On this fine day 37 years ago my great friend Mike was brought into this world... and we are all better off for it! The streets of East Hartford are rid of crime and debauchery... well at the very least jay walkers! (and you think I'm kidding...!)
But. The most bestest part of it all is that when I finally returned his call in November from last July for him to come and talk shop... and saw what an incredible shooter he was and how big a part of his life he was willing to make photography... and that he made me laugh so hard I would need to start crossing my legs when I laughed... well, let's just say a star was born!
Having Mike become such a big part of my business has changed so many things for me and our clients in such a positive way- having that second set of eyes + his sharp observational skills and then add in his incredibly creative side... well yes please! I'll take it! And my business is all the better for it.
Now the best part and the worst part about Mike is his incredibly humble nature. He has no IDEA what an incredible shooter he is... so as a gift of sorts I want some comments for my boy letting him KNOW how he's doing
So happy birthday big guy!! Join me on a trip down memory lane, shall we?
I shot this on the first day we met, before my studio was done and I was working out of my kid's playroom. And yet I still somehow managed to make him want to stick around...!
This was during Mike's first New York City engagement shoot
This was during his first wedding with me
Mike shot this, actually! It's his first naked photo booth picture! And hopefully our last... :)
This was during our first shoot with the D3.... ah the good times!
And NO he does NOT smile... EVER!!! Anyone have any pictures of Mike smiling??? ;)