My goal as a photographer is to capture that ephemeral moment when light and vision converge—to create an image that reveals something of the essential soul of an individual, the fundamental essence of a landscape, or the fleeting moment that defines an event. My work is spontaneous and candid, yet classical in style. I seek to see beyond the surface of people and events, to see things from a unique perspective and in a new light.

I shoot fine art landscapes, portraits, and events including families, couples, and children, in a variety of styles including traditional portraiture and artistic fine art photography. Consider me for that family portrait you've been wanting for the family room; the senior portrait you need for your graduation announcement; the maternity and baby shots that will forever commemorate the beauty of your pregnancy and newborn child. I aim to provide professional photography at a reasonable price.

I work with a full-frame Canon 5D Mark III, one of the best portrait cameras available, with several zoom and prime lenses. I have a pair of portable studio lights, several backdrops, and a set of reflectors for shooting on-location.

Oh—and the name? It comes from a favorite quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson:

"The soul in man is not an organ, but animates and exercises all the organs; is not a function, like the power of memory, of calculation, of comparison, but uses these as hands and feet; is not a faculty, but a light; is not the intellect or the will, but the master of the intellect and the will; is the background of our being, in which they lie, —an immensity not possessed and that cannot be possessed. From within or from behind, a light shines through us upon things, and makes us aware that we are nothing, but the light is all."