Doug was born and raised in Edmonton AB, with a family heritage of farming. While living in the city he spent most weekends on the farm with his extended family and connects deeply with rural life.
His career in photography began at the same time as his life as a father in 1987. He has continued in this career for 25 years. Doug runs a highly successful school photography business in the BC Southern Interior with 15 employees during peak season.
Doug's interest in photography began in 1985 when he was introduced to now lifelong friend and photographic colleague Stuart Kasdorf. His passion for photography has steadily grown during his career. His desire to photograph places and people purely for personal satisfaction; and without pre-determined expectations or direction is his newest goal and exciting challenge. His first solo photographic essay was created in Italy in 2007.
When a North Battleford photo essay was suggested by Stuart Kasdorf, and as a joint venture; Doug knew this was the start of a new annual personal journey, of photographic expression and fun. Doug is looking forward to photographing in North Battleford because he really is an example of the saying, "you can take the boy out of the prairies, but you can't take the prairies out of the boy".
Doug and his wife Deb are approaching their 26th anniversary and have four grown children: Dan and his wife Stephanie - residing in Saskatoon; Brendan - residing in the Edmonton area; and Alyssa - residing with them in West Kelowna BC.