Here I am  with My Dog Roux when he was a puppy. photo by Sharon Mcmahon

Here I am  with My Dog Roux when he was a puppy.
photo by Sharon Mcmahon

... an adventurous traveler and all around nerd. I love to hike with my beagle/cattle dog Roux and best friend/spouse.

I was born in Atlanta, moved around a lot--30 cities and 5 states--and then came back.

After graduating from the Art Institute of Atlanta, I took a job at a small newspaper in south Georgia, where I photographed hospital teas, pecan farmers, and beauty queens.

I photographed a biker funeral, death penalty protests and Ted Bundy while interning with the Associated Press.

While a photographer for two dailies in Florida, I photographed Ronald Reagan, a train derailment and the dedication of a screened-in porch.

An unexpected life turn took me to Vermont where I fell in love with Bernie Sanders and on to Indiana, where I edited photos for a major daily, and nerded out getting a master’s and PhD.

    After teaching photojournalism at colleges and universities in Florida, Indiana and Mississippi, I returned to Atlanta to earn my fifth degree--a Master's of Divinity.

    My passion for storytelling with my camera and my interest in religious diversity led my to the field of wedding photojournalism.

    Me, My Amazing Dog Roux, and my Partner and second shooter, Sharon.

    Me, My Amazing Dog Roux, and my Partner and second shooter, Sharon.

    I have documented weddings large and small, Unitarian and Pagan, indoors and out, Christian and Muslim, in backyards and in churches. The most exotic wedding I have photographed took place in Mexico and was officiated by a Mayan shaman.

    When I'm not photographing weddings, portraits or corporate events, I work on personal photo projects, visit friends in a memory-care home, and volunteer at a recovery center.