In 2005 I started my first staff role as a stringer photojournalist for a local newspaper. Under the mentorship of John Lewin and the tutelage of my first editor, Paul Schmidt, I grew as a photojournalist. During college, I covered theater and dance and marketing assignments for the University of South Florida’s College of the Arts. I also completed numerous freelance assignments for various clients nationwide. After receiving my BA in Anthropology from USF, I began working for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as a staff photographer and photo archivist. After two seasons with the team, I got married and started ProLocal and Sadie & Kyle shooting commercial and residential real estate and weddings respectively.
After moving to Charlotte, NC in 2016, I began focusing on aerial photography and delved even deeper into ProLocal. We turned the lights out at Sadie & Kyle to prepare for our second child. I obtained a NC real estate license and practiced real estate alongside photography. Today I still hold my NC real estate license and use it to allow access to shoot listings and occasionally help people buy and sell real estate.
I still maintain this website as a portfolio for my work and an outlet for my photography. Even though most of my work today is done through ProLocal, I still work with commercial clients and occasionally shoot a wedding or two on weekends. And when I’m not doing any of those, I am always shooting for myself and spending as much time with my family as possible. From the beginning photography was not just an outlet for my creativity, but a foundation for providing for my family in a way that allowed me to enjoy time with them. Family first, photography second.
Clients & Published Works
Over the past 12 years, I have created work for many clients both as a staff photographer and as a freelance agent. My work has been printed in many publications across the country. This is a list of just a few clients and publications I have worked with or been featured in.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
University of South Florida’s College of the Arts
University of South Florida (various departments)
Millennium Physician Group
The Keith Corporation
Charlotte Sun Newspaper
Creative Loafing Tampa Bay
St Petersburg Times
The Public Asian
Charlotte County Homeless Coalition
Full Circle PR (for Rack Room Shoes)
Photos for pros.
I’ve photographed commercial and residential real estate for several years, but in 2015 I began ProLocal, a photography company aimed at realtors and local small businesses. We specialize in professional photography and films to help small businesses sell their services and products, primarily real estate.
Historic Preservation Project
After falling in love with historic preservation during my college days studying anthropology, I spent a lot of time looking for my “dream job”. I always hope that would involve the pursuit of photography and archaeology together. However, I was unsuccessful. While I continued for nearly a decade as a professional photographer, the longing for something else never left. So finally I decided to do what I had always done, build for myself what I could find in the world. I started Preserving Spaces and enlisted my best friend to host the podcast with me. We’re working to preserve and tell the stories of historic buildings and locations in my hometown. I hope to take this project on the road one day, and do the same across the country.