Employee David Owens: Photographer, designer, artist, husband, father, but most importantly— a follower of Jesus Christ
David Owens have been doing professional photography since 1998. He began his career as an event and wedding photographer for a local photography studio based in Columbia, MO.
In 2002, he graduated from the University of Missouri with a Bachelors in Fine Art. His emphasis of study was in Photography and Graphic Design. He began doing part-time freelance photography and graphic design in 2002 as David Owens Photography.
From 2006-2008, in addition to doing weddings and other part-time photography, he was employed full-time as the photographer for University of Missouri Health Care. There he served the needs of the University Hospital system, MU School of Medicine, University of Missouri Health Care (UMHC) Public Relations, UMHC Marketing, and UMHC publications. He obtained invaluable experience while working in this position in many facets of photography such as marketing, ads, commercial, publication, public relations, event, and medical photography. Examples of his photography work can be seen in UMHC 2006, 2007 and 2008 Annual Reports, mid-2006 through 2008 UMHC and University Physicians Marketing ads, Summer 2007, Winter 2008 & Fall 2008 ELLIS magazine, UPDate newsletter, internal UMHC publications such as Archives, medical textbooks and University of Missouri School of Medicine publications.
On June 2008, David left UMHC to help launch DO GO LLC full-time. In 2016, DO GO LLC became an S Corporation LLC– one of the companies under the umbrella of DOGO LLC is David Owens Photo-Graphy. At Photo-Graphy, we offer free-lance photography and graphic design. We provide photographic services such as wedding coverage, portraits, headshots, family portraits, baby portraits, event photography, publication photography, commercial photography, real estate photography, fine art, and landscape photography. Some of the graphic design services we provide are logo design, identity design, print design, publication design, packaging design, display design, environmental design, and website design.
David’s education, experience, and constant exploration have expanded his knowledge and artistic skills in Photography, Graphic Design, Environmental Design, and the Fine Arts. His skills are far-ranging and he is always up for a challenge. But more importantly he believe and gives credit to the one who gave him these gifts—God.
David is a Christian striving to work for a Christian company. His beliefs are simple and led by the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He is led by the Bible’s scripture—God’s word, prayer and the leading of the Holy Spirit, and grounds his religious beliefs, rights, and activity in them. Several years back, David realized that he was in need and that he had not let Jesus truly have rule in his life. Without Jesus Christ in his life, he was going nowhere. He had a need, as has all humanity, for a Savior. Since then, he has put his trust in God and is learning to surrender daily to Christ. David desires to acknowledge Christ in all things good. God has redeemed him with his confession, repentance, and submission to Christ and his acceptance of Jesus Christ as his redeemer and Master. Christ has turned his life around for God’s purposes and God has been blessing him and his family continually through all things—in difficulties and the easy.
The Bible says in Matt 7:17-27
“Likewise every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Thus, by their fruit you will recognize them. ‘Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and in your name drive out demons and perform many miracles?’ Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’ “Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.”
“Whoever acknowledges me before men, I will also acknowledge him before my Father in heaven.
So, why Jesus?
Jesus says in John 14:6, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. NO ONE comes to the Father except through me.” Unlike what many may claim, there is only one way to Heaven and that is through and with Jesus Christ, for in I John 2:23 it says “No one who denies the Son has the Father; whoever acknowledges the Son has the Father also.”
The great call of Christ is to present and to boldly proclaim Jesus Christ. It would be wrong of anyone following Christ not to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It would be wrong of David to say that he follows Christ and does not try to spread the love, the joy, and the good news of salvation that is found in Christ Jesus. To put faith into action is the very definition of worship, else we are but trees without fruit. Thus he is open about his faith in Jesus Christ and wants to share that hope to all.
David is married to his beautiful wife Gail. They have a blended family – five beautiful children, two boys and three girls.
Thank you for taking the time to read a little bit about David. We hope that you will consider our business, if anything, we hope that you accept Jesus as your Savior and learn a bit more about the good news of Jesus Christ. Learn more about connecting with Christ and His followers.
DO GO LLC and employee David Owens