The Rineharts playing a hand in the carriage house bar, November 2017.

The Rineharts playing a hand in the carriage house bar, November 2017.

Why We Photograph

"You can't depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus."

-- Mark Twain

People tend to associate being at the right time and the right place with taking great photos, and while that might be true for shooting sunsets, sports, or politics, so far as putting on canvas the important moments of our daily lives goes, it's not true at all. Every life is a compelling life; to each, every day has a beginning, middle, and end. Time matters, for time is all we really have.

People look at photographs not so much to "remember that time," but to refresh their imaginations, to appreciate the details of their world, and to remind themselves that, in their lives and the lives of their families, friends, co-workers and clients, time has mattered.

What then is a photographer's role? Simply put, to engage the viewer's imagination. That allows one to refocus the eyes on what is important in life, and to customers, and to loved ones.

That's what we do.

Mike & Barbara MacLeod
Studio MacLeod
(406) 599-1992