Moving to Galveston was one of the best decisions I've ever made! It has given me this beautiful canvas to create works of art! I've never put my photography in a box, staying in a specific lane of photography, I'm much too adventurous for that! To me, with photography... the sky's the limit!
I wanna try it all! I love all types of photography for different reason. Living in a tourist destination opens the door for me to be versatile and adjust to where my services are needed and where I want to go!
Since living in Galveston, my photography has allowed me to become a premier family vacation photographer! People travel from all over the state and even the world to vacation in Galveston, wanting to capture their memories of their beach experience! It has been great meeting so many fascinating families from all over that actually travel here every year for vacation. It's crazy to say that I have regular clients in Kansas, New York, Dallas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Missouri, and Ohio just to name a few! I have to admit, it's pretty nice having a job that allows you to be barefoot on the beach and call it WORK!
In addition to portrait photography, I've found a wonderful market for real estate photography! This Island lends itself to having some of the most beautiful vacation rentals and beachfront coastal homes! I absolutely LOVE experiencing these beautiful versatile properties, ranging from grand historic homes to cute little cottages and coastal gems. Being able to photograph these homes, creating beautiful and inviting images for my clients to use to market their vacation rentals has been a rewarding venture.
Before I even actually moved to Galveston, I set the dream in motion by traveling here to shoot weddings. I would stay at The Harbor House, shoot the wedding and then cry all the way back home because I did not want to leave the island! Now I'm here helping my clients plan their destination beach weddings, while capturing breathtaking images! I even recently purchased a sailboat named "Hot Sauce", to use to add a little SPICE as a prop for beach weddings!
This island ushers in all things love! I've shot weddings barefoot on the beach being photobombed by a parasailer, surprise proposals on Valentine's Day, romantic sunset engagements at sea, a bride in a dinosaur costume, rooftop and Halloween ceremonies! You name it and I've seen it!
Although I stay busy with portrait and real estate photography, I always try to make time to dabble in fine art landscape photography as well. There are so many beautiful sites and opportunities to get amazing fine art shots around the island! From Galveston's working harbor, coastal beaches, bird sanctuaries and prestigious and historic architecture, it's simply a photographer's dream!
If that doesn't keep me busy enough, I always seem to make time to help promote local businesses here on the Island! Utilizing my marketing and advertising experience, combined with my photography, I am able to provide local businesses with impressive branding images to promote and market their products and services! One of my highlights was working with the Galveston CVB to capture lifestyle shots to promote Galveston Island and all it has to offer to its guests and residents!
This island is full of life! It offers so many activities and events to enhance the quality of life. Offering event photography has given me the opportunity to meet so many wonderful people and work with amazing organizations on the island whose goals are making this a better place and offers me a little fun factor to my job!
Living in Galveston has given me the opportunity to do whatever I choose to do and succeed! I truly feel that "The world is my oyster"!