My passion for photography dates back to the analog days of film and physical photos. Professionally, my career in photography began in the mid-80s. Over a thirteen-year period, I built up a successful photography company in the Seattle area that included a portrait studio, a photo processing lab along with a school picture and yearbook franchise with Jostens School Products. At our peak, we were delivering 30,000 portrait packages a year and I led a team of 5 photographers. We did everything: Portraits, Seniors, Sports, School Pictures, Dances, Weddings, and Events.
During that period, I developed and refined my photography skills while building a successful business, but with the sheer volume of work, I had lost touch with my passion for the art of photography. In 1996, with the digital revolution on the horizon, I was able to break up the business, sell it off in pieces, I moved to Maui and I never looked back.
Fast forward 20-plus years, and I have come full circle. Advancements in optics and digital technology have reignited my passion for the art of photography, I’ve assembled my kit and updating my skills. No longer encumbered by business ambitions, I simply motivated to share the passion of my art with others. Photography is fun again.