Milwaukee Headshots features photography by Bill Sargent, Certified Professional Photographer.
I live in West Allis, a suburb of Milwaukee, with my most awesome, angelic wife, Darlene. We have two fantastic daughters, Kim and Jen. Together, we enjoy traveling, great food, reading, and outdoor recreation. Hot tubs and chocolate are very high on my list. J
So why photography? I starts with my being a "doer" instead of a spectator. Some people spend their lives "watching things" and watching others live their lives. My drive is fueled by my self-imposed designation as a life-long learner with a focus on wisdom, success, and the pursuit of excellence.
I find I'm not really happy unless I'm creating things and usually those two things fall under two categories - photography and music. I've been a professional musician over my entire lifetime, beginning at the age of 13 years old. During that time, I have been fortunate to perform with several "Hall Of Fame" artists and many of the world's top musicians.
My photography interests began while traveling the country as a teenager. I opened my first photography studio during the film days, at the age of 21. My focus was studio portraiture and freelance work. I was also the hometown newspaper photographer.
The cool thing is music and photography are twins. I have found that many of the top photographers are musicians and many top musicians are photogs. Both provide the challenge of being better every day and with both there is no top end; no ceiling. For both it's always a process without the finality of having conquered.
With both music and photography, I am creating things. In music, the moment it's done, it's gone; it's in the past. In photography, I am creating memories and art; memories and art that will last a lifetime, and, perhaps, many lifetimes. With both my music and my photographs, I am making people happy, making them smile, and bringing back memories. That's both rewarding and fulfilling.
I am a Certified Professional Photographer (CPP)*
President of the Wisconsin Professional Photographers Association (WPPA)
Member of Professional Photographers of America (PPA)
* "Bill Sargent earned this designation after completing an intensive program that measures his artistic and technical competence. Professional Photographers of America currently recognizes fewer than 2,500 CPPs."