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I admit it. I'm the one that holds up groups of people on a hike, in a new city, or on the street. "Just one more picture," or "Ooh, if we just do THAT, it would be the perfect shot," or "I'll catch up. I see the perfect picture!" Yes, that's me. Always steeped in curiosity, looking for beauty we're all too busy to notice, and not being afraid to lay in the dirt or contort like a Cirque du Soleil performer to get the perfect shot. The great outdoors has so much beauty and wonder to offer, and only a camera can capture it...freeze it in time so we can luxuriate in it when it is forced to stand still. Isn't that the beauty of it? No wonder a picture is worth a thousand words. It captures things we never would have seen without the lens and time to fully reflect upon the memory we caught on film.

Oh, and photographs of children? Don't even get me started. They're the perfect…

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  • Born on December 29
  • Joined June 21, 2009

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photographic paper, canvas, prints, great paper

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About

I admit it. I'm the one that holds up groups of people on a hike, in a new city, or on the street. "Just one more picture," or "Ooh, if we just do THAT, it would be the perfect shot," or "I'll catch up. I see the perfect picture!" Yes, that's me. Always steeped in curiosity, looking for beauty we're all too busy to notice, and not being afraid to lay in the dirt or contort like a Cirque du Soleil performer to get the perfect shot. The great outdoors has so much beauty and wonder to offer, and only a camera can capture it...freeze it in time so we can luxuriate in it when it is forced to stand still. Isn't that the beauty of it? No wonder a picture is worth a thousand words. It captures things we never would have seen without the lens and time to fully reflect upon the memory we caught on film.

Oh, and photographs of children? Don't even get me started. They're the perfect subject and are always up to something or other that is perfectly and utterly adorable.

So, welcome to my plethora of pictures. I pick only my favorites...the ones that evoke emotion, empathy, compassion, wonder, awe, or joy.

I've had the privilege to travel to many countries to serve children, teens, adults, and the elderly doing health care, building projects, study, and just plain old friendly international relations. And, I'm blessed to live in one of the most beautiful places in the United States, the grand and colorful State of Colorado.

I am always seeking new ways to serve-particularly in developing nations-and pour out compassion, love, and whatever meager talents I have to offer to give a hope and a faith and a future to those with whom I come into contact. These photographs are the tales and with their sale, I wish to fund future service missions and continue to show the truth of people in need here and abroad.

Want something custom?

Maybe you see an image you want larger or smaller...on a canvas or mounted on some other type of material. Just let me know! I'll post one up just for you.

Photo Quality (because I would want the best as well)

These photo prints will be professional-grade prints and perfect to frame, give away as a gift, or use in a presentation if you have just such a need. Or, you can just set them on your desk and dream of visiting these amazing places yourself someday. Enjoy!

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