My career as a photographer began in the early ’80’s when I became an outdoors columnist for a local newspaper. I quickly discovered I could get paid more if I included photos with the columns. A photographer
was born, well sort of… I remained at that paper as a photographer for about the next 25 years and had the opportunity to photograph everything from 3 presidents, to Michael Jordan and Walter Payton,
to movie stars and actresses. The whole time though, I never lost my passion for the outdoors and hunting and fishing. As a child, my uncle and I spent so much time fishing on Lake Michigan that my mother swore
one day she’d turn on the faucet and he and I would come spilling out. I left the newspaper behind a few years ago to pursue a full time career as my own boss. Since that day I have been able to combine two of my passions and strive to combine them into a single, focussed, effort. My experience working in the fast paced newspaper industry gave me the skills to anticipate and be quick on my feet. My knowledge of the outdoors allows me to be able to create authentic and realistic images. Combining them helps me to provider my clients with images that deliver their intended message with the necessary appeal. It’s not always easy, but it sure is more rewarding to do something when you love it!