Trudel with bride, Mary Woodman (photo by Kevin White)
was born in Brussels, Belgium on June 12, 1950. French is my
native language. I learned English when I moved to the USA about
6 years later.
photography career began in 1978 as a photojournalist for the
newspaper Madison Press Connection where I was awarded Best
News/Sports Photo of the Year by the Milwaukee Press Club.
Over the years, I've been published in magazines ranging from
Atlantic Monthly and Saturday Evening Post to High Times and
a year overseas working for Warner Brothers Records in 1982,
I returned to teach 2nd grade for two years at Wingra School
in Madison. As a result I began to focus more of my time teaching
photography in schools and communities across the country. In
2000, I was selected by the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation to
participate in a national program called "America Creates
for the Millennium." That honor took me to Lincoln, Nebraska
for 4 months where I collaborated with its seniors, teens, and
children on many projects that later toured the nation.
the winter months of the past two decades, I've also taught
photography to the 8th grade at Haleakala Waldorf School in
Maui, Hawaii. The people at the school are wonderful, the setting
is charming and I am very grateful for all of it.
my many years as a wedding photographer, I've been greatly rewarded
as witness to many fleeting yet powerful moments of the human
heart. Capturing them and telling the story of the day is a
challenge that keeps me motivated as an artist. I feel honored
when Im chosen to photograph the glorious tale of a wedding.
hope you enjoy the images you see on my site.
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