I am a full-time freelance photographer based out of Nashville, Tennessee. I primarily shoot advertising and musician/celebrity portraits.

I owned a graphic design studio for 10 years before deciding to lay it down and pursue the photography career that I had enjoyed as a part-time love. I can vividly remember the day when I decided I had "had enough" of ignoring the call on my life.

I was on vacation with my Wife and 2 kids in Seaside, Florida. As I stood there I took a deep breath and realized that I no longer wanted to be tied to a computer and a desk for the rest of my working life. I loved being outdoors. I loved being around people and meeting new people. I decided right then and there to close down the design firm and do what I loved the most, photography.

My rise was a quick one and I forsook a lot of the traditional marketing plans most people would advise. After about 3 years into it things slowed down a bit and I realized that marketing was essential to my survival. I quickly put plans in place to ensure I would not be a "passing fad."

I started this workshop as a way to help those who want to break into commercial photography. Whether you are a wedding and portrait photographer or already a commercial photographer who feels like they are lacking the basic foundations of what it takes to be successful in the industry, I am here to help.

As someone who is 100% self-taught I know that nothing is impossible for those who have enough drive and determination.

Some of the clients that I have had the privilege of shooting for have included:

• A&E Television
• Abita Beer
• AP Magazine
• Atlas Van Lines
• BBC (British Broadcasting Corp)
• Bear Archery
• Bicycling Magazine
• Brash Music
• Bravo TV
• Bristol Development
• Capitol Records
• CiCi's Pizza
• Cingular Wireless
• CMT Television
• Corrections Corp. of America
• Curb Records
• EMI Music
• Fender
• Gaylord Hotels
• Goalrilla
• Griffin Technology
• Guitar Player Magazine
• Hilton Hotels
• Live Nation
• Lifeway
• Nike
• OK Magazine
• One.org
• Passalong Networks
• Paramount
• PBS Television
• Purpose Driven
• Roland
• Rolling Stone
• Simple Shoes
• Sony Music
• Tooth and Nail Records
• TriStar Sports & Entertainment
• Ultimate Nutrition
• Warner Music
• Yamaha
...and many musicians, celebrities and athletes.

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