I've been doing a lot of "market research" on internet dating, and
it seems like it's a good way to provide a laundry list of reasons
not to meet someone. Bumping into someone in real life gives you an
opportunity to see if there is a spark, and if there is, then
things like the wrong kind of pet or the wrong education level
simply don't matter.
So here's my bare-bones profile. Think of it as a brief first
encounter, where you leave knowing a few facts, but are intrigued
to learn more.
I'm passionate about life...you'll see that as soon as we run into
each other. You'll see the warm smile I carry everywhere, how my
heart radiates love and light into the world, and how friendly,
accommodating, and confident I am.
I'm funny too. I made you laugh probably within the first 30
seconds of knowing you. When I touched you on the arm casually, you
noticed, and maybe it even tingled a little.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm a photographer mostly full time these days, and moving away
from my old web design gig. I photograph people, mostly, including
high school seniors, professional headshots, model shoots, creative
and fantasy portraiture, families and even have a couple weddings
this summer. Additionally, I teach photography workshops in a
couple groups I run through Meetup.com.
I’m really good at
I'm really good at making people feel comfortable and welcome.
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm tall and have a great smile.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I don't get to read as much as I like because I usually have my
face buried in the computer most of the day and need time for my
eyes to rest a bit. I did read The Book Thief recently, which was
amazing. I also typically enjoy lighter fare, ala Harry Potter. One
of my favorite stories is Holes, which I discovered while teaching
a special needs student to read a few years ago.
Breaking Bad was perfect. Star Wars: The Clone Wars is actually
really well done. Old favorites are The Office, Seinfeld, and
I love music of all kinds. My latest go-to has been the 90's pop
station on Pandora. I have to "thumbs-down" all boy bands, though.
Some things just don't improve with age.
Indian food, Thai and Pho are favorites (especially if said pho
goes light on the msg). I just discovered honey Greek yogurt mixed
with chia seeds...heaven! (sing that out loud in an angelic voice)
The six things I could never do without
Yeah, this section is a freebie.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
I've been spending a lot of time thinking about love and
relationships and the next steps I should take to make my dreams
come true in regards to relationships, career, fitness, and other
On a typical Friday night I am
It depends on the night. I went through a downtown bar phase last
summer with some friends and am still not ready to go back...it's
so draining! I prefer quieter venues with live music. Sometimes I
work on photos and watch Shark Tank. Other times I go for a moonlit
hike or some other contemplative and quiet thing to do, solo or
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm an open book in most regards.
You should message me if
you'd like to learn more about me, are positive and happy, and
enjoy laughter and lots of fun. If you know what a 50mm f/1.8 is,
you get bonus points!