Kirk Voclain was born on July 4, 1962. He has a love for photography that began when he got his first camera by saving box tops from a popular breakfast cereal when he was just 8 years old. He photographed his first wedding professionally at the age of only 15. He only charged $100. He learned the technical aspects of photography, marketing, and business by managing a camera store for 9 years. He married his lovely wife Tammy on February 28, 1987, and opened Kirk Voclain Photography in April 1987. He then quickly grew into the areasí most creative and innovative photographer. He has received countless awards, including Photographer of the Year, Best of Show, Best CPP entry, numerous Fuji Masterpiece Award, etc. He has also received numerous blue ribbons and distinguished print honors. He has had several photographs accepted into the Disney World Kodak EPCOT exhibit. He has had his work published in PPA affiliate magazines and nationally in the Professional Photographer Magazine. He received his Certified Professional Photographer status in 1990. He received his Masters Degree from the PPA in July of 1994 and his Craftsman's Degree in 1995. 2 weeks after his Masters Degree, he received his greatest award to date, his daughter Scarlett. Kirk has been asked to speak to groups of photographers all over the United States & Canada.