My passion for photography started when I was in middle school working in my uncle photography studio in Detroit. I will always take the opportunity to see how my uncle was working with his clients. In college, I bought myself a point-and-shoot camera and started trying to figure things out on my own. I had the opportunity to talk with a number of professional photographers and really learn from them how to take good photos. After college, I purchased a dlsr, signed up for online classes to learn more about my craft. I got myself to a number of photography workshops at a local store and even had the opportunity to attend a multi-day photography conference held in my area. During my career I have shot fashion shows, done work for advertising agencies, has had work printed in a variety of magazines and have worked with a variety of different clients.
When I was a kid, I did not have the kind of artistic skills that my siblings did. The one I got the opportunity to start taking photos I felt a real sense of accomplishment. I like being able to capture moments and to show reflections of people.
What types of shoots have you done and how did you make them special?
I have shot a variety of religious ceremonies, church events, fashion shows, graduation photos and political events, and portraits for political candidates. I worked with advertising agencies and I have been hired to do costume portraits. With any photo session that I do, I always try to give my clients a variety of options. Whether it is shooting at different locations and creative lighting or different angles and key moments.