Tuesday, January 4, 2011

This is why we shoot pictures.

Boy, the last half of 2010 became very busy and I sorta forgot my blog. So, for 2011 I am going to try and do a little better.

This version of Atkinson Studios has been in business in San Diego now for 24 years. And we are still going strong. We have noticed that we are not as young as we once were and people are now asking about when we intend to retire.

I became a photographer because I needed to provide for my family. I chose this profession because it was interesting and it utilized the skills and talents that I was blessed with. At the beginning there was just the two of us. But it wasn't long before we had a family of five to worry about. This profession has been good to us. We were able to provide our children with a nice home, clothes on their backs and food in their bellies. It seemed to go very fast and soon we were sending all three off to college.

Now all three have families of their own and occupations to provide for those families. So, for this first blog post of the year, I will show my gratitude for my family and share them with you;the few brave people that stumble upon this blog.

From left to Right: Our Son Dan with his wife Laura and kids Olivia and Sawyer. Dan is a very successful dog trainer while Laura teaches fifth grade. Our son Rob with wife Elaine and kids Ashley and Ava. Rob is an accomplished graphic designer and Elaine is in marketing. Our Daughter Shelley with husband Daniel and MacKenzie our newest grand child. Shelley is a great digital retoucher. Which explains why we all look so good in these photos. Her husband is in the health supplement business.

So why not retire? Because Lois and I enjoy coming to work each day. We love the challenges this profession brings. The good old satisfaction of a job well done.

Here's to 2011. May it be good for all.