Hi, I'm Coop. I am a professional photographer in Cannon Falls, Minnesota. I have been a photographer for nearly 35 years. I got hooked on photography in school taking pictures for my high school newspaper and yearbook. There was so much in life I hadn't seen that became possible through photography. I was fascinated with how my camera captured things I had missed even though I was there in the same moment. Having photographs also allowed me to relive special moments that would have been eroded by time.
I am currently a graduate student at the Academy of Art University (AAU) working toward an MFA in Photography. Returning to school to get an advanced degree in photography was a natural choice for me. I felt I had taken myself as far as I could being self-taught. I wanted to better understand how to create images that displayed my signature style and communicate my unique point of view.
I am well-versed in the use of digital and film cameras. I am a member of the Society for Photographic Educators (SPE) - Midwest Chapter and the American Photographic Artists (APA). I really enjoy being around people and photographing them. I work to capture and tell my subject's unique stories in a very documentary kind of way. But, I like to present their work with fine art standards. By bridging these two photographic genres, I am able to please my subjects with client-driven commercial professionalism.
I provide outstanding reliable service, a comfortable and enjoyable experience for subjects in front of the camera, and photographs you will love. I would be honored to help tell your story with my images.