ell I have pretty much had a camera in my hands since the beginning. The beginning was when I was around 4 years old when I had a wooden fisher price camera I think. Shortly after that I had done a walk-a-thon as a fundraiser for Youth-For-Christ and picked up a super basic 35mm camera as a prize for my efforts.
This was my first film functional camera. For many years I rocked that camera and really took it everywhere. I remember being around 23, when I was able to get my first digital camera.
The very first thing I bought was an Esquire watch (which started my watch collection), and the next thing was a Pentax Optio S camera that fit inside an Altoids case.AJ
How I bought this camera is a good story. You see I was a smoker for too many years. I decided to quit one day, and how I did it was: will power, zyban, the patch, and I put my smoke money into a jar everyday. I made myself a deal that I could spend that money on whatever I wanted and it would be totally guilt free. The very first thing I bought was an Esquire watch (which started my watch collection), and the next thing was a Pentax Optio S camera that fit inside an Altoids case.
This Camera went with me everywhere from then on out. Mountain bike trips, Snowboard trips, and everything in between. I believe I attached it to R/C planes, before the quadcopter was even thought of.
My photography career changed one fall day during a family gathering. My cousin Lincoln was visiting Winnipeg from Mexico. You see one day he too decided to follow his dreams and move to the Mayan Riviera to be a wedding photographer. Things changed with his company an he asked me if I wanted to be his associate photographer?
At the time I was a I.T. consultant for a great company. They enabled me to take my own sabbatical, so I packed up all my shorts and t-shirts and moved to Mexico. I lived in Mexico for 6 months with my cousin and had an amazing time.
Since then I have moved back to Winnipeg to be a Wedding Photographer here. Yes the wedding industry is big business in the Mayan but my family is here. I love photographing weddings here in Winnipeg as well as abroad. The seasons are fun when you are prepared for them. Winter can be cold, but dressed right there are many things our great city has to offer.
Outside of photography, I am an avid Crossfitter. My home gym is Prairie Crossfit where I am able to spend time on me. Exercise is good not only for your body but for your brain as well.