bio

I was raised in a family of portrait photographers who have served the Denver area with Maternity, Newborn, Family, Graduate, Wedding and Business photography for over 70 years. At age 12, I started working in my father's portrait studio. I would stand on a box in the darkroom to reach the tanks that I used to process 5x7 BW sheet film. Eventually, my dad handed me a camera (that still used flash bulbs) and told me to go photograph a wedding - the "sink or swim" method of photography instruction. Well, clearly, I didn't drown. I managed to swim to the surface and begin an enduring photography career of my own.

I am grounded in traditional black and white photography. Seeing the way the lens sees. Studying light, texture...life. Translating that vision to film and the craftsmanship of the fine art silver gelatin print .

As an artist who continues to evolve, I am also open to and excited about the merits of digital photography. I believe that, ultimately, my time-tested gifts as a photographer do not rely on the type of camera or the type of medium that I choose.
I have photographed the famous and the infamous, the rich and the poor, and I always strive to capture the life force quality that makes each person unique and human.

My goal is simple - to be "hands-on" in every phase of the custom photography process so that you and I create a timeless statement, a piece of art worthy of a distinguished place on your wall, to be enjoyed for decades.