I am a proud Husband and Father of five children. They give me the inspiration to wake up every morning and be better at the things that I do.
My background in photography began at an early age. My youth was filled with photographing the moments in my family. I started with film camera models such as the 110, 126 and disc. But it was not until my Father gave me a Minolta Maxxum camera that it became more that just random family pictures. My formal photography education began in high school and continued through college.
I now use the latest digital cameras. But the camera is just the tool. Photography is really about the eye of the person shooting with the camera.
I have owned a wonderful portrait studio in the past. But it was not until I started photographing on the beaches of Hilton Head Island that I found my passion. It clicked for me. I now try to blur the line between traditional photography and painted art. I hope this gallery of images reflect what I want to create with your family. Clients say I want a display canvas of this one because it is a piece of art. I love that comment!
Please allow me to extend my passion of photography to your family.
David Gerwels and Family