I sucked it in as much as I could for this picture and made myself laugh as a result. I worked in internet marketing and analytics for 9 years before I pursued photography full time. I enjoy 3-hour movies, billiards, and video games with stories that make me cry. I picked up my first digital camera in 2007 and I fell in love with capturing photos of people. The instant gratification of making people happy through my photographs is what fuels me to grow and master my craft. I see the industry as a hospitality business, because in the end, making people happy is what makes me most happy.