(Updated April 9th, 2018)
Still Photographer & two time Emmy Nominated Photojournalist.
My experience in photography includes covering news events, lifestyle magazine print, fashion, portraits, editorials, landscapes, cityscapes, music concerts, corporate functions, and broadcast television.
I grew up in Nashville, Tennessee, where I developed a deep love for photography, capturing images with both picture stills and videography. I began with my first published magazine print work in late 2014 and by mid 2015, I decided to leave my day job with an espresso machine company to pursue photography, full-time.
In 2016, more professional and creative opportunities in photography presented itself which led me out West to Las Vegas, Nevada, where I currently reside. In Las Vegas, I've covered a variety of news events including the final 2016 Presidential Debates at UNLV to the tragic 1 October Shooting at the Harvest Route 91 Country Music Festival and Mandalay Bay in 2017. I've covered red carpet events and stories as light hearted as Grumpy Cat debuting a replica animatronic at Madame Tusuaud's Museum.
On my personal time, I truly enjoy exploring the outdoors with my camera navigating the desert and getting in between the mountains, the pine trees, and the lakes while teaching myself how to camp so I can spend more time in nature. On the other hand, I also enjoy walking the city to find interesting subjects to photograph.
While I will be periodically updating this site, you can find me posting my work more regularly as I take newer photographs, posting the most recent shots on my Instagram feed. You can find me @GaiChicken www.Instagram.com/GaiChicken.
One final note, to make this site more robust, I will be further curating photos, albums, and descriptions over the next few days.
Thank you for stopping by and taking time to look at the work of photography I've collected over the years which I truly love.
USA Today, Fandango, Yellow Pages, Health Stream, Gannett, The Tennessean (Newspaper), 12th & Broad (Magazine), Nashville Fashion Week, Nashville Humane Association, WannaDo Local, Olia Zavozina Bridal Couture, E! Entertainment, WWE, Vogue Knitting, Commercial Me Now, Path 1 Communications, FOX, FOX5 Vegas, NBC Las Vegas.