I’ve been shooting pictures since I got my first darkroom kit at about age 10. It’s always been a part of my life. Friends and photography. I’ve been playing guitar off and on since I was about 10 as well. That must have been a milestone year for me as I also started playing saxophone about that same age and still have the original Martin Alto, in playable shape, that my dad bought for me when I made it through the first year of lessons. Anyway, I tend to keep things in my life that I like. I’ve had the same set of friends since I was in grade school and we see each other on a regular basis. I still see the guys I has in the Air Force with almost 50 years ago a couple of times a year. Friends are important. It’s a life thing…history together.
Now, dogs are just a given. I’ve always had one, or two, or three. My current dogs are Dachshunds named Bernie and Coco, both are fairly poor example of the breed, but we love them.
My photography career got side tracked after high school. I decided to follow in my Dad’s footsteps and go into IT. Believe it or not, it was a creative outlet for me, particularly in the early days when I was a coder. For the most part, I enjoyed the work. Now, I’ve retired from all that and get to focus on what I’ve always loved. Over the past 6 years of being in business, I’ve increased my skills tremendously, became a certified photographer, and gained a ton of experience. I often work 10-12 hour days and absolutely love it because I’m doing something that was a vision in my heart when I was just a lad!