My Life

Walking Around Connects To My Environment More Than Driving Does

November 14, 2014

Walking around connects to my environment more than driving does, this short video is about how after buying a car I miss that connection.

Sam Abell Presentation “The Photographic Life,” About His Life And Work

October 7, 2014

Sam Abell presentation “The Photographic Life,” was a fantastic talk about his life and work that I learned so much from.

Entertainment Makes Us Live Passively And Miss Out On Real Adventures

March 26, 2014

Entertainment, when consumed a lot, causes us to live our brief lives passively and give up the adventures we could have had.

Sam and Nia Rader Lip-Sync Of “Love Is An Open Door” Goes Super Viral

March 13, 2014

Sam and Nia Rader, my brother and sister-in-law, made a super viral video of them lip-syncing to Disney’s “Love Is An Open Door”!

DFW Photo Expo 2013 Was Engaging, Educational, and Inspiring

November 16, 2013

DFW Photo Expo 2013 was engaging, educational, and inspiring with several great speakers that taught me a lot about photography.

Dallas Professional Photographers Association Speaker Hiram Trillo

June 13, 2013

Dallas Professional Photographers Association keynote speaker for June 13, 2013, was the award-winning wedding photographer Hiram Trillo.

Cindy Sherman, A Retrospective At The Dallas Museum of Art

April 12, 2013

Cindy Sherman, A Retrospective At The Dallas Museum of Art was incredible photography exhibit that surveyed her greatest works.

Masterpiece Mosaic Collaborative Art Of Dallas By Lakewood Elementary

May 21, 2012

This masterpiece mosaic collaborative art based on my photo of the Dallas skyline was made by the kids at Lakewood Elementary for an auction.

Rebranding And Renaming My Photography Company To Be My Name

October 11, 2011

I’m rebranding and renaming my photography company to be my name after getting great advice from a high-end professional photographer.

Life Is An Adventure When You Enjoy Every Day With People You Love

June 1, 2011

Life is an adventure when you learn to enjoy every day with the people you love instead of solely focusing on achieving selfish big dreams.

My First Year In Dallas Brought Many Changes To My Life And Career

April 27, 2011

My first year in Dallas brought far more changes to my life and career than I ever imagine it would and I’m very optimistic about the future.

I Like the Night And Its Mysterious Beauty Of Darkness And Calm

April 8, 2011

I like the night, there’s something beautifully mysterious about it to me; it’s blackness, stillness, coldness, and quietness.

Life Sucks The Life Out Of Me Sometimes But I Keep Moving Forward

March 25, 2011

Life sucks the life out of me sometimes when I experience or see painful situations, but I don’t stay down, I get up and keep moving forward.

Splashing In Puddles As A Child Demonstrated My Love Of Adventure

March 18, 2011

Splashing in puddles was something I really enjoyed doing as a child, I truly believe that was an early indicator of my love for adventure.

We Are All Broken, It’s Time We Give Eachother Grace

February 23, 2011

We are all broken, as individuals and as a people. It’s time we work on ourselves while extending grace to others around us.

Dallas Has Been Really Cold And Icy For The Past Few Days

February 3, 2011

Dallas has been so cold and icy these past few days, I had been wanting to go out and take photos but he icy roads held me back.

We Neglect Our Talents When We Start To Compare Ourselves To Others

January 21, 2011

Neglect of our talents and passions is the end result when we start comparing ourselves to others and forget to focus on our own path.

The Last Sunset Of 2010 Brings To An End A Decade Of Constant Change

January 1, 2011

The last sunset of 2010 brings to an end a tumultuous decade characterized by constant change and growing up as I leave my 20s behind.

My Honda Element Is Finally Paid Off! My First Time Paying Off A Car

December 29, 2010

My Honda Element is finally paid off! I’m so excited because this is the first time I have fully paid off a car and I love this car so much!

Heroin Paraphernalia Found While Urban Exploring An Abandoned House

December 1, 2010

Heroin paraphernalia in a Jack Daniel’s tin can I found while urban exploring a small abandoned house in a rural area of East Texas.