Here is one of my wife and I captured by the famous Rhonda Spencer.
She is so much fun to go shooting with and always ready to give a helpful suggestion or needed encouragement.
Angella and I were taking photos of a Cooper's hawk high in the tree and my wife decided to lay her head on my shoe for support because her neck was getting tried of looking up so much. Rhonda of course took the advantage to capture the moment for prosperity. (and of course a few laughs later)
I know Rhonda may never read this, but I want to say thank you for the years of not only our friendship but also your encouragement and support of my dream (and Angella's dream) of becoming a professional photographers.
I first met Rhonda about 5 years ago when I first started in DSLR photography when all I had was a second hand Canon XTi Rebel and an EF-s 55-250 lens. Not once has Rhonda ever degraded me because of the equipment I shot with or my lack of knowledge but instead she taught me to learn and use what I had and that it was the person behind the camera and NOT the camera that took the photos. Something I still truly believe in 100% today.
Rhonda has never looked "down" on us (Angella and I) either because of our lack of experience or not having the "proper" shooting equipment. She has always given complements when she felt they were due and is the embodiment of what I believe a true professional should be. She are a very humble and fun person that draws like persons to herself.
It's people like Rhonda, Jay Pierstorff, Kenny Don and many others (Like Leona Biskie and Dave Mathes, to name only a few) who make photography fun and worth the investment and time spent learning how to capture that "ONE" perfect image. I know I speak for Angella when I say how grateful we are that we have not only become their friends but over time earned their respect as fellow photographers and have been able to help them with many projects.
We feel like we have been adopted by a very loving and awesome family, one of which I am proud to be considered a part of.