jimMy interest in photography began many years ago when I started documenting my travels with slide film.  As camera technology advanced and my knowledge improved, my photos got better.    In 2003 I bought my first digital camera, and with its immediate feedback as well as ease of storing images, my interest in photography was reborn, and I began expanding my photographic pursuits.

Photography now feels more like an art form to me – thus my motto and goal of trying to create images that “pay tribute to nature’s beauty.”  We have so much beauty in our world; in nature, wildlife and human life.   Creating artistic images of this beauty seems like a wonderful way to pay homage to our world, and one small way to raise awareness of our precious planet’s fragility.

Here are some of the types of photography that I do:

Nature:  Wilderness or pristine settings are my favorites.

People:  I do photo shoots for individuals, couples and families; mostly outdoors, but with studio set-up indoors as well.  I also do wedding photography on a select basis.

Travel and Cultural:  I have been the trip photographer for international service trips, and enjoy creating a collection of photos that tells a story of the trip and culture we visit.

Healing Images:  Using photographic images to help an individual meet a health challenge is very rewarding.  For example, creating beautiful images of a woman who has lost her hair from chemotherapy can be a healing process, and help boost her spirits as she migrates through this difficult process.

Special Moments:  Special life events, such as maternity, nursing, and baby shots are all fun and create a set of photos to be enjoyed for years to come.

Nonprofit Organizations:   I have had the privilege of working with the Memory Project, Ministry of Hope, Project 1808, Rwanda Education Assistance Project, The Nature Conservancy and Population Connection – all doing great work for our world!   See their websites in the Links Section.