My name is Michael Santos and I am a portrait photographer. I remember from a young age being asked what I wanted to be when I grew up. I always liked artistic work, but have never been able to draw or paint. When I was a little older I figured why not try photography and from there I fell in love. To me, photography is so much more than taking pictures, it’s capturing moments, moments that won’t happen again.
I never had the chance to meet my grandfather on my dads side, unfortunately he passed before I was born, but I’ve seen photos of him when my dad and uncles were children. The photo that stands out the most to me, is the wedding photo that my grandmother has had on her nightstand for decades. To her, it’s more than a simple piece of paper with a picture on it, it’s a cherished memory.