Being a native of North Carolina, I am so fortunate to have such a beautiful, versatile state to explore and photograph. However, my heart belongs to the coast, with it's deep heritage and pride of it's people. I love to capture the essence of the old shrimpers, scallop boats, and oyster crafts. It is a way of living that seems to be fading away, along with the wildlife and bounties of the sea. With that being said, I still venture out in the early mornings to see what the sunrise will show me!