Bruce’s father was an amateur photographer who passed his love of life to his son. Armed with a Kodak Brownie at age 11, Bruce loved capturing candids of people. Fast Forward a few decades. Now an Internationally acclaimed Master-Photographer and Portrait Craftsman, Bruce is considered by many of his peers to be one of the more creative photographers on the West Coast, creating images in a variety of styles.
Bruce has been featured in over 200 books and magazines and speaks to various professional photography organizations all over the world, twice speaking at Wedding & Portrait Photographers International (WPPI) convention in Las Vegas where over 15,000 photographers attended, and London England at the Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers Convention.
As the most Award-Winning photographer in Oregon (and named Oregon’s Photographer of the Year four times), many believe he possesses what Leonardo Da Vinci called “Saper Vedere” (To Know How To See).
In 2014, he will be speaking in Phoenix at the Professional Photographer of America’s Imagining convention and several state conventions, including Arkansas.
His work is passionate, fresh, emotional and timeless. His easy going and gregarious manner is able to put people at ease allowing personal works of photography to be created in an artistic fashion.
How does he describe himself? “I really enjoy all kinds of people, I like to tease my kids, my wife, my friends, my relatives, myself and once I get to know you-YOU too! I like being very active, my wife says that I never slow down and when I do, I fall asleep, but hey, that is the extrovert part of me. If I had a super power, it would be flying and second: that I could eat all the chocolate cookies I want and not gain weight. Chocolate is my Kryponite.”
A 5th generation Oregonian, Bruce feels fortunate to live in such a gorgeous state. Married for over 30 years, he and his wife, Sherri (both University of Oregon alumni) have 2 children. Bruce enjoys camping, traveling, snow-skiing, golf, biblical studies, U of O football and being with friends and family.
Even as a young age, professional portraits were a part of his family too!
Below: Skiing at Mt. Bachelor: Bruce with his younger brother Jeff and their father, William who was a 3 year letterman in basketball at the U of Oregon, a Major in WWII in charge of 2 POW camps in Italy, a good friend of Bill Bowerman (Nike Founder/UO Track coach), a Eugene insurance agent, a hunter/fisherman/golfer/Oregon club and Rotary President and all around great dad.