My Oregon license plate says it all... "B-YRSELF".
When not behind the camera, or exploring coffee shops with my computer, I get to be a loving husband and parent to five kids (six counting me) all with the help of my AMAZING Kiwi (New Zealander) wife Cathy.
I LOVE TO TRAVEL. Sometimes with bike, mostly by car, but ALWAYS with camera, computer and/or journal to record my thoughts and visions. A self-made entrepreneur, I THRIVE with my obsession to be organized. Not a common right-brainer trait, but the way I see it - The more I can use my left-brain functions to manage my right, the more time I have left to create at my leisure.
I am a free Spirit that needs all things are in order so that I can just let go and BE present while with my family or away from home. I love to meet people and tend to fully immerse in a culture when I visit.
In 2013 I arrived for a shoot in Kenya with JUST enough cash reserved for a bucket-list Safari. "Have-to's, before want-to's", The first 10-days were planned to serve my client, the last three days for ME and my bucket-list Safari. By day two, I had emptied my pockets for the cause I was there to serve. It was all-too-easy to part with my once-coveted cash to serve a future for thousands, than my own desire to see exotic animals. I will be back!
My wife lovingly refers to me as Curious George, Google-boy or (eyes rolling) - Cliff (from Cheers) . I much prefer my neologism - Gratitudaholic - Enough so that I own the domain - www.gratitudaholic.com.
If you're looking for a snapshot that just shows what you look like, then you'll save money (on the first session) by shopping for cheap. If you want an authentic portrayal of who you really are... I'd love to be "your guy", and honored to serve you the culmination of my discoveries. (AND consult with you to find ways it can attract you more clicks)