Defining Your Style

I hate it when someone asks, “So, what kind of photographer are you?” Maybe I hate that question because I never really have an answer

Photos every family needs

The purpose of taking a photo is to capture a moment. That moment is filled with different emotions and feelings. You’ve heard many people say, “Man, I wish I would have taken more pictures,” and you begin to wonder if you are taking enough yourself. The answer will always be no. And that’s okay. Sometimes […]

Michelle Fiorello, Vision Balm, and the Magic of Crossroads

I have always loved the symbolism of crossroads.  In traditional folklore, a crossroads represents a place between two worlds – a place where magical things can occur.  In our spiritual and poetic traditions, a crossroads occurs when the life we have known comes to an end, and the life we are meant to live has […]

Making It Real

Imagine you find yourself in a city where no one knows anything about you. A stranger comes up to you, introduces himself and asks you what you do for a living. In that moment you can pretend to be anyone you want. What would you say? Who would you want to be? If I could […]

After Saying Goodbye – The Power of an Image to Heal

Winnie the Pooh probably said it best when he reminded us that we can count ourselves lucky when we have had something that makes saying good-bye so hard. A couple of weeks ago, we said good-bye to Raylan, our eleven-year-old Rhodesian Ridgeback.  He had been a part of our family from the very beginning.  For […]

A Photographer on Vacation

“The traveler who misses the journey misses all they’re going to get.” – Blue Highways, William Least Heat-Moon For some of us, taking pictures is a part of who we are. It’s almost as necessary as breathing…as close to us as the clothes we wear. And for those of us who suffer from this affliction, […]

Capturing the Little Moments – Steps to Taking Better Photos

There are times when it makes perfect sense to hire a professional photographer.  You don’t always want to trust Uncle Carl with his point and shoot to capture significant life events such as weddings or to take nicely polished photos for your website.  But what about the other times?  What about the everyday moments? The […]

5 Tips for a Smooth Photo Session

Having Your Picture Taken – 5 Things to Make Your Photography Session Run Smoothly I love to photograph people—individuals and families.  Sometimes I’m trying to create something artistic and moody and sometimes it’s simply to capture images of a person or a family to share with others or preserve memories for the future.  I am […]


We all need guides…teachers…mentors. Those who encourage us. Prod us. Who gently (and not so gently) lead us forward. Inspiring us to our journey.

I’m lucky. I have several.  One of which is Diana Deaver.  Diana is a talented photographer. She is regularly named one of the best wedding photographers in Charleston—no small accomplishment in a town that is one of the top wedding destinations in the country and the number one vacation destination in the world.  But she’s more than a gifted photographer. She is also a teacher and coach, whose talent is exceeded only by her generosity of spirit.  And that’s saying a lot—because her talent is immense.
I have been working with Diana for about five months now.  And it is through that work that I’ve come to create this website.