Executive portrait and alternative portrait of the fantastic Leah Taylor.

At the Book Mill in Montague, MA we all wore white t-shirts and jeans and photographed some interesting fashion images. I loved the sun pouring out of this window.


Another approach to food photography...


Mac Dad Morgan - Charlemont, MA - Berkshire East

At Berkshire East Ski Resort, I had the pleasure to photograph Morgan. He manages the tuning shop at Berkshire East and was willing to take a little bit of time to take a portrait. He handcrafted these skis himself. Thanks Morgan!

electric red

I had a blast with this particular shoot because it was fun to bring in a bigger prop for the commercial studio. This is Dylan's vintage Raleigh street bicycle that I photographed for a still life.


Critique with Gregory Heisler

Hallmark students are currently nearing the end of Phase 3 and their work is being critiqued by instructors. The critique class is definitely a great way for the instructors to get a feel for the student's body of work and for the students to get some critical feedback and suggestions. My first critique was with Gregory Heisler, and I learned a ton by sitting with him and talking about my work. Heisler is an expert at lighting, so it was so much help having him look over my portfolio. Our instructor John Nordell captured the process. Please check out the photo here: 


Promotional Piece

This promotional piece was created towards the beginning of my time here at Hallmark, so I used a photo previously shot in Lubbock. I love the organic feel to it and the color palette.

New England's Fall

Awhile back I asked my friend, Jeff, to model right outside of school because the light was killer. I definitely miss the fall colors and lack of snow...

Food Photography

Here is my first attempt at photographing food. It is much more involved than you think, yet so much fun to shoot! The key is to keep the food looking fresh and edible. Practice, practice, practice!



Gregory Heisler and David Turner put on a Q-Lights class for a day, and we walked around campus and outside to produce some dramatically-lit images.

Published in The Recorder

At Hallmark, students are randomly selected and featured weekly in Greenfield's The Recorder newspaper. I was thrilled to be this week's student!

Environmental Still Life

Studio or on location? This particular image was made in the studio. I'm loving the 4x5 cameras and working in the commercial studio.

High Key



Considering fashion/editorial photography...so many choices.



In the commercial studio we learned how to properly light glassware. I had several successes until I broke one glass from CB2; however, it made for an interesting image.

Business & Alternative

Our assignment was to shoot a professional PR image for our client and then provide an alternative image that tells a story about the individual. Scott in an avid camper and we actually pitched a tent inside the portrait studio to achieve the alternative image.

Phase I Final Portfolio

cool on warm / warm on warm
 b + w head shot
 environmental portrait
 portrait implying motion
 product on location
 portrait on location
 hand portrait

Here is my Phase I final portfolio! Enjoy!


Warm & Cool

Color : red, blue, purple, yellow, green, orange...the list goes on. Have you ever considered putting warm tones together or cool tones together? Or perhaps cool on cool or warm on warm? Try it! Your colors will pop!


Salem, MA

During the month of October, Salem is definitely a place to visit because it's Halloween all month. In fact, it's Halloween all year there, but particularly in October it gets very kooky and festive. I was always fascinated with the Salem Witch Trials when I was younger, and it was interesting to see the memorials and how the town has evolved since. 

 Mock witch trial starting on the cobble stone streets leading to the courthouse.