As a small boy, I would sit for hours watching my mother Hand-color Portraits for a local photographer, during the cold winter months, by a fire in our family room. From watching, I began taking my own pictures with my first box camera. Taking weddings and portraits on weekends. Eventually, I graduated with an M.A. in Photography working in Chicago, by assisting numerous photographers, shooting everything from oranges to weddings. Photography is more than a job, it’s an avocation, a passion, it's what I do.