I had saved up birthday money and maybe the quarters we earned for allowance and spent just more than $12 on a Kodak 126 camera right before we left for vacation. The kit I purchased included the camera, a 12-exposure roll of film and a pack of flash bulbs. Four flashes to each bulb. I can still smell the freshly opened film package like it was yesterday.
We went to Sunny Brook Farm in South Haven, MI that summer. It was the last week of June -- Father’s Day week -- just as had done every year for the previous 10 years.
I shot about 10 rolls of film that week. In retrospect, that was the week when I realized I really, really loved taking photos. And it’s been an ongoing love affair ever since.
I specialize in light, moments and beautifully imperfect people. Photography can be a lot of things to a lot of people, but to me it is the very fabric of who I am.
I love what I do. I love meeting people, getting to know them, and giving them authentic moments of themselves and the relationships that are most important to them.
Life is short. Let’s surround ourselves with the beauty of moments with the people we love most.