5 Fun Facts


I recently came across another photographer’s blog that shared her fun facts about herself and thought it would be fun to pass along some of those to my followers. So here are 5 interesting facts of me that could provide an inside to my curious personality.


Starting at the beginning, I was born in Seville, Spain in the military hospital of San Paolo. My dad was a firefighter in the USAF and my mother was Spanish. My family is divided between two continents and I’m pulled in both directions but feel more at home on road.


Yes, that right… I was called by a girl’s name while in the USAF for 20 years. While not my given name by far, it’s a shorten version of my CB handle “The Dixie Kid”. Then it just stuck as a moniker for an easy to remember name.


In creating a marketing campaign for our wedding business, I wore my wife’s wedding gown during a photo shoot . The main purpose to show my funny side for fabulous brides that are looking for a “out of the box” photographer. I don’t shy away that fact and use the image in my presentation so no one in the room will forget me.


Traveling the world opens your palette to local cuisine and there are many a favorites I enjoy. Shortly after arriving in Italy, I was lead down the path to try “prosciutto e melone” and I was hooked ever since. Now I still love spanish “jamón” but the combination of prosciutto from San Danielle with juicy ripe cantaloupes are a special treat any day.


Most of my studies occurred in Spain, and spent two years in school in North Carolina where I played soccer for Scotland High School in Laurinburg. I wasn’t a great athlete but good enough to receive a partial scholarship at Virginia Intermont College. Financial unable to attend, I decided the USAF was the best course of action for education. Of course, I decided to stay for 20 years and retire during which I was fortunate to attend Syracuse University.

There you have it, fun facts about me and hope you enjoyed it. Love to hear your comments below or maybe next time you see me at my favorite coffee shop. Darn it! Did I mention I love coffee and drink it all day?