My foray into digital photography began after receiving a gift of photos of my son Phil competing in a regional track meet. These photos were so much better than the photos I’d been taking with a point and shoot camera. I had been thinking about buying a DSLR and these images pushed me over the edge. A year later I’d saved up enough money from gifts and earnings from refereeing soccer matches to purchase a Nikon D80. That was in 2008.

Since then, I’ve worked to perfect my craft. Getting better at anything requires practice. I’ve posted almost 70,000 images to my Flickr site. I’ve learned about lighting … using artificial light to augment ambient light. I’ve learned about composition. I’ve learned how to edit raw files. I have acquired the skills needed to create professional quality images. I’ve upgraded my equipment thanks to the generous contributions from fans of my sports photography.

So, I am now offering my services for hire. If you want action photos of your child playing any sport, I am your photographer. If you want a family portrait, a photo of your infant, maternity photos, senior photos, a head shot … reach out to me.

If you would like to hire me, call me at (707) 849-2176 or send me an email at

For those of you who are fans of my sports photos and Flickr pages, I will continue to cover sporting events for Sonoma West Publishers and for Redwood Empire Running. I will post images from these events to my Flickr page that will be available to download for free. Of course, if this is how you enjoy my work, remember that a donation is always appreciated. You can make a donation on the donation page.