Photo taken by Clay McAndrews

Photo taken by Clay McAndrews

A little bit about me

I studied photography + fine arts at Watkins Art Institute in Nashville TN., and spent 15 years as a photographer + singer in a rock'n'roll band in Nashville and Chicago. A passion for portrait photography and nature lead me back to my my hometown of Jackson MI, where I happily reside with my family.

I subscribe to a "California style" of portrait photography, relying on nature’s light and landscape. Although, on occasion, I like to shoot in my studio for more dramatic, stylized portraits; but to me, there is nothing quite like the natural light and fresh air of the outdoors. Photography is a documentation of life, and all that is important to you.  Families, individuals, babies, the principles are all the same. I believe we are best documented in a setting that is real.

As a photographer who shoots in the midwest, I embrace the ever-changing seasons. I shoot outdoors all year round; spring, summer, fall, and yes… winter too!