Bootheel Photoís mission is to produce the best quality photographs I can. I believe the best way to achieve this goal is to discuss the customersí wants and needs and then try to meet those.
I have been doing photography for nearly as long as I can remember. In 1972 I purchased a Kodak Pocket Instamatic with money I earned at my first official job.
Of course, Iíd been intrigued by photography before that, sneaking my motherís camera out and taking some very poor, and very expensive, photos. The punishment Mom doled out didnít dampen my interest, but it did deter my attempts to use her camera.
Years later, when I joined the Marines, I invested in some quality camera equipment, including a Minolta SRT 202. With that camera I took some pretty good photos on my military travels to Norway, Denmark, Holland, Scotland, Belgium, and France, not to mention about 100 feet up to the top of a North Carolina longleaf pine tree in which I perched precariously one breezy day to take photos of a pair of nesting ospreys.
I studied art, including photography, at the University of Missouri in Columbia.
Marriage to my delightful wife, Annie, and the birth of our six sons somewhat limited my time and money, but also provided me with plenty of models and many opportunities to hone my skills.
Annie and I live on a farm in Malden, Missouri with our shrinking family. My sons and I worked together to build the studio where I now do some of my photographic work.
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One corner of my studio.
The entertainment center.
Some examples of my work.
My rather sloppy work station.