Thank you for considering me to
photograph your child or children. To assist
in your decision I thought you might like to know
a little about me and my philosophy.
I have truly enjoyed photographing children
since I picked up my first camera in 1966.
At the time I was working as a summer playground
leader to earn tuition for college. Setting
up a crude darkroom in an unbelievably hot
upstairs closet, I began processing film and
making prints of the children on the playground
for them to enjoy on the bulletin boards.
The kids loved seeing themselves in my washed out
black and white enlargements and I fell totally in
love with photography.
Later I studied Fine Art Photography at Rochester
Institute of Technology, moved to Maine with my
wife, Pam, and we raised our
children. While working
primarily as a fine art photographer, I have
been provided with many opportunities for child
portraiture as our children and their friends
moved from infancy to adulthood. Yet,
I must admit in looking back, one of my few
regrets is that I did not take even more
photographs of my own family. I now
understand meaningful photographs of the people we
love are true gems that will continue to multiply
and grow in their value for us as we become older.
My belief is that every child is totally unique
and their individuality comes through in many
subtle ways. How we stand, how we
sit, how we smile , when we smile, and many
other outward aspects about us help reveal our
true inner self . Trying to capture that
individual unique quality of your child in a
meaningful and sensitive photograph is my goal
during our portrait session together.
If you are interested in talking with me or
scheduling a session please give me a call
at 207 542 1253.