Everyone says what a great family they have. It seems trite to blather on about how you couldn’t do it without your family. It happens to be true here though, so I have to talk about that. In fact, I have such a great family and they are so important to me that in giving you a flavor of who I am, you simply have to know about them.
It starts with Susan - my wife of 20 years. By day, she is a physician with a thriving medical practice in Dallas, Texas. At home, she is best mom ever - and you can ask my daughters about that. In addition, she somehow manages to work in gym workouts, French lessons, and trips with me to her schedule. Within the last year alone, she has done a historic auto rally across France and taken up scuba diving. Amazingly, she has done all of this while watching endless videos of people frosting cakes or of strange animal friends. Everyone loves Susan, and for good reason. If you meet her, you will too.
Next is my oldest daughter Hannah. You know how most of us don’t know what we want to do with our lives? Hannah is the opposite of that. She knew by the time she was 6 that she wanted to be an actress. She has thrown herself into that at every stage of her life. Rehearsal starts at 9? Expect her to arrive at 7. She has seen and read seemingly every play known to man. When she isn’t at rehearsal she is writing, or directing, or something else. After graduating from school, she went on to study acting at Oklahoma City University. She is currently a sophmore there. With straight A’s, of course. Plus she is the kindest person I have ever met. The world would be a much better place if everyone was like Hannah.
My youngest daughter is named Elizabeth. She is in high school. Super smart and fiercely independent. Snide and funny. Following in her sister’s footsteps, but of course she needs to put her own stamp on it, so she does theatre tech.
I’m a member of the Professional Photographers of America (PPA) and some local PPA affiliates - Texas PPA and Dallas PPA. Every image you see here has been vetted through the PPA competition process. Specifically, the PPA has an annual International Photographic Competition and each member is allowed to enter four images. If your images score above a certain level, they “merit.” Every image on this website merited.
Certain elite images in the competition are selected for the PPA’s “loan collection.” Typically less than 10% of images reach this status. In 2017, Calm Before the Storm was selected for the loan collection, and in 2018 both Tangled Passage and Into the Archives were selected.
Based on these results, I was awarded a Silver Medal in the 2017 IPC competition, and in 2018 I was a Gold Medalist.
I’m proud to be an honorary member of the Daguerre Club of Indiana. This is an invitation-only group of professional photographers that has been around for 100 years. I spoke to the group in 2017 and have gone to their meetings ever since. I am helping plan their 100 year anniversary trip to Ireland.