My name is Michael Smirnov and I love to photograph people, cars and nature. In 1996 my family immigrated to the United States from Vladikavkaz, Russia due to the dangerous situation in that area. From a very young age, I loved taking photos and took over my father's film camera whenever I had a chance. I bought my first DSLR in the year 2008 and taking photos has been my passion ever since. My focus is to capture unique images of people, special occasions and beautiful scenery. I photograph weddings, engagements, families and a variety of different events. Besides taking photos, I lead the youth choir at my church and enjoy singing with my siblings.