Hi there! Thanks for taking the time to read this page about me.  You won't be reading about my passion for photography or anything like that. Instead, I'll be giving you a glimpse into my life to let you learn a little about me....cause that's what matters!

I'll start off and ask you "where can you find a firefighting-bull riding-sky diving-line dancing photographer?!" I promise you...you'll be hard pressed to find one! Oh...wait a second....you just did! Congrats!! Just don't ask me to do all three of those at the same time ;-)

Well, first off, I'm a dad to two awesome kids - my lil' man Aiden & my lil' girl Izzy. I can't begin to describe what a trip it's been having these kids in my & my wife's life! I never, ever imagined the joy & awesome experience raising little ones! Their mommy's name is Jess, and we've been married since Nov. 2007. We're both originally from New York, and moved to NC in 2008. Yup...we're Yankee transplants ;) We also have a young & energetic Chocolate Lab/Aussie Shephard mix named Sadie.

I was a volunteer firefighter here in NC with the Mebane Fire Department from 2009-2016.  I resigned in 2016 as I unfortunately wasn't able to commit the time to the FD as much as I wanted to (kids, work, my photo business eats up a lot of free time!.   I also volunteered back home in NY with the Goshen Fire Department since 1997. I love, love, love outdoor activities too! Hiking, Camping (preferably tent), mountain biking....you name it, I'm game for it! Music....I enjoy all types of it! Mostly Rock, Dance & House/Techno, 80's/90's, and even Country music! Jess & I actually met while country line dancing at a country bar! Yup....Country Line Dancing. In New York. Picture that!

There's also nothing like that rush of adrenaline that makes you feel alive! The two biggest thrills I've done are tandem skydiving and bull riding. Yes...you read that correct...your photographer was strapped to the backs of real 1900+lb bucking bulls! 7 of them in fact! And I managed to stay on for 5.5 seconds as my longest ride too! I'm still trying to figure out what can top those for my next adventure!

If you haven't noticed, I like to crack jokes ;) If we can't laugh with another, how in the world am I going to get you to act relaxed & casual in front of camera?! Overall, I just like to have a good time & enjoy life!

So, now that you've got a pretty good idea as to who I am, I'm sure you'll be contacting me to schedule your department photo, right?!  Ok...good!...I figured you would!

Looking forward to working with you & your family!
- Jim