Though I have always loved art and graphics, Photography has always been my passion. As a middle schooler, I got my first camera and was always off in the woods taking photos of wildlife and nature. While in High School, I was our Yearbook and School Paper Photographer. This led to several jobs over the years photographing for local Newspapers.
My interest in photography led me in the direction of printing and completed a four-year apprenticeship program in, at the time one of the top 10 printing companies in the country. This of course was long before computers, digital cameras, and Photoshop were even thought of, and having all that traditional has helped me to understand and be able to succeed in the "new" digital technology. I continued my career in the printing industry working in other printing companies, Pre-press trade shops, and advertising agencies. After almost years, I decided it was time to venture out into my own business and started Digital Graffiti out of my basement. Soon realizing that the basement was not the best way to get exposure for a new business, I moved the business to Mapleton, MN.
With the business taking me in more of the direction of Photography, I started doing more Event Photography and got back into doing Portraits again. The name change to Ambient Light Studios reflected the change to more of the Photographic business. Moving to Minnesota Lake was a big move for me but a move in the right direction. Not only do we have the new indoor studio, but we also have 750' of lakefront property that is our outdoor studio with swings, wildflower bed and other fun props. We are in the process of building a bridge, painting a wall mural and other settings for some great photo opportunities that will be not only fun but unique.
Portraiture, Sports/Action, Events, Fine Art, Nature/Wildlife, School, Landscape, Wedding, and Engagement photography based in Minnesota Lake, MN.