Because it’s important.
That’s why I got into photography. Because I believe there is a need to capture life, in its purity, unplugged. I think documenting life’s milestone’s, adventures and sweet moments preserves those memories with a clarity that our own minds sometimes can’t do on their own.
Looking through my lens, you’ll see a fusion of photojournalism and fine art. To me, a good image is one that captures a true moment, one that you can look back on and still feel butterflies in your stomach, one that is timeless, one that makes you feel good for more than a minute. Great images are the ones that tell a story to everyone, even if the real story is only known to one.
I first picked up a camera when I was 17, skiing on the National Ski Team around the world and wanted to document my travels so I could share my stories with my family and friends. This quickly became my outlet for creativity and for stepping away from an otherwise very demanding world. Gunning for the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics, I ended up with back injuries that forced me to take some time to heal. I sought out photography and enrolled into a private school, College Marsan to learn everything I could about it and fell in love. In the end, I realized I couldn’t put my camera down and that my future would be looking through a lens not down a ski jump.
I put my skis away and started packing around my camera with me everywhere I went. One wedding gig led to another, testimonials started rolling in and before I knew it, Gadbois Photography was born. I love shooting weddings, engagements, bellies, babies, toddlers and the rest of the family. I also shoot corporate, commercial and fine art. Yes, it’s busy at times.
So, to answer the question, “What are you going to do when you grow up?” A Photographer. Because it’s important. Because we all have a story to tell. And because I want to be your storyteller.