"We want to see with other eyes, to imagine with other imaginations, to feel with other hearts, as well as with our own." - C.S. Lewis, An Experiment in Criticism
In May 2009, I graduated from Baylor University, where I studied economics and environmental science. I promptly proceeded to postpone adulthood, and spent the next six months hiking from Maine to Georgia on the 2,176-mile Appalachian Trail. After a brief interlude working with an environmental non-profit in Dallas, I headed off to the University of Glasgow in Scotland as a Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholar to study for my master's in economic development, graduating in December 2011. More words about both of those adventures can be found here. I am now living in Dallas, TX, where among other things I am the Director of Environmental Programs for the North Texas Commission.
During this same time, I started to take an interest in photography. I taught myself the ropes through trial and error, tens of thousands of deleted frames, one stolen camera, and many, many hours of geeking out over at KenRockwell.com. I love photography because there is always something new to learn, and I am always looking for ways to improve my work. Recently I have been doing some pet and family photography. Working with animals and small children present all sorts of unique and interesting challenges—they are always looking in the wrong direction, or lying down when you want them to stand up, or running off just as you got them in focus. It's fun.
Are you interested in booking me for a session with your fiancé, pet, or family? I do "on location" work in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, which means photographing you and your loved ones in your home, at the park, or outside that abandoned warehouse down the street (very trendy these days). My rates start at $120 for a two hour session. Please feel free to email me at email@example.com or call me on my mobile at 214-957-5527 to make arrangements.