I have always loved taking photographs. Even as a child, my first compact film camera was in
constant use. I would wake up early just to go out in my backyard to photograph the morning sun and
the dew on the flowers. Gradually, I worked my way up to a 35mm film camera, and then to a digital
DSLR in more recent years. My love for nature and photography has grown and evolved over the
A native of Baltimore, Maryland, I studied Art Education at Towson University. With an extensive
background in drawing, painting and photography, and ten years of experience as a professional
picture framer, I launched DAJ Designs in 2003 as an outlet to share my photography with others.
Although I have photographed weddings and special corporate events, my lifelong passion is wildlife
and nature photography. There is something about being out with wild creatures or in remote
surroundings that brings to life a part of my soul. My desire is to capture the beauty of nature and be
able to share it with others through my lens... And maybe touch a place in their souls as well.
National Audubon Society
Central Maryland Photography Guild
Carroll County Arts Council
Hanover Arts Guild