My love of photography began when I was only 13 years old. While vacationing with family in Colorado I asked my dad if I could borrow one of his cameras (a Canon AE-1 35mm film camera) so that I could take some pictures too. I kept that camera and continued to be one of the many photographers in my family capturing special moments as my daughter grew up and turned in to a beautiful young woman.

Many times throughout my life I had people tell me that I should really do something with my photography and that I had a special eye - a unique vision that no one else saw except through the end result of the click of a my shutter. Through the love and support of my family and friends, my hobby started becoming a passion - a desire to learn all I could about the technical aspects of being able to truly capture a single second of time in a manner that someone else would see and appreciate the beauty of life around us.

One day I woke up knowing that for me photography was more than a hobby or a passion - that it was my calling and this dream of doing what I love was actually a real possibility. I made a giant leap of faith by quitting my day job, selling my home, and moving 700 miles to the place that always called me back.

Today I know that dreams do come true as I am living mine. Whether it is family portraits, weddings, commercial work, events or fine art - I hope you find what you are looking for while visiting my website.

Welcome to the C-Shelz Family and thank you for dropping by!