Abilene, Texas born - Breckenridge, Texas raised - Denton, Texas based
I believe in getting to know my clients more than just on a business level - I want to know my clients personally.
With that being said, getting to know me personally is a must for you, the client, too!
I can honestly say I never in a million years ever saw myself doing what I do now as a photographer as my forever career.
I was born in Abilene, Texas, and raised in the small town of Breckenridge, Texas.
Coming from a very small town, there wasn't a lot of job opportunities for a high school kid to choose from aside from the grocery store, McDonald's, or Wal-Mart. But grocery store I did!
After working there, I started my first serving job at a restaurant in my hometown. For a high school student leaving with $50 - $60 cash in his pocket on most nights after working for 8+ hours was like a gold mine - and then, I graduated and moved to Weatherford, Texas, and entered the wonderful world that is the service and food industry and saw how the city people tip.
From Weatherford, I met the love of my life and now wife, Chelsi.
Our story is funny but so are we!
For the next year, we dated in Weatherford until I got accepted into the University of North Texas in 2010.
From 2010, my life has gone through many ups and downs.
After serving for many years, I decided it was time to get a "real job" (and if you haven't ever waited tables, you have no idea how much of a real job that is. So while we awaited our first son, Gunner, to arrive, I became a kitchen manager. Thinking that's what I wanted to do as a career, I pursued it. But, then I started picking up my camera, a little Canon Rebel t3i, and started taking photos and soon realized, I had another passion. I left restaurant management and went to work as a bartender again. The freedom of time allowed me to go back to school, so in 2018, I did. And then in 2020, I finally graduated!
So that leaves me to where I am today - a full-time professional photographer ... AND I LOVE IT.
(check out my timeline below to see my life as listed above)
P.S. If you book me as your wedding photographer then yes, I will dance at your wedding! :)