About Me


Okay… about me.  Here goes:

I’ve been working as a photographer for almost 15 years… and in the photography field for even longer.  Having been around before the digital-photography boom, I’ve learned the ‘old-school’ techniques of the photo business – but I’m decidedly not an ‘old-school’ studio photographer.  I Prefer natural light and exterior settings to the studio and artificial lighting any day.  I try to work in a photo-journalistic approach… what you see is what you get.  Capture the moments – but don’t try to ‘make’ something more of it in post-processing and photoshop.  All this over-photoshopped stuff that people call “photography” nowadays drives me flippin’ nuts.

In 1998, I moved to Las Vegas, where I worked in various wedding chapels photographing hundreds of weddings. When I moved back to Central Ohio in 2003, I continued working as a wedding photographer for a number of photo studios around the Columbus area.

CandidKama was launched in 2004 and in 2005, I married Marty. Together we now work as a wife-and-husband team during most weddings.  Marty likes to say ‘wife-and-husband’ because he says I am definitely the main shooter… which I am.  😉

I love to travel and I love having a job that helps helps me do that.  Marty grew up near Granville, and we finally moved back out there in an 1850’s farmhouse.  Its great living in the county.  I hope that in the coming years, I will continue to build sets and locations around our property for photo shoots – its an ideal spot for it!

But enough of this… if you really want to get to know me, like me on facebook – or set up a consultation or a photo session!  Hope to meet you soon!