I’m a photographer based in Raleigh, North Carolina specializing in commercial, editorial, portrait, and sports. I have been shooting since 1992 when I learned to shoot on film. I am a member of the National Press Photographer’s Association and have been published in Fodor’s Guide and the Worcester Telegram & Gazette, where I freelanced prior to relocating to North Carolina.  

Sports photography is my favorite type of photography to shoot, probably because I am a former NCAA Division I baseball student athlete. I love making images during a game to tell the story visually, and completely understand the blood, sweat, and tears that were shed for the athlete to get to that point in their career. Although sports are my favorite subject, corporate marketing, editorial, and portraits/headshots comprise a much larger portion of my business.

Clients love my professionalism, reliability, quality, sense of urgency, and attention to detail, including meeting the ever important budget requirements. I love to connect with my subjects and have fun on the assignment while ensuring the work gets done as well as possible. My business is insured and I can provide a certificate/proof of insurance as needed.

On a personal level, I’m from the midwest originally and previously lived in California for a little over a decade and Boston for six years. I have been married since 2006 to an amazing woman and we have two young children and a dog. We currently live in Cary, North Carolina and can travel throughout the southeastern US.

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Please review my portfolio and contact me below to talk about a potential assignment. Thank you for visiting my site and have a great day!

My Gear

Camera Bodies

  • 2 Canon EOS 1D X 
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark III
  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • Canon EOS 1D (typically only used for remotes on very bright days)

Glass

  • Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM II
  • Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM II
  • Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM II
  • Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye
  • Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro
  • Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
  • Canon EF 50mm f/1.8
  • Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
  • Canon EF 1.4x II Extender

Studio/Lighting/Remotes

  • Lighting
    • 2 Profoto B1x monolights
    • 2 Profoto B2 heads
    • Canon 580EX II
    • LumoPro LP180s
    • Vivitar 285-HV
    • 2 1’x4′ LED panel
    • 2 6″x4′ LED panel
  • Modifiers
    • Profoto RFi 4’x6′ softbox
    • Profoto RFi 2’x3′ softbox
    • Profoto OCF beauty dish
    • 2 Profoto OCF 1’x3′ softbox w/ grid
    • Westcott 26″ Rapid Octabox
    • 2 2’x3′ Softboxes w/ Grids
    • Gels, grids, reflectors, etc.
  • PocketWizard Mini TT1, FlexTT5, 2 Plus IIIs, & 2 PlusXs
  • White, grey, black seamless backdrops, other colors upon request

Memberships and Affiliate Links

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