A bit about me...
It's nearly impossible to distill down with any brevity how I got to where I am today. It's probably most accurate to say that I pretty much shoot everything. I've been ridiculously blessed in my career to work with some of the most incredible clients a photographer could ask for. In a nutshell, after graduating from Duke in 1991, I moved to LA and worked for the next ten years in the film business. While there, I took up photography as a hobby learning the craft from some of the top photographers and cinematographers in the industry.
After marrying the love of my life, Rebecca Riedy (known to me as Beckles), I put Hollywood behind me and focused (pun intended) my career on my still photography business. In the past 20 or so years as a professional photographer, I've shot weddings, portraits, celebrities, products, buildings, headshots, animals, concerts and so much more. Just look at my homepage and you'll see the breadth of my work.
For the past ten years, however, I somehow found myself training my lens in a direction I never could've imagined. In addition to my "normal" work, I have become the lead photographer and Head of Production for a charitable foundation called The Greatest Generations Foundation, or TGGF. TGGF's mission is to bring veterans of America's wars back to the battlefields on which they fought at no cost to the veteran. My job, is to document their journey and memorialize these great men (and sometimes women), in portraits on the exact spot where they fought some 50-75 years ago.
Over the course of nearly 30 programs, I have captured hundreds of veterans battlefields including, England, Normandy, Germany, Luxembourg, Bastogne, Iwo Jima, Pearl Harbor, Saipan, Tinian, Guam, Okinawa, Hiroshima and Vietnam. Preserving their memories is hands down the highlight of my career. Please check out some of these images on the American Heroes section of this site.
While I still love shooting almost anything people related, I have in the past few years, started shooting quite a few inanimate objects, from products, to homes to massive commercial buildings. In addition, I am a commercially licensed drone pilot, which has opened a whole new perspective to my photographic eye.
All this is to say, I LOVE my job and look forward to the opportunity to work with you. I've been around the block enough to not get surprised too easily, but still am excited to go to every new shoot. Give me a call and we'll make amazing images together.