Our Philosophy - Creative Beyond Control

Our philosophy is to enjoy what brings us happiness and then to share that joy with others. Taking photos is inspiring and just pure fun. This is why we do what we do.

Art truly inspires art - when we are in the city, we can recognize an architect's creativity and the inventive mind of a design engineer.  These observations enhance our own creative awareness.

Photography is also a teacher.   We observe and grow as we see how nature, plants and animals interact with each other.   We can share amazing transformations that occur along with the beauty of the changing seasons.   As we watch the world around us and our minds focus, we step into our surroundings and capture it.   Images seen through the lens only make us more in tune with our imaginative sides and bring us a story that we can share with you through our pictures.

Most events are surrounded by food. It is that simple.   Food is reminiscent of time spent with family and friends.   Food photography is so very enjoyable, whether it’s the raw ingredients or it’s the transformation to the finished plate.  It is our chance to make your mouth water or usher you back to a pleasant memory.  

We are blessed for the many opportunities to visit places near and far.   Whether it is a quick day trip or a vacation away from home, there is so much in our world to see.   We delight in the chance to photograph it and then share it here. 

Nature photography, in particular, holds a special fascination for us because it is simplistically intricate.   We are in awe of the beauty the Lord has created for us.  Spending time in the woods, by the ocean, up on a mountain or in our own backyard – the cycle of life is humbling and these unassuming daily activities allow us to breathe more deeply, slow down the pace and just appreciate living.  Our hope is to tender visual enjoyment with a photograph that gives you a peaceful and contented feeling wrapped in a sense of wonder.

We want to give you an opportunity to see ordinary everyday things in a different way.   Step in and refresh your soul.

We also share the belief that "Acts of Kindness" can change anything, providing help and hope to others.

"Be joyful always, pray at all times, be thankful in all circumstances."

The Bible, 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

Remember Michael Sweeney, Jr.

Read the Inspirational "Thought of the Day" at


or go to

Michael's Act of Kindness on Facebook.

Time to step back and refresh your soul.

Water droplets on a leaf

Water droplets on a leaf

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