The short Wikipedia version of me is that I'm a freelance photographer & writer based in Alexandria, Alabama, and I'm the father of an incredible 10 year old lady-in-the-making, Sadie Carolina Pyle. As a military brat, I've lived in South Carolina, Germany, Oklahoma, Kentucky and Alabama, and I graduated from Jacksonville State University (in Alabama). Since then, I've lived for various lengths in Missouri, Las Vegas and Los Angeles, and Georgia.
I got into photography as a craft while living in Los Angeles, where I had the luck of working at Sony Pictures and getting to know three influential guys who would go on to be pro photographers (look up Ian Shive, Dan Madsen and Seth Casteel.) They taught me a lot and still inspire me, and I can't help but mention another Sony co-worker, David Rosales, whose band I began shooting to practice my craft while he was breaking into the music business. As a musician myself, I found it almost intoxicating to shoot live music - the energy, the passion, the talent - and I since went on to take thousands of photos at hundreds of shows.
Since then, my photo work history includes photographing/editing/writing for Southern Distinction Magazine in Athens, Ga, to writing and shooting for various regional publications for Alabama Association of Realtors, Northeast Georgia Living and Lake Oconee Living magazines. My past and current clients for photography include Havenbrook Homes, The Real Estate Book, Blue Haven Bee Company, Tennessee River Music, Athens Regional Medical Center and HW Marketing.
I make a conscious effort to improve my craft with every click of the shutter, so I look at each photo job as an opportunity to challenge myself to get better and exceed expectations for clients. So your expectations should be above what you see in my past work because mine are, as well. It is a constant challenge of capturing an angle, a light, an expression, a setting or a glimpse of personality you have never seen before. There is a difference between just taking a picture and creating an image. I always strive for the latter.
And if you're interested in what equipment I use, here ya' go!
Sigma 35mm 1.4 Art
Tamron 70-200mm f2.8 Sport
Nikon 50mm f1.8
Tokina 100mm f2.8 Macro
Tokina 12-16mm f2.8
Godox AD400 Pro w/ 32" Beauty Dish Softbox
Godox V1 w/ 22" Beauty Dish Softbox
Alien Bee AB800 Strobes with 42" Octabox