Michael Petipas was born in Boston, Massachusetts. At age four, his family moved to rural New Hampshire where he grew up on a 60-acre farm. His life on the farm shaped his love of nature, adventurous character, and creative spirit. Mike’s love of photography was encouraged by his beloved grandfather, Vincent Petipas (Bubs), who worked as a professional photographer in Boston. Mike continues to find inspiration in the natural beauty of New England and spends many hours hiking in search of the perfect shot. Mike lives in Bristol, New Hampshire, with his wife, Aisling (also an accomplished artist), and dog, Sherman.