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Hello, thank you for taking the time to visit my website.

My name is JD, I take portraits of people. My goal is to utilize space and lighting well while fostering a genuine connection with my subject to create a timeless and meaningful image. 

Something about people fascinate me, behind every face and emotion is a story to be told. Originally I set out to do finance then realized that people mean more to me than money so I set out to be a counselor. Quickly I realized that talking with people didn't require a counseling degree and I could listen and talk to people with a camera in my hand.

I've been taking portraits full time for 5 years now but have been taking pictures ever since I was wee lad. My work has appeared in Netflix: Abtract: The Art of Design, Austin Monthly, San Antonio Express News, Huffington Post, COSMO Online, Rangefinder Magazine, Austin Fit and more. 

I am thankful to my mentors who have worked along side me and who have taught me about photography, Randal Ford and Marco Grob.