Blaine has had a passion for photography since picking up a camera and learning darkroom techniques in 7th grade. He attended Iowa State University, but then decided to follow his passion, earning a degree in Commercial Photography from Hawkeye Community College. After shooting photographs and photo assisting many talented photographers for nine years, Blaine joined Meredith as a staff photographer. He currently has 14 years of experience as a photographer. Blaine has photographed many travel, food and lifestyle locations all over the United States, Haiti and Mexico for Dotdash Meredith’s many publications.
Blaine and his wife, Jenny, have two lovely daughters, age 10 and 13. They enjoy many activities outdoors, and their favorite place is Colorado.