I love engaging with people and try to bring out their true expressions. Photographs are more than a piece of paper or an image on your home computer or mobile device. They are a connection to our past and a gift to our future. They are the representation of all that the mind forgets and what the heart will always remember. I hope you will allow me the opportunity and privilege of providing you with artistic portraits that will stand the test of time.
My given name is Richard Blaine McCune. My family calls me Rick (or dad, or sweetheart), my friends call me either Rick or Richard, and I am hoping that you call me to set up a Portrait Session.
I was born in Waco, Texas at James Connally Air Force Base. My dad was in the Air Force so we moved around from time to time.Twice overseas; Japan and Italy. My dad retired from the Air Force in 1974 and we moved to Allen, Texas. This is where I went to High School. After graduating, I decided to enlist in the Air Force myself. I went in the military mainly because my grandfather was in the Army/Air Corp, my father retired from the Air Force after 22 years, and my three older brothers all spent time in the Air Force. It was like taking over the family business. While I was in, I lived in Colorado, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas and the Netherlands. I settled in East Texas after leaving the Air Force after 6 years of service in 1984.
After settling in East Texas, I met my bride to be, Kay. We eventually got married and have three wonderful boys; Richard (32), Jonathan (24), and Cameron (18). I know that they are spaced out quite a bit, but I figured after the first one, we would have live-in babysitters. After Kay and I had been married for about 9 years, I decided to go in the Air Force Reserve so that I could finish out my time in the military. After 16 years in the Air Force Reserve, I was able to retire from the Air Force with 22 years of service. That was three years ago.
Kay and I have been married for over 27 years now and I have had a pretty interesting life and my only regret is not having more formal pictures as we were growing up. Back then, you would just go to a portrait studio. They would roll down a random backdrop and take a few uninteresting photos. Today is different..... you can still get portraits with backdrops, but you can now get portraits taken in just about any place imaginable.