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About Nick

I’m a true introvert, which suits my preference for photographing just about anything besides people. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy taking photos of my family, but outside of that my preference is to be out shooting an early morning sunrise or a serene mountain stream.

I have lived in Tennessee all my life. I grew up in Lake City, which is now known as Rocky Top (you’ll always be Lake City to me). I spent my college years at Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville, where I earned my BS in Civil Engineering in 2003. Since graduation, I have lived and worked in Knoxville.

Photography is just one of my many hats. During the week, you’ll find me using my professional training at MBI Companies where I serve as a Principal in our structural engineering department and as Chairman of our Board of Directors. I have had the privilege of working at MBI Companies since 2003.

On Sunday mornings, I volunteer at OneLife Church as a video director on the production team. I have been volunteering in various roles on the production team since 2012.

My most import hat is being a husband and a daddy. I married my best friend, Lisa, back in 2006. Since then we’ve managed to add three kids, Anna, Nathan, and Brantley, and two dogs, George and Sam, to make up our family. There’s never a dull moment in our house.

My relationship with photography started for me during college. I would go on various hikes in the Smoky Mountains and would try to capture the scenery with a cheap point and shoot camera. Once out of college and making some money, I invested in my first digital SLR in hopes of easing the learning curve. Being self-taught, I quickly learned to take lots of photos and learned a lot about what not to do.

In recent years, I have been offering limited commercial photography services to architects, interior designers, contractors, and real estate developers. However, my passion for photography always reverts back to landscapes and the mountains, as it offers the opportunity for me to checkout from the everyday grind and be able to focus on God's amazing creation.  This is how I truly recharge.

"I'd rather be in the mountains thinking of God than in church thinking about the mountains."

-John Muir

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