I went to college for painting. Yes painting. You see, in high school It was OBVIOUS that the arts, specifically accurate portraiture, was where my talent was. It only made sense that I go hone my skill into a trade. Well thank the Lord that He knew better. In college I took Photography as a just-for-fun class. I fell head over heels! Yes, I was reeeally good at painting in high school, but it never really lit my fire. Painting, for me, was like most people's DOODLING... Who ever says to themselves, "MAN I wish I could make a living doodling!" Yeah NO ONE. But photography is SO much better for me. Yes, I still have technical control, and I can create works of ART, but now I also have PEOPLE! The clients! Sweet, honest kids who are professional fun-havers, The bride and groom who ooze elation for one another, the infant who is the embodiment of her parents' pride and joy, and the senior who is busting with innovation and independence! WHEW! THESE are subjects I can sink my teeth in to! (Not literally of course) There is so much life in photography. THIS is what lights my fire! ...And I get paid for it!