My passion for photography began 40 years ago when my father presented me with a Canon camera, a used 50mm lens, and a book on photography. They were the best gifts I ever received and I have been perfecting my skills ever since. Photography changed the way I viewed the world around me - a simple shadow or reflection became an opportunity to capture light from a different perspective and colors and textures became tools to create moods or suggest emotions. Viewing life through the lens of a camera allowed me to slow down the world a little bit and become part of it. Every scene became a potential image to capture. Photography became a wonderful addiction. I feel at peace each time I venture out to capture an image. I have attended photography seminars and workshops to learn the basics of the craft, and constructed B&W darkrooms in our homes, where I spent countless hours learning the secrets of light. Now my darkroom is digital and I use state of the art software to process images in a timely and professional manner. Even with all of the advances in color photography, the timeliness of black and white imagery remains as a personal favorite of mine. Taking a person’s photograph is very personal to me. I strive to make every customer feel comfortable and work with them to achieve their ideal image - images that tell the story of their life, their day, or just a split second in time. I never tire of reviewing images after a session and seeing how my concepts and ideas materialized into inspirational images. Seeing the expression on a client’s face when they view their images for the first time is what makes photography a passion, not a job.
ServicesI am committed to working with you to provide professional images that you will cherish for a lifetime. My goal is to provide you with images that capture your thoughts, passions, emotions, life-style, and your special life events.
Weddings – call for quote
Engagement Portraits – starting at $150
Senior Portraits – GOLD $425 / SILVER $325
Family Portraits – starting at $150
Special Events - $75/hr
Photography is a finely tuned relationship between the photographer, the camera, and most importantly, the customer. I am committed to making your session an enjoyable day and creating images that capture the true you. My goal is for you to be 100% satisfied with your choice of photographer. For a detailed description of my services and rates, please email or call me. I will work with you to offer the services that will best fit your needs. I am based in Cottage Grove, Wisconsin and available for travel.