Thanks for taking a picture of me Jana! You are amazing!



Well, it's me of course! Hi, I'm Scott, just an ordinary guy who loves life and all the little nuances that it brings! Simply put, I'm a father to a wonderful son, a husband to a beautiful wife, and an amateur photographer who enjoys looking at the world through a piece of glass! I took up photography a couple of years ago, after having gastric bypass surgery. Since 12/07, I have lost 180 pounds, but found a real passion for documenting life with my camera. I could say that the big names out there have inspired me, and they have, But my true inspiration comes from the people I meet everyday who share the same thoughts and zeal I have for photography. We are truly blessed with some really great photographers around Nashville. So, what are you waiting for.... ...grab a camera, snap some pics, and enjoy life to the fullest!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Stepping out…

…of my comfort zone that is!

The comfort zone is a behavioral state within which a person operates in an anxiety-neutral condition, using a limited set of behaviors to deliver a steady level of performance, usually without a sense of risk (Alasdair A. K. White "From Comfort Zone to Performance Management.

That’s what I did recently at the Walk From Obesity.  Normally I would just take pictures behind the scenes.  I guess my nephew said it best when he described me a camera carrying sniper, never knowing when I would jump out from behind a tree and said…”gotcha!”

Summer birthdays-65

Well, at the Walk this last week, I decided to step out from behind that tree figuratively.  I put myself out there for different people and groups.  If they wanted a group shot, or a portrait shot, I was there.  Now of course, I did this all free of charge.  I’m not to the point that I want to charge, I don’t feel like I’m that good yet!


Paul Cart

But what a feeling it was to make myself available!  To say, “Here I am, follow the skinny bald guy with the camera”.  It was weird, but exhilarating at the same time. 

Team Vandy

The Weigh

Just another plus to losing weight!  What else can I say?  If I had not lost weight, I probably would still be behind that tree waiting to pull the trigger and shoot ya! 

Have a great day!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Been a while!

Yeah, it’s been quite a while since I visited my old friend here. My dad even said I better attend to Bald-Is-Beautiful, or he was going to stop reading! What’s up with that?

duck 1

You know, this blog has been a very good partner in my weight loss journey. It has been there for the good times and the bad. It never pointed fingers when I put a little weight back on. Not once did B-I-B laugh at me and say “I told ya!” So, why have I forsaken thee?

Lunch Bunch Aug 2009-7

LIFE! That’s the answer, LIFE! Capital letters and all…LIFE! You see, since I have had my weight loss surgery, I have been presented with a new beginning. A do over if you will. A chance to do all things that I never could.

Bells Bend Sunrise

My wife and I have been married for 13 years. In that time, we went on a few vacations. Granted, most of them were in state. In fact, all of them were in state except for 1! This year alone, we have been to Florida and Texas on family vacations. We have remodeled our house from top to bottom. We’ve been able to do things that I never would have even attempted before. This brings me to an idea I want to share.

fisherman at sunrise

I’m thinking of taking Bald-Is-Beautiful in a new direction. B-I-B will always be my baby, my outlet for me and me alone. But B-I-B will start to change over the next few months. I am seriously thinking of trying my hand a professional photography. Don’t laugh at me, not just yet anyway.


In the past several years, I have really gotten into taking photos. I love the thrill of chasing the light, looking for that one shot that just makes it all worth while. And I think I’ve done pretty good at finding them. I have several people in my life that keep urging me in this direction. Not pushing me mind you, just urging me to take a serious look at it.

sunrise 3

I have 2 or 3 photo shoots set up right now for very dear friends. They want me , can you believe that, to shoot their family portraits. So, we will see what happens with them, and then go on from there!

saturday morn shopping

You can take this to the bank though (this is for my Dad and FIL)…I won’t be quitting my day job any time soon!


BIB Photography is just another chapter in my life. Or better yet…another road in my “Journey of Extreme Proportions”!


C Ya!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Walk From Obesity 2009