So here you are, the about me page. Honestly this is one of the most difficult things in the world to do and I would rather be in a swamp being munched on by blood thirsty mosquito's. Here is my best attempt at describing myself.
I am a father, husband, and provider. The better part of my adult life has been spent working long hours to give my family the best life I could provide for them. Do I make mistakes? Sure, but who doesn't. My first goal is to simply be as kind and helpful to any one I encounter, because I am a big believer in the karma monster. I have seen it in action, and feel it's best to stay on the right side of that beast.
Enter Photography. Around 9 years of age, I had just finished trimming this long hedge, and received a five dollar bill for my efforts. On my way home I ran into a friend and we stopped by a neighborhood garage sale. I spotted on one of the tables an old Kodak Brownie camera and spent my hard earned 5 dollars. The obsession started. During my high school years, I took a photography coarse and my instructor entered one of my photos in a contest. I had no idea he had done so and much to my shock, I won. My prize, a brand new Canon Camera and an assortment of lenses. At this time I was way to young to realize what this all would mean, but I knew it was a special day in my life.
It all became clear to me one day while shooting a wedding. A father daughter dance was taking place and one of the images I captured was a tear on the face of dad. This one image told a story, and I then understood the real power of photography.
This obsession of mine is a gift, and my goal as a photographer is to capture images that tell a story. No matter the subject, no matter the genre, I am committed to capturing the very best images every time I snap a frame.
If you made it this far, I will thank you for reading and invite you to step in front of my lens.
What can I do for you?
My best,
Mike.
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