Full-time professional (paid work)
Principal Photographer and owner of The Stylish Shutter Portrait Studio www.stylishshutter.com We provide a broad range of photographic services such as family photography, professional head shots, Behind the Scenes (BTS) and promotional stills photography in film, executive portraits, and event photography. I started as an amateur travel photographer in 1969. In 2003 I worked as a sports photographer for the Commonwealth of Virginia Racquetball Association in the United States and opened my professional photography studio in 2007. My current studio space is in a large apartment with high ceilings.
One recent highlight was working as an event photographer for President Obama's visit to Australia. Doing event work is exciting to me because this kind of photography is dynamic. Getting the shot is everything.
I added headshots to my business after arriving in Australia. I love helping actors present their best looks for casting directors. Altruistic as this may sound, this part of my work is most rewarding because my work can help boost careers.