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Work experience

May 2005Present

Owner / Photographer

Bradel Images

I have been running Bradel Images since 1995 and I primarily photograph weddings, portraits and commercial assignments. I am also available for editorial assignments. My commercial assignments have ranged from taking photographs of a business and it's employees for their website, to real estate and architectural photographs for print.


Sub-Contracted Photographer

Northwest Sports Photography

Photographing different types of sporting events around Washington and Oregon. Sports photographed included baseball, football, swimming, soccer and golf at all different age and skill levels. Job included photographing the events and uploading the photos to the company server so they could be printed and made ready for sale. At times I would also run the booth and sell the images I had taken from the event.

May 1993May 2005

Staff Photographer

The Missoulian

I photographed assignments for the news and advertising sides of the paper. On the news side I would cover anything from breaking news to features, along with stories that I proposed. The ad side was more commercial oriented with photos ranging from luxury homes and cars, to bags of dog food. Both types of photography had their own unique challenges, but both required quick and creative thinking to get the best results under daily deadline pressure.


Staff Photographer

The Kalispell Weekly News

I would photograph typical newspaper assignments such as news, features and sports, but it also included photographing nature and wildlife. My other duties were occasional reporting and ad sales.


Sep 1992May 1995

Bachelor of Arts

University of Montana

My Bachelor of Arts is in Journalism with an emphasis in Photojournalism. My minor is in Sociology.


Computer / Software
I am very proficient on Apple computers, but I also have PC experience. The software I have the most experience in is Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom and Photoshop Elements. I am also familiar with HDR and Enfuse software for blending several exposures of an image into one. 
Publication Design
As a staff photographer at The Missoulian, you would come with the page design of every story you photographed. This was valuable experience when it comes to putting together the best visual elements on a page or brochure.


Shannon King-Wilson

Michael Gallacher

Dan McDowell




Most anything anywhere with my family interests me quite a bit. I also like listening to Christian music, reading, motorcycles, fishing, golf, hunting, traveling, skiing, bicycling and people in general.

Previous Experience

Quality control tech:  Semitool, Kalispell MT Testing of prototype electronic equipment.Surveyor:  Canyon Logging Co., Columbia Falls, MT.  Surveyed roads for timber sales.Welder:  B & T Custom Welding, Kalispell, MT.  Fabrication and general repair welding.


I'm a country boy from Montana that found his way to Alabama via Washington state. My BA is in Journalism with an emphasis in photojournalism, and I spent 12 years as a staff photographer for The Missoulian in Missoula, Mont. before heading out on my own. I love God, family, the outdoors and a really good beer! It's all about doing what you love and helping folks, life is too short not to! Live life to the fullest, love like there is no tomorrow and laugh everyday!