Photo credit:  Oksana Peery Photography @ www.oksanapeery.com

 

BEHIND THE LENS

I'm horrible at writing about myself, but I want my clients to know who I am and where I've been.

I was born and raised in Wentzville, Missouri.  Most of my family is still centered around St. Louis. 

I went to the University of Central Missouri (or as it was known then, Central Missouri State University) and graduated in 2003 with a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice. 

I joined the U.S. Army shortly after college graduation.  I was stationed near Mainz, Germany for my first 2 years.  I wish I had been a photographer then.  Rolling vineyards and ancient Roman towers painted the area I lived in.  I spent my last 3 years stationed at Ft. Riley, Kansas.  I met my wife Becca while stationed there.  She was studying at Kansas State University to be a Speech Language Pathologist. 

I left the Army and followed my wife to the Emerald Coast of Florida where I became a Police Officer for the City of Ft. Walton Beach.  Being a Police Officer is what God made me to be.

I got my first DSLR (camera) in 2013 when we were expecting our first child, my son Caleb.  I haven't been able to put it down since.  We recently had our second son, Colton!

My passion is in family portraiture.  I have the perfect background here for it, beautiful Navarre Beach.

I hope you'll entrust me to capture your families memories and thank you for viewing my site.