Photography is one of my favorite passions that was passed on by my mother. In our family, on my mom’s side, my mother was the family historian with a collection of photos that spanned over three or four generations of family and friends. I grew up around many photo albums which eventually rubbed off on me.
My first experience with photography was when I got a camera as a Christmas gift when I was 19. I’ve been through a lot of cameras since then, but my favorite so far is the Canon 5D Mark IV.
Some of my favorite assignments include shooting photos of an F-15 refueling at 10, 000 feet in Chile, Army-Navy Games, Medal of Honor ceremonies at the White House and Congressional hearings on Capitol Hill. Shooting photos as a volunteer for the Western Oregon University football team during one of their seasons was also quite an adventure. I traveled with the team to a few games and covered some of their practices and events in Monmouth, Oregon. I shared the photos with fans and parents.
Photography is truly one of my favorite passions.