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I been a professional photographer since I worked for the US Government documenting Test and Evaluation of Research and Development projects for the US Army and US Navy in the later half of the 1980s. I came home to Maine to finish my Marketing Degree at USM and began to work full time in Market Research and Marketing for many years while documenting weddings and occasional photojournalist and commercial jobs on the weekends. In 2001 I again returned to photography as a full time trade and have never been a happier man. I love working with creative individuals, couples, small businesses and select Non-Profits and can’t imagine working in any other trade. In 1987 I was lucky enough to wed my high school sweetheart and we now live in a cozy little solar powered, recycled bungalow a mile deep in our woods in the Western Hills of Maine with our two brilliant home-schooled teenage daughters and our three cats.


Yule Tree 2007

Every year shortly after Thanksgiving, we head over to the Denmark Christmas Tree Plantation to let our Yule Tree choose us to take it home. Here are some shots of this year's tree...

This is the tree that wants to come home with us this year (the tall one.)

After our thanking the tree and my making a very quick cut at the base, Beth made a photo of Nick, Tracey and me carrying the tree back up the hill. (That's Pleasant Mountain in the background...Shawnee Peak Ski Resort is on the other side.)

In our living room all leveled and in its stand ready for decorating...

All decorated except the angel on top. The new LED lights are much less wasteful of electricity and much safer, but they throw a lot colder light than we are used to.

1 comment:

seev said...

Very nice photos, Michael. (After all, you are a photographer, and it shows.) This is the Christmas tree farm off Denmark Road, right? Last year he told me he didn't have any trees ready so we went to the place in Fryeburg on rt 302 just up from the Denmark Rd exit. He even had hot mulled cider for the customers! So, we went there again this year, but no cider. His wife is sick and he's not so well. We got a tree but I think yours is better.