My passion for photography began at a young age. Growing up in Boise, Idaho, I loved looking at old black and white photographs of buildings, dams, cars and people in the early 1900’s. I wondered what life must have been like back then, and who the people were that took the photographs.
Those earlier photographers captured moments in time that would have otherwise been lost. Photographers document history and leave a legacy for future generations.
I purchased my first camera, a used Mamiya 35mm SLR, for $50 at a pawn shop when I was in high school with dreams of working for National Geographic. It didn’t take long for me to realize the odds of working for such an esteemed magazine or becoming a successful photographer were slim, to say the least, especially in 1967.
As photography began to transition from film to digital, I bought my first point-and-shoot around 2002, and over the years, continued to invest in professional equipment as my photography business began to grow. When time became more available to pursue my dream, I dedicated myself to learning everything I could from books, online classes and shooting thousands of images.
Although I have had a fulfilling career as a chiropractor since 1985, my passion has always been photography. As a photographer, I understood that having a niche was critical. I spent my early years working in construction; fascinated by the building process, I developed an eye for architectural and construction documentation. I love to photograph landscapes, old buildings and automobiles because they don’t move or complain how they look!
Three years ago, I realized drone photography was the wave of the future for architectural and construction photo documentation. I received my FAA drone certification and have been insured since 2017.
I am proud to also announce that I’ve recently received my Trusted Operator Program Certification from the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International as well.
I view photography as a creative challenge, and it motivates me to improve my images for my customers and for myself.