Bruce grew up in Waukegan and then went to school in DeKalb. He graduated from Northern Illinois University with a Masters in Physics and worked for 21 years in that field before starting a photography business. Brighter Visions Photography was established in 1994 starting with weddings and high school seniors. Bruce joined Professional Photographers of America (PPA) in 1995. Throughout the years he has accumulated a Fellowship degree from PPANI (Northern IL) in 1997, a Masters degree from PPA in 2003, and 8 PPA Loan Collection prints, one of which was selected to be displayed at Epcot Center. Another was published in Professional Photographer magazine in 2004. Hes been working with Photoshop for many years and recently has been doing Photoshop training. Bruce was awarded the Highest Scoring Print award and the traveling trophy for cumulative points for PPANI. He was just awarded PPA's Master of Electronic Imaging as of Jan. 2010

Most of his work is portraiture but some of his favorites, as shown in the Gallery section, emphasize his diversity in imaging.