At the age of 16, I borrowed my brother's camera just for fun, a totally manual camera. His only instruction was to keep the needle in the middle to make a picture. When I picked up my prints from the lab, I was hooked. Over the next 25 years, I graduated from college, worked the 9 to 5 jobs, and made a living so I could finance my obsession with my photography hobby. After countless photography workshops, a correspondence photography school, and the school of hard knocks, I realized I could make a living doing what I love the most. Over 12 years ago, I started all over again with a career in photography and haven’t looked back. I look forward to every photographic opportunity from weddings to portraiture to commercial..........and above all, it is still my favorite hobby.