Portrait Photographer

Chef Craig Richards of St. Cecilia Homemade Pasta

This week I had the privilege of photographing Chef Craig Richards of St. Cecilia in his beautiful home kitchen. The two dishes photographed here are St. Cecilia Kitchen Artichoke Ravioli and Cacio e Pepe, using the same base recipe for the pasta dough. Check out the full AJC cover story and recipes here.

Twisted Soul Cookhouse & Pours

One of my favorite parts of the job is revisiting a restaurant years after I've shot the first look to find them booming with success! One such restaurant I've had the pleasure of shooting again was Twisted Soul Cookhouse & Pours in West Midtown. Chef Deborah VanTrece and her team of ladies are featured this month by the James Beard Foundation in the Cast Iron Chronicles. Take a look at some of their cocktails (with fresh juices and vegetables) and their stunning dishes-

Colorful Portraits

I've been experimenting more with color schemes lately, which led to the creation of this mini-series of portraits. This was also a retouching exercise- these photos are of my lovely roommates, taken in our kitchen against a blank patch of wall.

First Magazine Cover

For a collaborative project at school, my photography class partnered with writers and a couple graphic designers to create first edition of THOM, a semi-annual magazine for the Thomasville Center of the Arts. As a group we spent two weekends traveling to the town of Thomasville, getting to know the area and the people. I was chosen to photograph the story spotlighting one of the locals, Charlie Whitney. As a great surprise at the end, one of the photographs that I had taken at his home was chosen for the cover of the magazine as well! It is my first magazine cover in print.