Looking back, my earliest memories of being a true photographer were in 1984. As a photojournalist for the Air Force News Paper, my assignment was to capture high profile aircraft arriving for the McChord AFB Airshow. I was flat on my back, on an active runway, capturing the landing of an historic WWII passenger plane landing, that my passion for photography was born. As the Douglas DC3 lumbered through the approach, it swayed back and forth, trailing black smoke behind, I remembered thinking, “is this plane going to make it?” I was torn-as a member of the Air Force, I wanted to watch the war-battered plane and it’s struggle to land, while as a Photographer I wanted to look through my lens to capture this historic event on film.
The plane landed safely and my photos of this historic flight were published in multiple military newspapers around the country.
Ever since, I have spent my life trying to capture special moments like this in a broad range of subjects; including newborn photography, athletic events, family portraits and other life events.