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Facebook gave me a time-hop reminder from two years ago. It let me know I once lived in a van. For three months, I was able to travel around the U.S. in search of the best National Park (2016 Centennial)! It was incredible. Living in a van was also half the adventure. The full adventure was deciding to adopt a 9 week old puppy right before leaving. Crazy times. We succeeded in viewing 25 states starting in Montana and ending in New York. Basically a big horseshoe around the U.S. I would not trade that time for anything and on the coldest of day (like today) it is refreshing to look back on the images and videos and remember my greatest advent ... READ MORE
I am so excited to announce my photograph "Biking through Fog" has been selected as a finalist in the 15th Annual Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition. The images was chosen for the Adventure division. This is my first year submitting to the competition and am thrilled my images was one of the chosen 56 out of 1,000 images in the local area. Exciting to head down to Boone on March 23rd to see my images amongst the other finalist at the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts Gallery. You can view the gallery from March 2 - June 2, 2018! READ MORE
Our new baby is here! We are overjoyed. It has been a long time coming to finally have a second dog. She is an Australian Shepard red tri puppy. She came from Hickory, NC (about an hour from Asheville). Cannot wait to see her grow and become a dog alongside of Trapper. So many photos to come. READ MORE
WEDDINGS ARE THE BEST! You never have to tell someone to show emotion. The emotions are everywhere! And beautiful to capture. Maybe thats why I have such a joy photographing people on their wedding day. Holly & Greg eloped November 12, 2018 on the Blue Ridge Parkway near Asheville. It was overcast and drizzling. We drove to several locations to find the right fit. Craggy Gardens was first choice but it was in a cloud (no views). Later we drove past this gem of a spot. It was right off the road. People slowed down to see the couple. Several honked and offered their congratulations. It was a very special moment. Even though we could have do ... READ MORE
The last bit of fall colors have left us. Its nice to relax from the chase. Always thinking about the next shot. Where I should go? How I could sneak in another photo excursion before work? Now its time to relax and look through the hundreds of photos I've accumulated. This is the fun part. READ MORE
What a day to see the Blue Ridge Parkway! The leaves are in prime form. It snowed just about 30 minutes after this picture was taken. Asheville went from a warm fall to a quick burst of winter. It was an amazing way to experience the seasons. This image has been on my mind every time I pass it on the parkway. The conditions were just right to capture the image I wanted. READ MORE
Beautiful Dupont State Forest is now forever on my list of places to visit...whenever possible. A wonderful display of big stunning waterfalls and easy hiking access. I had been there over three years ago but had forgotten to raw beauty this place offers. AND FOR FREE! I love things for free. Check out our fly fishing day in the photos and video below. Triple Falls is pictured above. READ MORE
A good old fashion Illinois Wedding surrounded by the family walnut farm. The theme was craft beer and the day was hot but one of the most beautiful days imaginable. The first dance was kicked off with fireworks. What a wonderful day! A big congratulations to Erin & Eddy who shared an amazing day with friends and family..       READ MORE
The Harvest Moon was going to peak over the mountains exactly as the sun began to set. Everyone on Craggy Pinnacle was photographing the beautiful sunset and only a select few of us knew of the moon coming up. It was going to be amazing. I chatted with a couple enjoying cheese and opening a bottle of wine. They played "Harvest Moon" by Neil Young just as a spark of red shown through the mountains. The moon popped out and was quiet the show. READ MORE
We had our first grape harvest! 6am start time in complete darkness to tackle 2 acres of vines in Boone, North Carolina before the rains from Hurricane Irma swept in. It was an incredible experience to see the first steps in creating wine. I wanted to stretch my video shooting/editing skills out. I love telling stories with photography and using videos is a way to diversify my skills. And I LOVE IT! This 60 second video is a preview of the high quality 3:30 minute full video. It can be found on my Vimeo link----->  https://vimeo.com/233391067 READ MORE