My First image taken at the age of 8 with an old Pentax Spotmatic with screw mount lenses.

My First image taken at the age of 8 with an old Pentax Spotmatic with screw mount lenses.

Love how she's bracing herself on her leg... can you tell I'm pretty proud of her?!?!

Love how she's bracing herself on her leg... can you tell I'm pretty proud of her?!?!

Kai's first image taken at the age of 8 with Olympus OMD EM-1 in Manual mode.

Kai's first image taken at the age of 8 with Olympus OMD EM-1 in Manual mode.

 
Kai doing a selfie in the mirror.  Full manual control whenever she uses the camera... she doesn't like auto.  That's my girl!

Kai doing a selfie in the mirror.  Full manual control whenever she uses the camera... she doesn't like auto.  That's my girl!

 

I spoke about my photographic history in my bio even though it's always been in my blood from a very young age, but that's not what makes me who I am.  It's what I love to do and a passion of mine. I love technology, nature, hiking, snow shoeing, biking, spending time with friends... but most importantly, I am a father to the most amazing girl ever.  Kai, my Peanut as I usually call her, is who makes my life amazing.  Her mom and I divorced some years ago but have maintained a great friendship.  We've always made sure that she knows she's loved by both of us and I think it shows in her personality and fun loving spirit. It's funny how both of us take on a different role with her. I'm her jungle gym and when we spend time together, it's all about jumping on to me and wrestling, or going for bike rides and exploring the creek to find "pet" snails or snow shoeing around the lake.  Life is never dull with her.  I love you Peanut!