BEHIND THE LENS
Michael Pate, a native of the "Windy City", moved to the "Sunshine State" as a young boy with drawing paper and pencil in tow. Impressive city scapes of Chicago that once inspired him, now seemed cold and gray in comparison to the multicolor sunsets and abundant wildlife of the warm Florida Gulf Coast. Michaels' artistic eye was ever ready to explore new mediums. His artistic abilities blossomed from drawing to Graphic Design. He now lends his talent to the local newspaper, doing advertising and graphic design for over 15 years. As Mikes' talent grew, so did his family. Three spirited children became muses for his home videos and photography. Proudly sharing his family photos, it seemed all compliments overwhelmingly pointed out the artistic value in the shots.
He found himself, and others, delighting in his unique view of the world around him, and began to chronicle his lifes' adventures with a journalistic style. Soon friends, family, and co-workers began asking him to photograph thier special occasions too, garnering abundant praise. Michael has found so much joy behind his camera, he has decided to offer his distinctive flair with the lens to your next family event. Any event with your loved ones should be remembered and shared with generations to come. Weddings, births, rite of passage celebrations, birthdays for all ages, graduations, anniversaries, reunions. It is also a wonderful way to see your family or business grow with an annual group photo, it's never to late to start. Let Michael use his effervescent photographic style to make your special moments last forever.