Thinking about what to put in an “about me” section of a website gives me a small case of… well, the willies.  (Do people even use that word anymore?)  I am a person with both a lot and very little to say, so where to start with something like this?  You got me.  I used to think that as a person offering an artistic service, I had to sell myself on a page like this.  But let’s face it, any photography website stats will show that everyone looks at blogs & galleries & pricing pages, not at pages generically titled “about”.  So more or less, what I say here doesn’t matter.  The photographs you see on this website will mean 8,945,231 times more in “selling” my services.  Okay, so maybe I made up the number.  But you get it.

Buuuuut… there are a few things you should know about me.  You should know that I absolutely love taking photos.  I am reminded how fleeting life is every day, and the ability to freeze time — to freeze a memory of how life was — is beautiful.   If you get to know me at all, you might be sickened by the number of photos hanging on my own walls, or the sheer number of photo books on my living room shelves.  Photographs are some of my own prized possessions.  They slow down this life of ours, that flies by at what seems like warp speed.

You should also know that I am busy.  I feel the need to add this in there, because I have legitimately had a customer upset that I didn’t answer an email the same work day that it was sent.  I have a family, a home we’re constantly improving, and a budding career interpreting medical photographs.  There are some days I don’t even have the time to check my email, let alone respond to everyone.  I always try to catch up on the weekends, though, and I will get back to you as soon as I can.  Thank you in advance for your patience!

Lastly, you should know that I have been blessed beyond belief by my photography here in Columbus during the last four years.  I have laughed with so many new friends while taking photos, and in the wee hours, because I’ve learned to like all of you so much, I have cried.  Health problems, loss, relocation — my clients have, a time or two, brought me to tears.  I have learned — and lived — so much more because of this gift.  Thank you to each and every one of you!