In high school Jeff quickly fell in love with photography. After pursuing every class related to photography, Jeff attended the Hallmark Institute of Photography. In 2003 Jeff and his wife Carolle opened their studio in Manchester, and have seen meteoric growth since opening. They have a loyal following of children and family clients, a buzz in the wedding industry, and a growing number of commercial portrait clients. Jeff has attained his Master of Photography Degree, Photographic Craftsman Degree and is a Certified Professional Photographer. He was a director for two years, and has fulfilled his terms through the Executive chairs within the New Hampshire Professional Photographers Association. In 2012 Jeff and Carolle purchased a building with a storybook past in the small village of Bedford, NH. Their studio was featured in Professional Photographer Magazine in 2008 and 2013. They have been frequent contributors since 2008. Jeff and Carolle have just finished writing two titles for Amherst Media. “Lighting on Location” and “Profit building for the professional photographer”. Jeff has two wonderful daughters age 14 and 16 and has been married to his wife Carolle for over 20 years. Jeff plays drums, bass and the Chapman stick. During his free time, he builds guitars.
Padraic Deasy born in Ireland in 1976 joined his family business after graduating from Dun Laoghaire College of Art And Design in 1996. Having grown up in the business he was always surrounded by photography and it was a given that he would take on Deasy Photographic.At the age of 21 and still a student Padraic’s gift for capturing life began to be recognised as he started winning competitions at the highest levels of professional portrait photography. Since then he has amassed a list of awards unrivalled in his chosen field of portrait photography to this day in Ireland.He was FEP European Portrait Photographer of the Year 2010, a member of The Society of XXV, The only Fellow in Portrait Photography in the Irish Professional Photographers Association and is a Qualified European Photographer (QEP) with the Federation of European Photographers.Padraic has a list of clients from all over Ireland, Europe and even America of who choose to be captured by him in his studio. Padraic has continued to master the art of portrait photography and is always pushing the boundaries making his work unique and enviable within his profession.In recent years Padraic Deasy is in demand internationally to educate in both the business of Portrait Photography and his unique styles of lighting.
Daniel Doke brings years of experience and dedication in photojournalism, portrait, contemporary, fashion, boudoir and wedding photography.Dan has achieved the status of Photographic Craftsmen and Certified Professional Photographer from the Professional Photographers of America. He was also named one of the top 100 Photographers by Westcott Lighting.Dan has photographed over 36 magazine covers including Rangefinder, Studio Photography, Simply Elegant Platinum Weddings, Gala and La Bella Bride to name a few. Many of his images can be seen in magazines like Grace Ormond Wedding Style, Southern New England Weddings and Boston Weddings.Dan is also a dedicated educator, sharing his talent and enthusiasm to other photographers at both the state and national level. One of the most awarded wedding photographers in the area, 3 time winner of the Massachusetts Photographer of the year, 4 times Massachusetts Album of the year,3 times New England album of the year, along with multiple Kodak Gallery and Fuji Awards, Best of the Knot and many more.
Portrait Artist Rod Evans has become renowned for his innovative portraits by combining an intense love of art and a visionary style. He has been requested to lecture nationally as well as internationally for a host of venues including PPA's Imaging USA, WPPI, and Senior Portrait Artists Events. Rod's images have been exhibited in art galleries, showcased in Canon training books as well as magazine publications, and he has been featured on the cover of Professional Photographers of America Magazine. He is also featured as one of 11 top photographers for Canon USA's workflow training DVD. He is a PPA National Award winner who has been on Photoworkshop.com and PhotoVision Video Magazine. Rod was selected to be member of the prestigious Society of XXV, an international group made up of some of the finest photographers. Rod feels the art is in communication and learning to feel the image verses just seeing the image. This is how he is able to create art in each subject he photographs.
Allison Tyler Jones spends her days capturing spontaneous portraits of children and their families. An author of four photography books, her most recent title, 100% Kid (Peachpit Press) focuses on photographing kids in gorgeous light. Allison owned a retail store for 12 years in a former life and has leveraged that business expertise to create a studio that ranks as one of the nation’s most profitable, according to PPA. Committed to the art of the photographic print, Allison works with her clients and their interior designers to create iconic art pieces and family galleries for their homes.
Susan Michal is an internationally published, award winning portrait and wedding photographer. Her unique photographic images have been featured in calendars, greeting cards, and posters around the world.Susan's specialty is capturing what is special and unique about your individual wedding or portrait session to create memories that will be treasured for generations to come. Her unique ability to recognize and preserve those special moments has made her one of Florida's most sought after photographers.Susan holds the Master Craftsman Degree in photography and is certified by the Professional Photographers of America.She has been named North Florida’s photographer of the year and is an active member of Professional Photographer of North Florida and Professional Photographer’s of America. She has won numerous awards including Best of Show weddings at Southeast Professional Photographer’s, First Place Portrait of a Child and the Fuji Masterpiece Award from the Florida Professional Photographer’s and has had the distinction of having many of her images included in the Professional Photographer’ s of America Loan Collection.Susan currently serves on the executive board of of Professional Photographers of America.
Grand Ledge, MI United States Ron Nichols, M. Photog., Hon. M.Photog., Cr., API Ron has always been an early adopter of technology. He began working with manufacturers and software developers on ways to best integrate their products into studios. He now provides consulting services to studios, labs and software development companies. He teaches digital workflow and sales through in-studio seminars, conventions and lab sponsored events. He developed the Ron Nichols Studio Retouching Palette that has simplified portrait retouching and is now being used in studios around the world. The Grand Ledge, Michigan studio continues, while mostly managed by Ron’s wife Carol. The studio specializes in family portraits, children, and high school seniors. Ron, a Master Photographer, Honorary Master of Photography, Photographic Craftsman and has earned Gallery and Masterpiece Awards along with PPA International Loan Collection image recognitions. A Professional Photographers of America Past President, he is also a Past President of the Society of XXV. In 1998, he received the PPA, the National Award, and in 2011 was presented the Leadership Award by the United Nations International Photographic Council. Throughout his career, Ron has been active in local, state and national organizations. He co-founded the Great Lakes Institute of Photography (GLIP) and served seven years as its director.
Our studio consists of Clark & Rachel Marten and son, Rudi. For 28 years we ran a rural home-based studio, before Rudi's inspired us to move our studio into a historic building in the art district of downtown Billings. We have so much excitement for the future. Rudi, with his marketing skills brings the business in the door, Rachel, well known for her sales skills pays the bills, and Clark continues to try new things (lately working with the medium format Phase One system). Rudi is also doing photography and bring a wonderful addition to the styles we offer.
As a child, Sarah Petty did not exist in photographs. Not many, anyway. It was certainly not for lack of love that her parents didn't document her childhood. They were too busy keeping her older brother away from lawnmowers and power tools...and before they know it, she was six feet tall with her own portrait studio. Sarah's goal as a photographer became clear over seventeen years ago when she started her studio: to celebrate children at every age, to unveil the spirit of a child in her images and to help families decorate their worlds with highly personal artwork. Artwork that matters.
Mary Fisk-Taylor has been a member of the Professional Photographers of America since 1998. Along with her business partner, Jamie Hayes, they operate a high-end wedding and portrait business in Richmond, Virginia. Hayes & Fisk Photography is a home-based studio located on almost one acre of beautiful gardens and they have successfully created one of the most sought after Portrait and Wedding studios in their area. In 2009 Mary developed the concept of a fresh and fun new studio in the Richmond area. With the help of her family, most importantly her mom and sister, Real Life Studios was opened in Midlothian, Virginia. Real Life Studios is best known for their high school senior portraits as well as the funky children and tween imagery. Real Life also has an entire Event and Party division which gives the studio constant and steady revenue of new clients and income year round. Mary was very pleased and honored to have received her Master of Photography, Craftsmen of Photography and Certification of Professional Photography in just three short years!!! This was quite an accomplishment for her both personally and professionally. Mary was named Photographer of the Year in 2007 and has won Best Wedding Album of the Year in Virginia several times. Nationally she has had her albums in the top five. She has won numerous Best in Show awards, Kodak Gallery Awards, Fuji Masterpiece Awards, Loan Collection prints and albums. Mary is also a recipient of the prestigious Virginia Award, which honors photographers for their commitment and dedication to their state association, and the business of professional photography. And, in 2012 she was awarded the PPA Charities Legacy Award for her work and dedication to the philanthropic arm of PPA. At IUSA 2014, Mary will be awarded the Charles H. (Bud) Haynes Award for her distinguished service to PPA and its members for encouraging business awareness and practices in the field of professional image-making. Jamie Hayes-From that first exposure, I knew that nothing would fulfill my spirit like photographing people. This is and always has been my purpose in life. Over the past 38 years I have had the honor and privilege of capturing the most precious moments and amazing celebrations in the lives of the most incredible people on earth - my clients. Who would have thought that just a couple of books of S&H green stamps could have sparked such an amazing journey.I am humbled to have been trusted with the responsibility of preserving memories of today for tomorrow.
Vicki is the owner of V Gallery and focuses on offering a boutique photographic experience for children, families, seniors, and pet portrait clients. Vicki has been an artist her entire life and has been using a camera to create her art for the last 13 years. She has been recognized internationally in the photographic industry with numerous awards, magazine and book publications, and the opportunity to teach photographers around the world. Most recently Vicki became a mother, which has caused her to re-invent, re-prioritize, and re-focus her business while keeping her passion for photography alive
I began my life as a wrestler. For 20 years I dedicated nearly every waking moment to becoming the best. I was a Division 1 All American and captain of one of the most dominant teams in the history of collegiate sports before injuries caused me to look for a new outlet for my energy. That drive found a place to go when my wife brought home my newborn son’s first portraits from a mall photographer and told me that she didn’t think I could do what they did.Capturing the human form had always been a passion of mine. Much of my free time had always been spent drawing people, everywhere I went I was drawing everyone around me, studying nuances in the way an arm bent or the how the curls of someone's hair fell across their shoulder. I was fascinated how a single line could completely change the way something looked. The study of dynamic lines and light and shadow gave me a great foundation to begin my artistic journey.In 2006 I started photographing some close friends and family. By July 2007 I had built enough of a client base that I decided to leave my job as a graphic artist at the local newspaper and become more serious about photography. I worked for a few years out of an in-home studio and quickly learned what it took to run a successful studio. My drive and passion for creating unique images helped to create a high demand from clients and helped to win many national and international awards. In August of 2011, I opened a 3600 sq ft retail location in my hometown of Wilton, IA and strive to continue to excel and set new standards in the photographic industry.2011 PPI Top Iowa Photographer of the Year2011 PPA International Diamond Photographer of the Year – Master Artist2011 PPA International Gold Photographer of the Year2011 PPA Finished in Top 3 – Grand Imaging Awards – Master Artist2011 Fuji Masterpiece Award2012 PPI Top Iowa Photographer of the Year2012 PPA International Diamond Photographer of the Year2012 PPA First Place Grand Imaging Awards – Illustrative2012 Fuji Masterpiece Award2012 First Place Kodak Gallery Elite Award
The ability to simplify the complicated grows out of Julia Woods' life experiences. Growing up in the Midwest as the middle child of seven, marrying in her early 20's, and choosing to home-school their four children, Julia also took on the task of starting and growing Portraitlife - an internationally recognized boutique wedding, portrait, and photography education business, founded with her husband, Jeff. Julia had everything that she thought she wanted but felt wasn't experiencing life fully. It was in 2009 that she recognized it wasn't her life experiences that needed to change, it was her. In a quest for something more, she began choosing freedom for herself and the life she desires. In this journey, she has experienced a beautiful outcome far beyond what she ever imagined possible. Out of that joy, Beautiful Outcome was created in 2014 as a way of supporting others. She offers Transformational Coaching for bBusinesses & Individuals along with Destination Portraits. Her journey has birthed her desire to stand with others in their transformation, helping them find their vision and experience their Beautiful Outcomes in their life, relationships, and business.
Tim and Beverly took over Walden’s Photography from Tim’s father in 1980, taking the studio in an entirely different direction when they developed their trademark “Relationship” Black and White Fine Art portraiture. Today, they run a high-end studio, providing beautifully crafted portraits in an elegant studio with impeccable customer service. The Walden’s clientele know when they come to Walden’s Photography, they will leave with a masterpiece that celebrates their loved ones in the most beautiful way possible.
Tim Walden, M.Photog.Cr.,Hon.M.Photog.Cr., F-ASP
.PPA-Photographic Master and Craftsman Degrees .ASP-Photographic Fellowship Degree .PPA President (2012) .Member of Society of XXV
.Kodak Mentor .Kodak Gallery Award Winner .Published in Kodak Portrait Book .Internationally Approved Juror .International Speaker .Kentucky Master Photographer of the Year .Kentucky PPA Member and Past President .National Award Winner .Imaging Excellence Award Recipient .Platinum Photographer of the Year-2010 .Gerhard Bakker Award for outstanding service through education in the field of photography and visual communications
Beverly Walden, M.Photog.Cr.
.PPA-Photographic Master and Craftsman Degrees .Member of Society of XXV .Kodak Mentor .Kodak Gallery Elite Award Winner
.International Speaker .Kentucky Master Photographer of the Year .Kentucky PPA Member .National Award Winner .Imaging Excellence Award Recipient .One of eleven women selected to photograph the 2006 PPA President, Michael Taylor .Gerhard Bakker Award for outstanding service through education in the field of photography and visual communications
Tim Walden, M.Photog.Cr.,Hon.M.Photog.Cr., F-ASP .PPA-Photographic Master and Craftsman Degrees .ASP-Photographic Fellowship Degree .PPA President (2012) .Member of Society of XXV .Kodak Mentor .Kodak Gallery Award Winner .Published in Kodak Portrait Book .Internationally Approved Juror .International Speaker .Kentucky Master Photographer of the Year .Kentucky PPA Member and Past President .National Award Winner .Imaging Excellence Award Recipient .Platinum Photographer of the Year-2010 .Gerhard Bakker Award for outstanding service through education in the field of photography and visual communications Beverly Walden, M.Photog.Cr. .PPA-Photographic Master and Craftsman Degrees .Member of Society of XXV .Kodak Mentor .Kodak Gallery Elite Award Winner .International Speaker .Kentucky Master Photographer of the Year .Kentucky PPA Member .National Award Winner .Imaging Excellence Award Recipient .One of eleven women selected to photograph the 2006 PPA President, Michael Taylor .Gerhard Bakker Award for outstanding service through education in the field of photography and visual communications
Kevin is one of only a few people in the world to hold the Triple Master Title from WPPI as well as a Master of Photography from PPA. Kevin has been commissioned by USA TODAY to take portraits of key members of the USA Summer and Winter Olympic Teams and has also had a recurring role in the Hit Discovery Channel Show "Fast N Loud." Kevin covered the Winter Olympics in Sochi and the 2016 Summer Games in Rio. In addition, Kevin has covered major sporting events such as the Super Bowl, Final Four, World Series, and National Championship games. Kevin was also recently named as the Official Photographer for the College Football Playoff National Championship.
After receiving and Bachelor's Degree in Fine Art and Graphic Design and working for several studios, Jen Hillenga started her own studio in 2004 in Savage, Minnesota. In the years since opening Momento Images, Jen has been able to master her skills as a photographer as well as a digital artist, allowing her to turn her images into artworks and gaining her international recognition and awards among her peers, including Kodak and Fuji awards, Canon Par Excellence Award, and European photographer of the Year in the international division. She has had the opportunity to speak on both the national stages of PPA as well as WPPI as well as internationally. Her goal in image making is to find that pivotal moment in each session that speaks to the heart. Her goal in teaching is to enable photographers to find their own voice and to create their own vision in their photography as well as finding successful ways to create brand and client loyalty and build profitable businesses. In 2014, Jen relocated to New York City, where she continues her journey in the photographic industry by becoming Creative Director of AdoramaPix. She continues to educate photographers and teach about business, design, and creativity. She is also working on several personal photographic projects.
Leonardi specializes in capturing your best features dan moments in photography and videography. At Leonardi, we strive to capture the emotions that define the moments. We look for those subtle expressions, the twinkle in the eyes, the subdued smile of pride, the little signs that encapsulate your feelings.
Studio Impressions was created by Marcus Bell. Bringing together a group of likeminded creatives Marcus has built a photography studio recognised internationally for the creativity, quality and professionalism of their work. Marcus’ natural ability to capture the spirit and character of the people he photographs forms the base of the studio’s signature style. He also happens to be one of the most experienced photographers around, with a swathe of awards to prove his talent. But Marcus’ photography is not about him. Photography is his way of giving others a record of their love, those meaningful moments to hold onto forever. He loves it. And it shows. Named in the TOP 10 WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS IN THE WORLD by AMERICAN PHOTO WPPI GRAND AWARD WEDDING PHOTOJOURNALISM AUSTRALIAN WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR - THREE YEARS IN A ROW NIKON AMBASSADOR
Drake Busath has photographed people for 35 years, both by private commission and for advertising use. He claims he was “raised in a darkroom”, the son of pro photographer. Drake and his sons Richard and Bromley (the third generation of Busath’s) operated Busath Studio & Gardens in Salt Lake City. Their staff of 10 produces more than 1000 portrait sessions per year, specializing in families, graduates, children and business portraits. In addition to his Utah studio he operates ItalyWorkshops.com, offering photographic tours and workshops since 1999. Drake, who speaks Italian, specializes in small village and landscape experiences in regions of Tuscany, Liguria, Venice, Lake Como, Amalfi Coast, Puglia and other regions where he has lived and worked. Recognitions include: Masters and Craftsman Degrees from Professional Photographers of America. Charter member of XXV, a society of photographers world wide. Numerous Loan Collection (PPA) honors Best of State 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 for Photographic Portraiture in Utah. PPA National Award for lifetime service to the industry Drake and his wife Liz are based in Salt Lake City with 4 children and 4 grandchildren.
Kevin Jordan is a third generation portrait artist based out of of North Carolina where he has owned a highly successful portrait studio for over 15 years. His studio specializes in decorating homes with portrait art galleries. Kevin has had the honor of educating, training, and consulting photographers across the country. He is always excited to share his life time of photography and business experience with others to help improve their art, make a great living for less effort, and to have fun while enjoying our incredible profession.
http://www.photosbykathryn.com Vancouver, BC Kathryn views portraiture as the art of character expression, a true reflection of natural charisma. She aims to capture the many sides of her subject's personality - either on location or in her Vancouver studio. Shooting her subjects in a friendly, relaxed manner, Kathryn's focus is on the comfort and enjoyment of those she photographs. Years of working with and photographing people, and a keen and artful eye has honed her ability to create beautifully unique, artistic portraits. Photos by Kathryn was started by Kathryn Langsford in 1999, as a much simpler version of what it has since become. Kathryn had previous experience working with children both as a nanny for over 10 years and as a Youth Worker, She began photographing children she had cared for, with a very inexpensive film camera. What began as a side interest for her, blossomed into a career. A self-taught artist and entrepreneur, she quickly positioned herself as Vancouver’s premiere portrait photographer, and is sought after by the most well known of Vancouver families- as well as many international ones who make the trip to have their family captured annually.
http://www.mcclanahanstudio.com Ames, IA Dan McClanahan became a photographer in 2009 with the goal of creating a fresh alternative to traditional photography in his market. His quest was so successful that his work quickly made waves in the photo industry with multiple Grand Imaging Awards, WPPI awards, magazine features and becoming one of the youngest photographers on record to receive all three photography degrees bestowed by PPA. Dan has given back to the photography community as an educator, teaching numerous times at Imaging USA, SYNC, After Dark Education, PhotoVision and several smaller events. He owns and operates McClanahan Studio with his best friend and beautiful wife, Alex, and splits his time between advertising photography and modern high school senior photography. The couple lives and works in a 12k sq/ft historic building they renovated and share with nine tenants. Outside of work Dan is a small town Iowa introvert that loves Jesus, his family, punk rock drumming and strong coffee.