Ambient Light Studios | About

Ambient Light Studios is a full-service Photography Studio located along the shore of Minnesota Lake, MN. We specialize in Senior and Family Portraits, Event and Sports Photography, large format graphics & printing, and vehicle graphics. Though I have always loved art and graphics, Photography has always been my passion. While in Middle School I got my first camera and was always off in the woods taking photos of wildlife and nature. When i reached High School, I was our Yearbook and School Paper Photographer and developed my interest in doing Portrait Photography.

My interest in Photography led me in the direction of printing, and completed a four-year apprenticeship program in, at the time one of the top 10 printing companies in the country. This of course was long before computers, digital cameras, and Photoshop were even thought of, and having all that traditional experience has helped me to understand and be able to succeed in the "newer" digital technology. I continued my career in the printing industry working in other printing companies, Pre-press trade shops and advertising agencies.

After many years, I decided it was time to venture out into my own business and started Digital Graffiti out of my basement in Amboy, MN. Soon realizing that I was quickly outgrowing my basement, I moved the business to Mapleton, MN.

With the business taking me in more of the direction of Photography, I started doing more Event Photography and got back into doing Portraits again. The name change to Ambient Light Studios reflects the change to more of the Photographic idea. Moving to Minnesota Lake was a big move for me but a move in the right direction. Not only do we have the new indoor studio, we have almost two acres of lakefront property that is becoming our outdoor studio. We are in the process of building some really cool props and setting up the area for some great photo opportunities that will be not only fun but unique.