I've had a camera in my hand since the age of 5 when my grandmother gave me my first 110mm camera. I remember the moment so clearly. I loved taking photos of my pets and siblings growing up.
My love for photography took me to Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara (after 2 years of begging my parents and trying to convince them photography really was a profession and not just a hobby). What an amazing experience. To be surrounded by such creative people from all over the world and learn from the best was a priceless experience. The entire first year we shot only with 4x5 cameras. (The ones that look like they have an accordion in the middle and you have to put the drape over your head to see the image in the back.) They made SURE that we understood everything there was to know about light. In photography, lighting is everything.
After graduating from Brooks I photographed weddings in Southern California and worked with one of the top digital photographers of that time assisting on product and magazine work.
The next step in my journey was New York. I lived in New York and Connecticut shooting mostly weddings and portraits for the next 8 years. Shooting in NYC had it's own challenges, but I loved every minute of it.
In 2007 I moved back to Nebraska with my son Trevor to be closer to family. I continue to shoot weddings, portraits, business head shots, commercial work and whatever comes my way. I still love it and am so thankful that I get to do it every day.