Started with a "Donald Duck" camera at the age of 11 (that must have been about 120 years ago) Started taking pictures for money at age 17, then officially became a "professional" at age 20 with a "kidnapping" job photographing children and families in peoples' homes. In those days we carried 4x5 view cameras and three hotlights. My endeavors spread into weddings, commercial photography and I spent one year as the public relations photographer for the Chateau Lake Louise in Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada. After about another 17 years in the business I went back to school and became an accountant so that I could make some real money . . . but never gave up the passion for photography. I got my first computer back in 1984 for my accounting practice, and with the coming of digital cameras I got excited about photography all over again. Remembering the days of constant brown fingers from working half the night, every night, in the darkroom, the thought of my new darkroom being at my desk was revolutionary. Back in the "old" days I averaged about 4-5 hours a day standing in the darkroom on a cement floor! I decided that I would specialize in weddings and went back into the business in 2000. I don't own a studio any longer, but use "studio" lighting for all my formal pictures on location. I have been taking photographs for $$$ now for a total of over 30 years and it seems that almost every week I learn something new and exciting. I am married to a great lady that joins me on all my weddings as an assistant and second shooter. Between us we have 7 children and 10 grandchildren. One of my grand daughters is now in the photography business in Alberta. There . . . you know more about me than I know. Looking forward to sharing ideas on this most facinating of hobbies. Enjoy!!!