“The faintest ink is stronger than the brightest memory.”
That old proverb conveys how a document will always outshine and outlast even your most powerful memories. And that proverb captures perfectly my passion for photography. A photograph can be a powerful thing. It may freeze one instant in time, but that photograph can stay with you forever. It can brighten faded memories from the day it was taken. It can cause you to pause and examine all the details in the scene you never saw before. And it can remind you of who you are, where you were, and who has been a part of your life.
As a little boy in the fifth grade, I spent a summer saving money to buy a “fancy” camera. So, months and months of my allowance went into the piggy bank and I was able to buy my Canon Sure Shot LOOK. Over the years, I took countless photos with it. When I didn’t have it with me, I bought disposable cameras and continued snapping photos. When my parents gave me my first digital camera, I used it to send to my family and friends photos of my college days in Chicago. I still have most of the cameras I owned over the years (except the disposables, of course.) Some work, some do not, but they sit on my shelf as a testament to all the memories they have preserved over the years.
I now use a variety of cameras, lenses and other tools to continue to create vivid images of special moments in time for my clients. From documenting an important conference or a lively event, to capturing the once-in-a-lifetime emotion brought out on a wedding day and preserving the youthful innocence and glee of children as they grow before their proud parents’ eyes, I am happy to serve my clients with a wide range of professional photographic services.
My love of taking photographs ranges from taking pictures of my family and friends and taking snapshots of beautiful everyday sights to composing thoughtful images of landscapes and city scenes. I am just as happy to use my cell phone’s camera when I’m out and about as I am to use my professional gear on assignments. This passion for photography has provided me and my family with a wealth of images, including photos that may seem mundane at the moment but which will have a big impact one year, five years and decades from today. And that passion and emotion is what I aim to provide to all my clients.