SPM Photography wouldn't be possible without the support and upbringing that has surrounded me throughout my life.

My dad returned to Boston from the Vietnam War with a Purple Heart. Without sufficient funds to reach the coast California he moved to Sanibel Island in 1969, where I was later raised in a cottage built in 1901 that he purchased in 1974 for $1. My Dad cut the home into three pieces and rode it on a flat bed truck from Captiva Island to Sanibel Island. He established his own business as a handy man and residential caretaker on the islands when I was a kid. As his client list grew, he began watching several homes for the part time residents of Sanibel and Captiva Island.

My mom, the oldest of eight children, was born in Buffalo, NY. She earned her under graduate degree in pre-med biology in 1973 from Canisius College in Buffalo. Unable to afford med school at that time, she's since successfully juggled being a sign painter, insurance agent, financial planner, decorative painter, Mary Kay consultant, Zonta member and office administrator with Ask for Buzz (my dad's business).

Growing up in our home on the island, attending the Sanibel School and roaming around the geography of the islands since I was a kid helped me develop a strong relationship with the outdoors at an early age. As I matured I became more aware of nature's constant role in balancing my spiritual and creative life. My intense appreciation and comfort level for nature and the island lifestyle I had become accustomed to greatly influenced me when I was faced with the decision to move away for college. I wanted to live in a location that could offer something similar to the island I grew up on. I chose to attend the University of North Florida in 2007. The coastal environment and conservation land of North Florida offered the most comfortable fit.

I utilized photography and the digital imaging skills I learned every chance I could, internship with Void Magazine (2011), creative director for our advertisement campaigns class with the EPF foundation (2012) and as Photo Editor for the Spinnaker (2012) a prized university newspaper. After graduating, I worked as a photo assistant for several years on commercial photography productions. I started assisting for Paul Figura in 2013, and routinely worked as a photo assistant to Jensen Hande, both award-winning commercial photographers with a combined experience of more than 50 years. During the years I worked as a photo assistant I picked up gigs for national productions, working on shoots for Infinity Car, Chase Banking, Budweiser, Microsoft and Panera Bread. Thank you to those of you who have supported me throughout the years. I'm grateful.

The entrepreneurial environment that played a consistent role in my life gave me confidence when it was time to solely focus on SPM Photography in the spring of 2017. My commitment to delivering an excellent service and a top-of-line creative work product continues to build. My wife Jacquelyn (better half) and our dog Beaux provide business advice and moral support while we work diligently and enthusiastically to improve and fine tune SPM Photography.

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Clients We Work With  

Sagestone Design // Rivercrest Realty Investors 

Reneè Gaddis Interiors // Ficarra Design Associates

Dillman Studio // Gresham Smith // Fraser James Furniture

     DSAE, Inc.  //  Jacksonville Jaguars  //  Boral, Inc.

BBVA Compass  //  Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurants 

Dan Hahn Custom Builders and Sanibel Design Center

Quality Enclosures  //  Turner's Custom Showers & Closets

  RSA Architects  //  Launch Pad  //  One Call Care Management

Butler Law Group  //  Optimist, Inc.  //  Aquifer Media

Hamilton Woodcrafters  //  Preservation Magazine // Designmind

Push Pin Studios  //  Rivercrest Reality Investors

Non - Profits  and  Organizations We Support

Welcoming America  //  HEAL Foundation  //  ASMP Pro Member

AIA Florida-Caribbean  //  AIA Jacksonville

Telvin Smith's Valdosta Game Changer Youth Day

The Heart Gallery of Jacksonville

Beaches Habitat For Humanity

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