bryson made me see the camera as much more than a gadget. It was now a tool much like a painter’s brush or a chef’s oven.

 

Chefs create recipes and slide them into the oven to prepare your mouth to salivate. Photography is a lot like that. Without preparing and having a vision about what goes into the camera such as aperture, shutter speed, ISO, and simply seeing good vs. bad light, one can’t expect to have great results. Point and shoot cameras became limiting in allowing creativity for an aspiring, self taught artist.

 

I’ve gone through several DSLR cameras from Canon, including their ever so popular 5D series. With those, I’ve invested in quality glass including zooms and primes. This was a must as I started shooting professionally in the early 2010’s. Most recently, I’ve invested in the Canon EOS R. It’s a mirrorless camera that allows me to speed up the process of capturing memories and returning them to clients with exceptional results and is currently my tool of choice.

 

I am based in Grenada, MS and will travel based upon individual needs. Please don't hesitate to contact me today with any questions or concerns that you may have regarding me capturing your own precious moments.

Without light, there is no photography. I’ve heavily invested in quality and reliable studio lighting from Profoto along with the necessary modifiers designed to shape light for any subject before me. The little red wagon I own has a purpose. Those lights sometimes travel with me. Being able to distinguish between good lighting and bad lighting is one of the most creative decisions a photographer can make.

 

What happens after capture in this digital age? Photos are first ingested onto my computer using Photo Mechanic. It’s a tool used by sports photographers and photo journalists and is considered an industry standard. I use the tools in the Adobe Creative Cloud to organize and prepare the final images correcting for exposure, contrast, etc. if needed.

 

As a client, rest assured that your photographs are backed up nightly using a 3-2-1 backup plan. This means having 3 copies of your memories with 2 of those being stored on different media with 1 being stored offsite.

 

Along with the proper tools for the job, a great vision, and most importantly, you, I’m more than prepared and excited to capture your memories for today and generations to come.

 

I am based in Grenada, MS and will travel based upon individual needs. Please don't hesitate to contact me today with any questions or concerns that you may have regarding me capturing your own precious moments.

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