I like to call myself a "people person". I don't do drive up windows, I often make comments to total strangers next to me in the checkout line. I've been known to lean over to a mother with a screaming baby and say, "my kids never did that", then put her at ease with a big smile and a comforting, "you are doing fine." I suppose that is why I enjoy portrait photography. Photographing people is what I do. Not just recording a moment, but creating a beautiful piece of artwork that shows off a special smile, or the look in a beautiful pair of eyes. I yearn to create photographic prints that portray the relationship between members of a family or help a shy teen realize how beautiful she is. Creating images that can take you back to special moments. I love my clients. Where there is love there is beauty and that is what I work to capture in every portrait I create. I invite you to come on the journey with me to create a portrait of you or one of your family members that you will cherish for a lifetime. I am a "people person".
Other things you might like to know about me.
- I have 12,500 hours of flying time mostly in large jet aircraft.
- I'm still raising some of my eight children and 12 grandchildren.
- I photograph landscapes during my time off and when I’m on vacation.
- I have a passion for model trains and have a large scale model railroad in the basement.
- I flew the United States Ambassador and adviser to President Reagan into China.
- I flew a prisoner out of Vietnam.
- I photographed the SR-71 Blackbird for a magazine article.
- I've photographed a Senator, a well-known radio talk show host, and three presidential candidates.
- I love a good steak, Mongolian beef, and ice cream. (I’m Polish so I just like to eat!)
- I was born in the Azores.
- I'm a scuba diver.
- I miss my dad - especially when I have something exciting to tell him.
- I'm known for hating cats, but I don't really.
- I love running model trains for my grandsons.
- I have a Master’s in Public Administration.
- I fired an actual steam locomotive hauling tourists on the Heber Valley Railroad.