Before you go ANY further, go look at my portfolio and see if it appeals to you. If you don't like my photos, don't waste your time reading about me! Go on!!!
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I'm located in Neapolis Ohio, just south of Toledo and my 'real' job is working as a special education teacher. I've been a photographer in various aspects of my life for years and have finally settled on portrait and environmental photography as both an artform and hobby, as well as a part time business. I tend to specialize in children and young adults, but I'm happy to do anything within reason that is age appropriate. I prefer to shoot outdoors, but have transistioned to indoor studio work under duress (the winters are COLD here!). I also now have studio lighting that I can haul anywhere using battery packs, so if you can imagine it, we can shoot it!
I'm happy to do TFDVD shoots if they are special, interesting, local, or will add to my portfolio. If it won't help me, then I may charge, but I'm cheap and easy.
If I'm not suited for the type of photography you're looking for, I'll tell you that up front. I tend toward realism, nature, personality and themes. Glamour and glitz is simply not my style.
I specialize in headshots and portraits, though I'm expanding slowly into more artistic forms. I am happy to do groups, couples, and I love taking pictures of children (after teaching for 14 years, I relate better to the under 18 crowd at times!). Any photography involving anyone under 18 will require a parent to be present, and to sign a model release.
I am VERY happy to work with you and your ideas. Nothing is too dull or too strange to consider!
One benifit of having a teacher as a photographer - I come complete with an FBI and State of Ohio background check! LOL... I taught in the UK for almost 6 years, so I have clearance from the London Metro Police as well.
- I only do age appropriate photography (this comes from being a teacher and a father of a 13 year old!). No, I will not take pictures of an 9 year old in high heels, makeup, and a cocktail dress. I know lots of photographers will, but I won't. I prefer my younger ladies to look like younger ladies. For samples of my most recent work and those under 16 (which I will not post here) please go to www.facebook.com/temporal.stasis.photography
ESCORTS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME and in fact REQUIRED if you are under 18. Please note - If you bring an escort - I reserve the right to put them to work holding things!
Cheers... and I hope to hear from you!
I'm in my long winter lull. Contact me if you have something to brighten my day!