This is my personal photography website and I’m working at improving and taking it to the next level. I have always loved drawing and photography from early on, but unfortunately that got pushed aside in the busyness of life. I hope you’ll enjoy what you see here as much as I did capturing it as I dedicate more time to this part of my life.
I love the outdoors, but have added newborn and family portraiture as well. I love photography, because in the busyness of life we can often miss the beauty that is around and through pictures we can capture it forever. The same goes for our family. Looking back at the time I’ve been able to spend with my children it’s hard to imagine them as newborns. Photography helps save those moments forever.
These are some of my favorite outdoor pictures:
Some of My History
I am originally from Oregon and as a child I would spend my summers out camping and fishing in the mountains; enjoying the lakes, streams and forests. When I arrived in El Paso, Texas I figured I would have to give up my love for the outdoors. I was wrong. It isn’t the same as Oregon, but living in El Paso has caused me to look at the outdoors in a new way and also to be willing to go in search of it’s beauty. I hope that as you look through my photographs, you will see what I have found, a beauty in the desert.
After graduating from college I moved to San Diego where I worked across the border in Tijuana, Mexico with the families that lived in cardboard and shipping pallet houses. I would coordinate group trips across the border, where we would build a new home for these families.
This work is what took me to El Paso, where I continued to work across the border in Juarez, Mexico.
I now work at involving people in meeting various needs in our community and around the world. You can see in some of my pictures on this site the work I help organize.
I have been married to my wonderful wife for the past 15 years. She has worked right alongside me for many years and works with children here at local pediatric office. She is incredibly gifted and takes care of so many of our communities children, including two of our own. I have a beautiful daughter and handsome son. I never fully realized the different ways they would bless my life… and in their own unique boy and girl ways.
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