born: February 2, 19nunyabiz
home town: Apollo, PA
current town: Naperville, IL
previous town: Seattle, WA
favorite hobby: Eating, Photography....yes, in that order.
things i enjoy: Spending time with my wife and sons, taking pictures of just about anything and everything, riding my motorcycle, watching movies (at home or at the theater), singing, playing the piano, playing the guitar, cutting grass, road trips, camping, hiking, being outdoors, the smell of fall in the air.
favorite quotes: If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always got (unknown). Growing old is mandatory....growing up is optional (unknown).
Answers to questions we are commonly asked:
How did you decide to get in your line of work?
It started as a hobby...taking pictures at family events while I was growing up. Then, friends started asking me to take pictures at their events. Eventually word spread and I was taking pictures for just about everything. It was then that I decided that I could make this hobby a more serious part of my life.
What do you like most about your job?
We like meeting new people and hearing their stories. We enjoy learning our clients on a level that is more than just "the next client", but rather getting to know them on a personal level. This is what helps us create an experience for them...rather than just paying someone with a camera to take pictures of them.
Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?
Starting as a hobby by capturing special family moments, we have developed not only an innate understanding of unforgettable moments that occur during an event, but also the ability to anticipate those unforgettable moments. Combine that with our perfectionist mentality and our editing techniques, you get not only an amazing photo, but an experience that has been accurately frozen in time.
What do you wish customers knew about you or your profession?
Its not about making money for us....its about making memories.
If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?
Its not the size of the camera or the quality of the camera....it truly comes down to how skillful the person using the equipment is. Most people think that you have to have a multi-thousand dollar camera to take amazing photos...when in fact, it really comes down to the "eye" of the photographer and their skill to see the picture before they take the picture.