About Dave

6-year Air Force veteran

Retired air traffic controller

Visited 42 states and 42 countries

Lived outside US in England, Puerto Rico, Norway

Married 36 years

Two children

Two grand children

Follower of Jesus and practitioner of His word

Member of Georgia Professional Photographers Association

You deserve to be seen and known.  I want to capture your beauty and essence in a fun and relaxing experience.  Because one day, you, your family and friends will cherish the memories the images give them.  

A picture is worth a thousand words, let me write a caption of your life/moment of your life/write your story….

I enjoy getting to know people, and my camera gives me the perfect opportunity to enter their lives for a few moments.  I would love the opportunity to see you through my lens and capture the “you” that deserves to be seen.

Rodeo photography has been very good to me but most of those shots are taken from a distance, and I have very little relationship with my clients.  Studio photography allows me to invite myself into people’s lives for a few minutes where I have the opportunity to capture the person behind the face.

Whatever is in front of my camera is the most important thing to me at that moment.  Whether it’s a rodeo cowboy, a black bear, or you.  I would truly enjoy focusing on you and capturing your story through a studio session.

Everyone deserves to be seen.  Allow me the honor of seeing you through my lens so that others may have the opportunity to see the true you. 


Pickens County Chamber of Commerce

Professional Cowboy Association

International Professional Rodeo Association

Southeastern Professional Rodeo Association

Georgia Professional Photographers Association

"My desire is to preserve and promote the rodeo and western lifestyle by capturing the moments that most people don’t get to see."

—Dave McKissick

"In the same way, let your light shine before others,
so that they may see your good works
and give glory to your Father who is in heaven."

—Matthew 5:16

Favorite Quotes

- Never waste a good panic!

- Who will you be when you wake up one day and can no longer do what you love?

- I'd rather be an hour early than 1 minute late!


Pat Page

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"Dave is one of the most personal and professional photographers I have ever met. Very engaging, good listener, and attentive to details. He has a heart to serve people and knows how to capture the heart and soul of his subjects."

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