We are located in Lake Mary, Florida. You can either come to us, or we can travel to you (travel costs will be applied if outside Seminole County, Florida).

I am the photographer and videographer for Crossings Community Church in Sanford, Florida. Come see me behind the cameras on any given Sunday morning service.

I also occasionally offer my services via charitable donation to Chance2Dance. This all inclusive dance company is located in Maitland, Florida.

Our camera equipment includes:
  • Canon EOS R5
    Our primary camera. Plenty of megapixels and speed make this a great camera for any event. Works well in low light and can capture very fast moving subjects. The outstanding eye-detection and in body image stabilization ensure that every shot will be a good one.

  • Canon EOS R
    Our backup camera. Not as quick as the R5, but delivers outstanding images.

  • DJI Mavic Air
    Our drone for aerial photography and 4K videos.

  • GoPro Hero 9
    Our action camera for creating videos during outdoor activity and for much of our vlogging content.

Our lens collection includes:
  • Canon RF 15-35 f/2.8
    Excellent wide-angle coverage that is perfect for both photos and video (especially in 4K crop).

  • Canon RF 24-70 f/2.8
    An all-around great lens to have, this is primarily used for events where zoom is a must.

  • Canon RF 70-200 f/2.8
    No wedding photographer's collection could be complete without this lens. Used for situations where light is low but you can't get physically too close to the subject.

  • Canon RF 50 f/1.2
    The craziest sharpest lens in the kit (so far). Completely melts away even the most stubborn background.

  • Samyang RF 14 f/2.8
    Comes in handy for gimbal shots where an extra wide angle of view is needed.

  • Canon RF 24-240 f/4-6.3
    Our travel lens. Surprisingly sharp and an amazing 10x optical zoom.

  • Canon RF 35 f/1.8
    This lens is perfect for use on the Moza Air gimbal as well as extreme low-light situations. Crisp and light weight, it's great for groups of people at parties/events.

  • Canon RF 600 f/11
    A telephoto prime with a fixed f/11 aperture. This lens is great for wildlife and sports, but requires ample light to produce quality images.

  • Canon RF 50 f/1.8
    Another travel lens. Not nearly as sharp as the f/1.2 mentioned above. But it is small, light and compact.

  • Canon FL 50mm f/1.8
    This is a vintage lens first introduced in 1966. The copy I have is in pristine condition and I use an adapter to mount it onto my Canon mirrorless camera. This one holds special interest to me as that's the year I was born. Mine came mounted on it's matching body, the FT QL (also in pristine condition), but the body is used solely as a decoration on my trophy shelf.

  • Canon FL 50mm f/1.4
    This is a vintage lens also from circa 1966. As with the lens above, this one is in nearly pristine condition (only fault I can find is that the lens cap is a bit loose and often falls off easily). Unlike the f/1.8 sister lens above, this one is very soft wide open and remains soft until stopped down to f/2.8 where it is tack sharp and loaded with contrast. Both lenses are fantastic for color and are very easy to manually focus thanks to the excellently dampened focus rings. I bought this lens just to have in my collection, I don't expect to use it very often.

  • Sigma DG 150-500 f/5-6.3 OS HSM
    We combine this lens with a couple of 2x extenders to make it a 2000mm lens for lunar photography.

Other equipment:
  • Neewer Vision5 400W TTL
    These battery powered strobes allow for excellent lighting indoors and outdoors. Completely portable and long lasting, makes it a snap to travel to location for any shooting need.

  • Atomos Ninja V External 4K Recorder
    Digital cameras are limited to a total recording time of 30 minutes in one take. That's not to say that you can't record more time on the card, but no single clip can exceed 30 minutes. For this reason we us an external recorder for situations where a single recording will exceed 30 minutes.

  • Yongnuo YN-685
    An upgraded version of the popular speedlite, works great with the Canon R5 when mounted to the camera in E-TTL mode. And also works great when paired with the YN-622C to mount remotely to a beauty dish with it's built-in wireless capabilities.

  • Yongnuo YN-568EX II
    These flash units are great for portability and where lighting doesn't need to be the brightest. We use transmitter/receiver units in combination with several units to obtain great lighting effects.

  • Yongnuo YN-622C-TX and YN-622C
    This set of transmitter and receivers go hand-in-hand with the Yongnuo flash units so that you can have remote flash instead of mounted directly to the camera.

  • Moza Aircross 2 Handheld Gimbal
    This device allows us to use the cameras for cinema without the risk of the video being improperly level. Motion is no problem as it electronically adjusts to any movement and keeps the camera as steady as if it were mounted on a tripod.

  • Movo WMX-1-DUO 2.4GHz Dual Wireless Lavalier Microphone System
    With these wireless microphones, we can be in the distance and out of the way, but still capture the important speech for things like wedding ceremonies or speaking engagements.

  • Fifine K025 20-Channel Wireless Handheld Microphone
    This is much like the kind of microphone you see at many events. It can be handheld or mounted to a microphone stand.

  • Takstar SGC-598 Interview Microphone
    With this hot shoe mounted microphone we can capture your event with better sound quality while positioned on a tripod than the standard built-in microphone of the camera.

  • Tascam DR-60DMKII 4-Channel Portable Audio Recorder
    Using this sound mixer we can have several audio sources merged into one clean output for your videos.

  • Tascam DR-07X Stereo Handheld Digital Audio Recorder
    There are times when we can't record audio at the same time we're filming video. When that happens we rely on an external audio recording device. We then blend that audio with the video in post processing.

Of course, to carry all this gear around, you need quality bags:
  • Neewer Waterproof Hard Case
    This is our smaller case we use to transport just one camera, a couple of lenses, and a flash unit. Mostly for quick jobs.

  • AxiGear Waterproof Hard Case
    This is our on-the-go video travel case. Equipped to hold two digital cameras with lenses attached along with all the goodies needed for a video shoot. Plenty of room and solid as a rock.

  • Neewer Photo Studio Equipment Carry Bag
    This thing is just awesome. Holds several light stands, tripods, muslin supports, folded muslins, even the camera gear (if there's enough space after all that stuff is crammed in). Good thing it's on wheels because all that gear gets mighty heavy!

Our software includes:
  • Adobe Lightroom Classic
    For the most part, this is the only software we'll need for your project. We shoot all our stills in RAW format and then edit/process them with this software.

  • Luminar
    For those times when additional touches are requested, we can enhance your photo with skies, portrait touches, enhanced colors, and many other features.

  • Corel PaintShop Pro
    There are times when the above mentioned software cannot do it all, and when that happens we pull out the big guns. This software allows us to make major edits to your photos that would not be easy, or sometimes possible, with other software.

  • Corel ParticleShop
    This plugin for PaintShop Pro allows us to add special effects to images, most useful for specialty sports banners.

  • Wondershare Filmora
    This software allows us to create your custom video. It's quick and offers stellar output with some of the most advanced transitions and special effects available today.

  • FxHome PhotoKey
    This software allows us to shoot in green screen and then substitute with a background of our choosing.

  • Aurigma Green Screen Wizard
    Much like PhotoKey, this software is used to substitute a green or blue background with another of our choosing. Both of these applications have their pros and cons and we use whichever fits the need at the time.

Cameras I've Owned (or still own)
DxO Rating 95 90 89 91 85 82 68 65 60 50
Imaging 87 78 81 78 75 71 55 53 47 45
Megapixels 45 20 30 30 26 20 20 18 8 6
Max ISO 51200 102400 40000 25600 40000 25600 12800 6400 1600 1600
Focus Points 5940 6072 5655 41 45 19 19 1 1 1
Sensor ff ff ff ff ff ff aps-c aps-c aps-c aps-c
Color Depth 25.3 24.2 24.5 24.8 24.4 23.8 22.5 22.1 21.8 20.4
Dynamic Range 14.6 14.3 13.5 13.6 11.9 12.1 11.6 11.5 10.8 10.3
Low Light ISO 3042 3394 2742 2995 2862 2340 926 793 637 529
Servo FPS 12 12 5 4 4 3 4 3 3 3
Raw Buffer 50 100 30 19 21 17 14 3 n/a 3
Year Purchased 2021 2021 2019 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2006 2004
Purchase Price $3900 $2500 $1900 $3500 $1600 $1500 $1100 $800 $900 $1300
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