I'm a professional photographer in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Located within a half hour of Lake Michigan, and it's beautiful beaches, spectacular lighthouses, and gorgeous sunsets. This is my absolute favorite place to shoot.Â
I have been primarily shooting with rock bands
as of late. To name a few would be GR's own, Pop Evil
, and a very quickly rising band from AL, WithinReason
, and working on more. I have shot promotional, and catalog photos for Krank Amps, Kustom Amps, Dean Guitars, and Spector guitars. I also am the photographer for a dance event that is put on in downtown Grand Rapids every Tuesday by the Grand Rapids Original Swing Society
which is just plain fun if you love to dance. But I still have a true passion for working with models. I have had the pleasure to shoot 2 covers for Thunder Roads of Michigan Magazine with the beautiful model, and a very dear friend of mine, Rayne Alexander. And, I have been a participant for the past 2 years running in the RNB2 Lake Michigan Group Shoot.
I do not pay models, unless I am getting paid for the assignment from elsewhere, period. I do like to share the wealth that way as it should be. I do not shoot TFP/CD, unless we both know you have something spectacular to add to my portfolio, AND yours. It must be a win/win proposition on both ends for TFP to work the way it was intended. Not the way that I see it being used so much nowadays. If you truly think you do have something spectacular, do contact me. I DO NOT bite. But, this is at my discretion. Remember, everyone's tastes are different. Otherwise, contact me for my rate which is affordable, and always remember you get what you pay for. I have paid a lot for great camera gear, lighting, equipment, and training to make great images, so that I am able to get paid work. Models should do no less for the images that land them that paying gig. When I am being paid, you will get my best. If I happen to accept a TFP/CD offer, I will give my best also, as that is all I know how to do. But, as expected, paid assignments always take priority.
I am laid back, honest, respectable, trustworthy, hard working, ever evolving, and very easy to work with. I do all my own photoshop retouching. From the simple retouch, to adding tattoos, to completely changing the backgrounds.Â I love to have fun during my shoots and make new friends in the business.Â The day I stop enjoying what I do, is the day I hang up my camera.Â So lets have some fun while making great photographs. I am an image maker, not just some picture taker.
There is also a more comprehensive portfolio of ALL my work on Flickr here
and not that this photo has anything to do with modeling, but I also love to shoot landscapes.