We are a husband and wife duo. Well not really. We're technically not married yet but we've been together since 2003 so that counts right? We are 100% self taught. Along with photography, we also sell/design book covers, create and sell digital backgrounds and overlays for other photographers/digital artists, and mentor other inspiring artists.
We've probably already talked on the phone or have emailed a bit back and forth but I thought that I would tell you a little more about myself. I am an Ohio native (GO BUCKEYES!!) and moved to the Myrtle Beach area in the summer of 2003. Right after moving here I met my ♥ Nealy ♥ and we've been together ever since. My passion for photography happened quite by accident really. Neal gave me my first digital camera and a copy of Photoshop in 2004 and well. That's all she wrote folks. I was obsessed! I can't imagine doing anything else with my life. I truly love what I do. On a more personal note. I love everything chocolate. Coffee is life. Pears are disgusting (it's not the taste, it's the texture). Autumn is the best, all other seasons are just okay. I love living at the beach but a part of me longs to go back home. I miss country living. I love to travel but don't get to do it nearly as often as I wish. Sunrises have been known to make me cry. Then again, so has a good movie, a good book, commercials, songs, art pieces, and images. Yeah, I cry pretty easily. LOL. Neal says that just means I'm very passionate about a lot of things. I like the way he explains it best. ♥ My family is my world and it blows me away everyday that I am lucky enough to have these awesome people in my life.
(In Nikki's words)
Neal is originally from Rhode Island and moved here when he was 10. He found a love for art at a very young age. From illustrating books to designing t-shirts he has done just about it all. He currently works with 3D programs such as Zbrush, Maya, and 3D Max creating one of a kind digital art pieces. He recently found his passion for photography and is excited to learn everything he can about it. He is a family guy and thinks a perfect day is any day he can spend time with us. He also thinks coffee is life but a good glass of wine is a close second. Sushi is his favorite and he has to have it at least once a week to feel alive. He never passes an art gallery without going in or at least peeking through the window to see what they have. .
(In Nikki's words)
Ivy is our 14 year old spunky, funny, beautiful daughter. She loves her family and friends, and seems to be growing up much faster than either of us would like her to. She is an amazing artist and when she is not on the computer or hanging out with her friends you will find her drawing something awesome. She loves donuts and cookies but hates anything with frosting. She prefers cats over dogs (shhhh don't tell Beanie that) and dreams of one day visiting NYC and Paris. She wants to be a veterinarian when she grows up or a marine biologist.
Beanie (our Chi) just loves getting his picture taken and will pose instantly when he see the camera. He and Mittens (our kitty) are in love. They are pretty much together all the time. She spends most of her time grooming him and he spends most of his time trying to have an interspecies family with her....