Well, 2014 is coming to an end, and what an exhilarating year it has been. From capturing some of the strongest portraiture of my career to catching Ron White headbanging while covering Alex Reymundo’s daughter’s Quinceañera, I’m excited to share these moments and everything in between. I am completely humbled knowing that I’ve helped make Christmas more special for the parents of one client, while creating fond memories for another family, literally weeks before their new bundle of joy arrived. Chasing beer guzzling patrons of Louisville’s Tap N Run, covering the elaborate masquerade costumes of Z Salon & Spa’s Holiday Party and witnessing the amazing ruins of the Mayan culture… I feel like I had quite an array of memories and sights in front of my camera this year. I was also was fortunate enough work alongside some of the region’s top creative talents on joint collaborations, for this Joey Goldsmith and Clay Cook have my utmost gratitude, they believed in me enough to welcome me into this community. I’m also grateful for the friendships that blossomed this year with Ana Perez, Ashley Flora, Casey Ritchie, Isidro Valencia, Matthew Tyldesley and Raina Trimble, all whom believed in me enough as well to shoot their collections in addition to coming on board with collections of my own artistic vision. Our dedication and work even went on to land features in several notable publications such as Dark Beauty, Mour Magazine, Beauty Launchpad and Bangstyle. Last, but far from least, I'm very thankful for the unwavering support from my adorning wife AnnMarie. She has stood by my side while my photography has transitioned from a mere hobby into a full blown profession. I must say it’s been an amazing year of accomplishments and growth, which in return has prepared me for an even stronger 2015. I hope you all enjoy what I have to show in my 2014 review… and if you’d like, comment below and let me know what your favorite image is from this year. Cheers!
Jeanette, a friend from Fort Knox High School, reached out to me about getting together and capturing some portraits as a gift to her parents for Christmas. So time was of the essence and the weather, well, you know how weather in Kentucky can be... if you don't like it, stick around for a couple hours because it will change. So after pushing the session back a few days we were able to take advantage of the beautiful day and create some wonderful portraits. We had fun breaking her out of her shell and getting her comfortable in front of the camera and as the golden hour began to shine, so did she with the final shots. I don't think we could of asked for a better outcome, and I hope her parents enjoy these special moments for years to come. Cheers!
I've always been drawn to the beauty of what is dark... music, art, films and shows... One of them being Sons of Anarchy, which inspired me to create this portrait series in the show's likeness. I have been working on this series since October of last year, hand picking each of the talent to convey the emotions that would tell a cohesive story. I am truly grateful for everyone who came on board for this series, your talents were pivotal in the success of this. An now I am very proud to finally release my Fade to Black series in it's entirety, as it was intended to be experienced. Focused.
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