After 30 years in the floral and plant nursery business, Debra and Dave Vanderlaan sold both businesses and turned their life-long photography hobby into full-time obsession. The Vanderlaans are both award-winning photographers, well known domestically and internationally alike. Many of Debra and Dave’s images showcase the tropical landscapes of South Florida, the mountain vistas of the Great Smoky Mountains region, and many other gorgeous locales around the world. Their motto is “Celebrate Life”, which seemed a natural name for their gallery.
Their images have been displayed in the Smithsonian Museum, North Carolina Museum of Art, Turchin Art Center in Boone NC, Palm Beach Photography Museum, and many other museums and galleries around the country. Some of Celebrate Life’s images are now in private collections in the USA, Canada, England, Sweden, Switzerland, France, Slovakia, and India.