Dashboard Confessional Album Photo Shoot

I’ve shot Chris Carrabba a few times, both with him and his full band. This year he released his 7th album as Dashboard Confessional; his first in 8 years. I was stoked to shoot him and the band once again for this historic release. Dashboard pretty much created a whole …

New Found Glory Album Photo Shoot

I had the fun of shooting the promo and packaging photos for the latest album by New Found Glory. I had previously worked with guitarist Chad Gilbert on a video for his side project What’s Eating Gilbert. That experience combined with having hung out the NFG guys before gave me …

Momtographers , Newbies and the jealousy of Photographers…

I’ve been meaning to write this post for awhile now. I visit a few photo forums, Facebook groups dedicated to photographers, etc. If I see one recurring theme over and over it’s photographers complaining about how “everyone with a camera now thinks they’re a photographer.” The statement arises from (mostly wedding & portrait Photographers) losing jobs to newbie photographers who last month were a barista or working at Best Buy. I understand the frustration of an ever-growing and crowded photo market, but many of these people feel it’s ok for them to go from being a cashier to a photographer, …

Patricia Nash Lifestyle Fashion Photo Shoot

These photos I shot are just now getting released in ads so I thought I’d share some of them here. This was a lifestyle fashion photo shoot I did for the Patricia Nash brand. My team drove from Nashville to Knoxville a couple of months ago to do this shoot. …

Healthcare Photography

Nashville is considered by many to be the healthcare mecca of the U.S. Nashville’s healthcare industry is much larger than it’s music and entertainment ones. Because of that I end up shooting a lot of healthcare photography both here in Nashville and all across the U.S. I just launched a …

Photographers, Photo Schools and What Makes a Photo

I’ve been a full-time photographer for over 10 years now. Due to me basically throwing away the first 21 years of my life, I never went to college. So when I became a photographer I had to teach myself everything. Back then there’s were little in the way of online …

See Me at Imaging USA in Nashville Photography Conference

Imaging USA is the largest annual convention and expo for professional photographers. It’s a yearly event and this year, as in times past, it’s being held in Nashville February 1-3. It’s much more than just a convention or an expo, it features speakers, workshops, panels, etc. On Tuesday the 3rd I’ll be speaking and doing a mini-workshop at the LensRentals booth at 1:00. LensRentals is an amazing company and service that allows you to rent all kinds of photography and video gear and have it shipped to you. I’ll be at their booth (#260) talking about lighting techniques including teaching how …

What You Didn’t See in 2014

I know a lot of photographers are doing “Best Of” posts for the new year. It’s always great to see those and look back on the previous year.  I wanted to do something slightly different. Instead of doing a “Best Of” I thought I’d show some photos I took in 2014 …