Following high school, I took a year off to figure out what the hell I wanted to do. I jumped around from crappy job to crappy job, until I decided to enroll in a local college studying business management. I was in that program for a year, when I decided to switch to environmental biology - wanting to better the world or something. I don't do algebra, so that ended quickly. I transferred to West Virginia University, where I studied News-Editorial Journalism and that is when I first picked up a camera. I learned to shoot on a 35mm Canon AE-1 film camera. I started working for the school’s newspaper, The Daily Athenaeum, where I found my love for photojournalism. There is no better job in the world then telling stories through photographs.
After graduating in 2008, I bounced around the state taking staff positions as a photojournalist. I left the newspaper business when I took a job as the photo director for a publishing company in Maryland while living in Shepherdstown, WV, until my wife, Christine, and I had our daughter, Juniper in 2014. We wanted to move closer to family and buy a farm. So we moved back to Fayetteville, WV, where we bought a 42-acre farm in town. After working in both the newspaper and magazine businesses, I finally found my niche. There is nothing greater than having the responsibility of documenting two lovers' incredible day. I take it very seriously. Despite taking what I do wholeheartedly, I like to think I'm pretty chill and easy to get along with. I know my past clients can attest to that. I capture real moments by letting you be you and me be me. You now have a little background on me, let’s talk about you. Hit me up and let’s chat.
// Based in Fayetteville, Chris works as a documentary wedding photographer in the Appalachian and Mid-Atlantic regions. With a solid background in photojournalism, he captures natural, timeless images which blend fine art visuals with keen story-telling. Chris’ wedding work has been featured in WV Weddings and Bliss Bridal. His editorial and sports work has appeared in numerous dailies including the New York Times, USA Today and the Washington Post and magazines including Sports Illustrated, ESPN and Oxford American. Chris is a true Appalachian, an avid cyclist, farmer and enjoys spending time with his family.\\