Man holding a baby in the air and kissing her.

What is your first and last name as you would like it to appear? 

Brandon VandeCaveye 

Where did you grow up? 

Chatham 

What was your first job? 

Corn Detasseling 

What is your favourite season, and why? 

Spring/Fall. Love the cooler temps, the visible colour change in nature 

Name an experience that has positively motivated you? 

In college I was ready to leave, just didn’t feel right. My close friend who is also from Chatham convinced me to stay to the end of the week. I did, that day we had a guest lecture from a professional sports photographer. That day changed the course of my life. 

What did you do after high school? 

Went to Fanshawe College. Moved back home, worked at Navistar. Then free-lanced and worked for the Chatham Sun.  

What are you doing now? 

Photographer/Business Owner 

What is your #1 reason for choosing Chatham-Kent as “home”? 

My wife and I moved to London as I was working there. We then started a family and with the arrival of our second child we knew we wanted to be closer to family. So we sold our house and found a beautiful home in Chatham that was more than we were looking for. Our #1 reason was family. Traffic, cost of homes and a slower pace of life were all very close though.