Carmen Electra and I on the set of a shoot aboard a cruise ship.
I'm divorced, and live with Stormie, my Staffordshire Bull Terrier, in the home my grandparents built in south Tampa in 1948. I've lived in Tampa most of my life, but was born in a little town called Opelika when my father was playing baseball at Auburn University.
I graduated from the University of Florida, and am an avid Gator fan. I'm not the typical Gator fan who doesn't like any 'Noles fans, since my mother and stepmother both went to FSU.
I have one grown son, Trevor, who lives in north Tampa with his mother.
I spend my spare time playing golf, tennis and tournament softball, trying to stay as active as possible.
I'm extremely easy to work with, and will make the most shy subject feel comfortable on their first shoot.
I started shooting at a young age, receiving my first 35mm camera, a Pentax K1000, as a Christmas gift from my grandfather when I was about 18.
My girlfriends through my late teens and twenties were my muses as I learned the craft. I was also a sports nut, and went to professional tennis tournaments in the 1980's so that I could photograph the likes of Chris Evert, Martina Navratalova, Steffi Graf, Jimmy Connors and Boris Becker up close.
in the mid-to-late 1990's, my wife at the time was getting into some fitness modeling. I submitted a few shots to Musclemag and some other fitness publications, and they liked what I showed them. I started honing my skills by shooting fitness models like Torrie Wilson, who went on to become a star in the WWF.
It was probably in the late 1990's that I started getting approached by models who wanted to pay me to shoot their portfolios.
I spent much of the 2000's shooting models all over the country. Toward the end of the decade, I got to shoot on the sidelines of pro football games, covering my first love, sports.
I also took a few high profile commercial gigs, shooting the likes of Carmen Electra and Daisy Fuentes for a cruise line in the Bahamas.
While I still shoot the occasional model for a portfolio upgrade, and take commercial shoots when they find me, I decided to transition into being more of a portrait photographer for this stage of my career.
I really love the satisfaction that comes from taking a family, some kids or a couple who have never shot with a professional photographer before, and giving them something they can treasure for a lifetime.