Several years ago, I realized that I have hardly any photos from my childhood. I have copies of some school photos, but I don't remember my parents taking any pictures. When my oldest son graduated high school, I started a project to document his life. It required dozens of photographs, and I was disappointed to discover that I didn't have as many "good" photos as I thought. I had taken plenty of pictures over the years, but most of them weren't very interesting, and most just sat in boxes in the basement. I didn't like the way that felt. So I bought a camera.
For me, photography has always been about capturing memories. Because memories matter. Photography gives us a pause button in life. It's the art of freezing time to store feelings and emotions within a single frame. That's why I specialize in taking photos of everyday moments and people in action. Parents smiling at their children. Athletes chasing a soccer ball. Kids playing in a recital. Employees giving a presentation. Actors performing on stage. Pets playing in their backyard. People laughing. Thinking. And even crying.