I hail from a well creative family. My Mother was an artist; She worked during the day at the newspaper. She sketched, painted & created every other spare moment of her days. My father was the photographer; He was also the second tenor in the Chicago Lyric Opera!. Dad worked at the utility company during the day & often pulled 24 hours shifts in the dead of night & in the frost of winter. During his spare hours and weekends, he sang. He immersed himself in photography. The darkroom was the most mysterious place in the house ... I loved it there & so the seed took root. One day I hope to shoot with my father's most favored cameras from ages past.
Many, many things have occurred between then and now, as does in most everyone's life. But the truth is, Sonny was born in the 1970's and almost forgotten until a creative resurgence flooded my life & propelled this idea forward. Within this time I've married, had children, divorced, remarried a wonderful man; And my children have graced me with 9 amazing grandchildren.
Yes. Life happened. But the creative life, always present, had never really been built upon. It needed a foundation. That foundation came slowly by learning who I was. My life defined me. Now I define my life. I'm joyous & creative. The sun always shines on me. I'm in the moment. I love to be vibrant, creative, brilliant, funny ... Sonny has become 'Sonny Says Hello' -- 40 years later.
Today I mostly shoot with Canon.
I began Sonny Says Hello Photography in 2009.
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