Hi, I'm Michael; some people call me Mike. But since my mother called me Michael, that's my preference. I'm a husband, father and grandfather. And since 1957, I have called Virginia Beach, VA home. Hating cold weather like I do, I wish I lived closer to the equator, but VA is much better than New England.
In 2013, I retired from a long career in architecture, but photography has been a passion of mine throughout that time. So now, I have the time to pursue what I love.
Naturally, I am drawn to architectural photography. I can be caught walking through an area and lifting my camera to capture architectural details. But as much as I love that genre of photography, it isn't where my passions lie. Without being conscious of my love for it, I have for many years taken photos of people in order to document them at events or in everyday situations. Capturing memories and moments in time!!!
I am the second oldest in a family of seven children, and love the dynamics that occur in everyday family life. One area of photography I hope to do more of is documentary style family shoots; where I can spend a day or at least several hours photographically documenting parents and children doing everyday stuff.
And my preference is to photograph people with candid expressions and interactions with others and the world around them. That can be at a home, park, zoo, party, wedding and gatherings of all kinds.
That's a little about me. I'd love to discuss you, what you love of photography and if I can capture some moments in time photographically for you to treasure for years to come.