Artaire! What kind of a name is that? . . . It's Scottish. When I was a kid, my family's first pet was a large, friendly, but very intimidating Great Dane named Artaire. He was part of everything we did. He protected us, traveled with us, ate with us, and watched TV with us; he was part of the family. My parents named me Arthur, but as I grew older my family and friends associated my name with our huge Great Dane, so naturally I inherited the name Artaire. Today I am called all sorts of names; Arturo, Artimus, ACM, etc, but after lots of deep thought (and because I needed an original domaine name for my web site), I decided to name myself after my once proud and noble dog Artaire. Lord, What have I done? May he rest in peace! Have Mercy! Amen!
I've lived all over the USA, but today I live in Driggs, Idaho on the west side of
the Grand Tetons, just a short drive from Jackson Hole, Wyoming. I am a graduate
of the Brooks Institute Wedding Photography Program in Ventura and have a Bachelor
of Arts Degree in Environmental Studies from the University of California in Santa
Barbara. My background and education have given me a clear vision about how to
"deliver" for your Grand Affair, so I am always well prepared for the preplanned "must
have" photos and I stay alert with one eye open for those important, spontaneous, and
unforseen moments as well; when people forget themselves and open up to have one of
their best times ever. As a photographer, it's not just about seeing the light for great
photographs, it's also about breaking down barriers, making it easy and having fun.
I'll keep in mind that it's a one time opportunity to bring family and friends together for a treasury of memories to hold onto for
the rest of your life and beyond; so I'd like to understand from your perspective a little more about how you visualize your dreams
and how you would like to see your final photo album. Please visit my "investment page" for a variety of options for photography
sessions, albums, and other opportunities!