I was born and raised in northern Indiana, attended college at Purdue University receiving a BS in Agronomy and MS in Botany. I married my college sweetheart, Shannon and we reside in rural southwest Georgia where we have lived for 30 plus years. We have two children, Craig and Lindsey and one grandson, Craig Jr. We also have retrievers- Heide, our 10 year old yellow lab, Yeti, our 3 year old golden retriever and Titan, our 2 year old golden. Yes, we like the red dogs (swamp collies, rugs, hippy dogs…).
I have been a serious photographer since being introduced to it in graduate school many years ago. My favorite subjects are ducks and duck dogs, however I also love shooting the wildlife and wild places of south Georgia and north Florida. My work in wildlife habitat restoration and invasive plant management provides numerous opportunities to capture GOD’s amazing creation. Shannon joined me in shooting a few years ago and is a dedicated, creative and accomplished photographer in her own right. Many of the images you see on this website are hers.
We are both blessed and humbled by the natural beauty and wonders GOD shows us and the images he enables us to capture and share with others. I can take credit only for being blessed with a passion for the outdoors, an eye to capture what GOD shows me, the opportunity to do it, a little talent and a GREAT wife. GOD does all the heavy lifting- HE creates the beauty.
We shoot Nikon, currently shooting D4 and D3S bodies. We shoot Nikon fast glass for waterfowl and retrievers including: 300 f2.8 VRII, 400 f2.8 VR, 600 f4 VRII lenses. We use a variety of other Nikon lenses as needed depending on the subject and circumstance. For support we use Kirk ball heads on Bogen tripods and monopods. We have every waterproof camera bag known to man as well as nearly every conceivable camouflage material. We take delight in and are often mistaken for Not Being There. THANKS for your interest and support and may GOD bless you.