Welcome to my website!

I was born and raised in St. Louis and, except for serving in the Air Force, I have lived here all my life. While in the Air Force I was fortunate to live for a year in Texas, a year in California, and two years in Italy.

After the Air Force, I worked as a Graphic Artist for 27 years before entering the computer programming field.  I’ve also worked as a professional photographer for several studios including Anmar Photography, Complete Photo and Video, Haller Concepts, Trotter Photography, and for my own studio, Apple Creek Productions, serving many different clients. I closed Apple Creek Productions at the end of 2018 to focus on my career as a computer programmer.

Currently, I work full-time as a software application developer and occasionally do some freelance photography, which is still one of my favorite things to do. However, now I just do photography for pleasure, friends, family, and for the occasional client.

This blog acts as a central location where I can post about the things I enjoy and link to my photography website, as well as anything else I might want to share.

~ Don

don [at] deschaffer (dot) com
314 . 369 . 6967