I am a Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky and Lexington photographer specializing in timeless wedding photography, senior portraits and creative portraits. I have been a professional photographer since 2007. I am originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, but now reside in Northern Kentucky on my 111 acre outdoor dream studio.
My style and approach is to tell a story through photographs that are timeless, creative, and about you.
Choosing a Certified Professional Photographer is very important for your special event. When once-in-a-lifetime matters the most, there is no substitute for experience. You will find by looking at my work my style is not your traditional portraits. Some things that make me different from other photographers are:
Tight Crops! I love focusing on your eyes. Your face will fill the frame and yes I do sometimes cut off tops of heads.
Facial Expressions! I don't want every image I take to have the perfect smile. I want to catch you with different moods, smiles, and thoughtful looks.
Rule of 3rds! There might be lots of empty space in the photograph. I like that arty feel. Rarely do I place a person in the middle of the picture...boring!
New pose or place! I am always up for new poses or new places! Love to venture out and try new things.
I am a Certified Professional Photographer, Master Photographer, Photographic Craftsman and an active member of Professional Photographers Association and PhotoProNetwork. I have a bachelor degree in Art and a master degree in education. I understand that digital technology is ever changing, to be competitive in this market I attend and participate in classes, seminars and workshops across the country.
I have won several awards including, Photographic Craftsman's Degree 2021, Best of Chic Wedding 2021, Best in Ohio Business 2020, Cincinnati Family Choice Awards Family Photographer 2020, TPPA Best of Show 2020, TPPA Best Fine Art Image 2020, TPPA Best Illustrative Image 2020, Certified Professional Photographer award 2020, ASP award 2020, PNN Artist 1st place 2020, IPC Album 2020 GIA nomination Wedding Album, IPC 2020 GIA nomination Event Album, IPC Silver medal is Portrait 2020, IPC Bronze medal in Artists and Wedding 2020 Event Couples Award, Fuji Masterpiece Wedding 2019, PNN 2019 Digital Artist First Place, Senior Specialists Award, Portrait Senior Award, Top Ten Photographer Award, PPN 2014, 2017, 2019, 2020, Top Wedding Portrait, PNN 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 Hot Shots Top Photographer, International Professional Photographer Bronze Medal and top ten Wedding Image 2015, 2015 the Knot Best of Weddings and 2016 the Knot Best of Weddings, Lexington top 10 Wedding Photographers 2016 & 2017, Overall Best Wedding PPN 2016, Best Album PPN 2016, Best of the West Photographer 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, Open Wedding Specialist PPN 2017, 2019, 2020, Wedding Open, PPN 2017, Degree of Excellence 2017, Southeast District 2nd Place in Wedding album 2017, International Professional Photographer Album Gia award 2017.
I would love the opportunity to CAPTURE your special day!