Growing up my family didn’t do big vacations, in fact travel usually meant a short 90 minute drive to my grandparents cabin on a holiday weekend, or maybe a quick day trip to the local lake for a swim during the summers here in Michigan. And while this lack of travel wasn’t necessarily a bad thing, we simply couldn’t afford more than that.
But growing up I did get to travel vicariously through my grandparents stories of driving around the US in their RV, and also via a subscription to National Geographic magazine which my uncle gifted me. It was these influences that drove my desire for adventure from a young age.
In 2008 I purchased my first camera to document our family vacations. I was finally traveling, and best of all I was able to provide those experiences to my family. Photographing my sons running down the beaches in Florida, hugging Mickey and Donald at Disney World, adventures we’d never forget...would we?
Our first big adventure together.
My biggest influence...