Customer Advisory Board

Our Customer Advisory Board was developed with the mindset that there’s no better way to determine our customers’ needs than by talking to (and more importantly, listening to) our customers directly!

 

We hold quarterly formal meetings with the board and have constant feedback and communication with these members so we can better exceed your expectations by anticipating your needs at every opportunity.

 


 

wedding photograph Patrick Abel: Special Moments Photography
 
Contact Information: www.specialmomentsusa.com
 
Location: Plymouth, MI
 
Type of Photography: Weddings
 
Years in the Photography Industry:20+
 
Bio:
Coming soon!

 


 

EmilyJohnson_pic Emily Johnson
 
Contact Information: www.emilyjohnsonphotography.com
 
Location:Milwaukee, WI
 
Type of Photography: Wedding & Portrait
 
Years in the Photography Industry: 10
 
Bio:
Emily started out photographing newborns at all the hospitals in her area. Some friends of hers started a wedding photography business and she joined their studio in 2004 and stayed there until 2007. At the start of 2008 Emily launched her own company. She loves to be able to capture moments for people and it is a creative outlet for Emily. She feels like photography utilizes all of her strengths – people skills, sales & art.

 


 

 sshannon Sean Shannon
 
Contact Information: www.seanshannonphotography.com
 
Location: Blacksburg, VA
 
Type of Photography: Child, Family & Weddings
 
Years in the Photography Industry: 20
 
Bio:
While my interest in photography began in high school, I have been a photographer by trade for nearly 20 years. I began my career with a focus in child and family photography but ultimately found my niche once I began shooting weddings. I was able to develop a personal artistic style, both as a hobby and profession, that was strongly influenced by photojournalism. This style acted as the igniting spark that created Let’s Be Candid. Let’s Be Candid was created in 2008 with the goal of utilizing artistic photography elements to capture wedding memories. To date, I have booked nearly 1,000 weddings throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. I am particularly fond of wedding photography because it offers a unique opportunity to take part in such an important life event and capture the joy, love, and happiness of others through my perspective.

 


 

2015-01-21_12-04-14 Jay Seth
 
Contact Information: www.jaysethphoto.com
 
Location: New York, NY
 
Type of Photography: Weddings
 
Years in the Photography Industry:20+
 
Bio:
Coming soon!

 


 

 Troy Marjorie Profile Troy & Margie Miller: Imagery Concepts
 
Contact Information: www.imageryconcepts.com
 
Location: Corona, CA
 
Type of Photography: Weddings
 
Years in the Photography Industry: 20+
 
Bio:
Marjorie and Troy have been professional wedding photographers for over 20 years.  As a team, Marjorie and Troy have distinct opinions and separate jobs in their business.  Troy first mastered his craft in film and later refined those skills by embracing digital capture.  Troy is the eyes of the company, using his creative shooting techniques and editing skills to give Imagery Concepts a one-of-a-kind perspective.  Marjorie is the heart of the business, communicating daily with brides and building relationships that last a lifetime.  They come together on the wedding day to capture breath-taking images from both perspectives.  As a team, Troy has accomplished several awards, including the Professional Photographers of California (PPC) 2012 Wedding Photographer of the Year, 2013 Commercial Photographer of the Year, and had his images placed into the Professional Photographers of America’s (PPA) 2013 and 2014 Loan Collection.  Troy is motivated to help educate other photographers through organizations such as PPC and local photography affiliates with his participation as PPC Expo Digital Cafe Chair and lecturer.  Troy served his local affiliate (IEPPV) as the 2012-2013 President where he also earned 2011, 2013, and 2014 Wedding Photographer of the Year.

 


 

 jmiguel J. Miguel
 
Contact Information: www.jmiguel.com
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
 
Type of Photography: Weddings & Portraits
 
Years in the Photography Industry:30+
 
Bio:
J. Miguel Studio has been a thriving family business in Miami, Florida for over 30 years. Considered one of Florida’s most talented and versatile studio owners, J. Miguel has now brought his business to Roswell, Georgia, along with his talented staff. Expanding the business was not expected and certainly not an easy decision. Three years ago Mr. Hernandez and his wife were faced with the decision to adopt three children within the family. In order to give the children the best life possible, Mr. and Mrs. Hernandez decided to move their new family to the safe, family oriented state of Georgia. This decision meant starting over, not only with three small children, but also raising a business from the ground. The three beautiful children now form part of the Hernandez family. Mr. and Mrs. Hernandez have high hopes that Georgia will be a great place for their children to grow, but also for their business to thrive.

 


 

 2015-01-21_12-16-29 Caitlin Hudnall: Caitlin’s Creations
 
Contact Information: www.ccportraitdesign.com
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
 
Type of Photography: Weddings, Events & Portraits
 
Years in the Photography Industry: 7
 
Bio:
Caitlin was drawn into photography through high-school and college and found her love for graphic design along the way.  After several years of training under some amazing industry professionals in the field, Caitlin decided to open Caitlin’s Creations Photography and Design in the fall of 2008.  With the help of her amazing husband and wonderful clients, six years and 6 awarded magazine covers later, Caitlin’s Creations has grown to one of the top wedding photography companies in San Antonio.  Caitlin specializes in capturing personal moments and the warmth of each individual subject, and then turning those moments into beautiful stories through graphic design.  Her specialties are Weddings, Bar Mitzvahs, and Baby Portraits.  Caitlin loves being able to work closely with her clients and limits her bookings each year in order to have that time and connection with each one.  Besides being a romantic at heart and in love with the beauty and promise of weddings, Caitlin and her husband are avid Swing Dancers, so she has a special place in her heart for all things vintage.

 


 

 Sara-Kauss-Pink-Chair_0242-square-web Sara Kauss
 
Contact Information: www.sarakauss.com
 
Location:Jupiter, FL
 
Type of Photography: Weddings & Events
 
Years in the Photography Industry:
 
Bio:
Sara Kauss, an international photographer is mostly known for her photojournalistic style and colorful, dynamic photos with personality, is currently making her mark with her Destination Wedding and Music-themed photos. Sara Kauss photography specializes in destination weddings, concert photography, and musician shoots. Aside from that, Kauss also makes it her duty to speak to photographers across the country on how to build a successful photography business, and teaches workshops to educate photographers on proper shooting techniques.  “At Sara Kauss Photography, I want my images to tell a story, create the feeling you were right there in that moment,” says Kauss.  “Whether it be a secret look between a bride and groom, an artist rocking out on stage or a musician in their element posing for that descriptive album cover shot, creativity is forefront to every single moment captured. “Sara Kauss has been featured on NBC’s Wedding Special, BRIDES Magazine, Style Me Pretty, The Knot, CBS News, People and Southern Weddings.

 


 

 2015-01-21_12-28-12 Anne Sachs
 
Contact Information: www.artfulweddings.com
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
 
Type of Photography: Wedding
 
Years in the Photography Industry:
 
Bio:
One of Maryland’s top wedding photographers, Anne got her start while working with her husband Joe in his NYC commercial studio as both an assistant and stylist.   After relocating to Baltimore, Anne and Joe began Artful Weddings.  Between their photographic expertise/style and ability to give their clients a relaxed, fun experience, Artful Weddings has continued to grow and become one of the top studios in Maryland.  In addition to numerous blogs, Anne’s work has appeared in publications such as the Knot magazine, Elegant Bride, Engaged magazine, Baltimore Bride, Style and Modern Bride.

 


 

 bfloden Brad Floden: Cobalt Photography
 
Contact Information: www.photosbycobalt.com
 
Location: Northbrook, IL
 
Type of Photography: Weddings, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, Corporate.
 
Years in the Photography Industry:20
 
Bio:
Brad started his professional journey as a scenic and lighting designer in Chicago after graduating college. He started working as a photographer in 1995 and very quickly focused all his time on the camera. His first job was photographing families and most enjoyed capturing the first few weeks of a newborn. From there he started shooting events for a studio on Chicago’s northshore and developed a strong reputation within the community which led him to forming his own studio in 2004. Originally named Classic Image Photography, the studio was rebranded in 2012 to Cobalt Photography in order to stand apart from the numerous “Classic” named studios on the internet. Brad now has two photographers shooting with him, and the studio averages 80-100 events a year. With a strong position in the Jewish market, the studio shoots an abundance of bar and bat mitzvahs, as well as it’s share of weddings and a very busy corporate schedule. When Brad is not shooting, he lives to be under the water on scuba, or in the mud on his ATV.

 



 

chriscami1 Chris & Cami
 
Contact Information: www.chrisandcami.com/blog
 
Location:Charleston, SC
 
Type of Photography: Wedding
 
Years in the Photography Industry: 20+
 
Bio:
In 1994, Chris and Cami were pursuing separate photographic careers when a chance encounter brought them together. One day Chris’ lab tech had to leave work one day due to an emergency, Cami volunteered to cover the void. What began as a professional courtesy soon turned into…well…as they say, the rest is history! Together, Chris and Cami are able to provide the quality photography and personal service to every client in or visiting the Charleston area.

 


 

Customer Advisory Board Alumni 2013-2014

 



nick Nicholas Albert: Artistic Imagery
 
Contact Information: www.artisticimagery.com
 
Location: Bensalem, PA
 
Type of Photography: Wedding
 
Years in the Photography Industry:20

 


 

belen Belen Aquino: Gerber & Scarpelli Weddings
 
Contact Information:www.gerberscarpelliweddings.com
 
Location: Chicago, IL
 
Type of Photography:Wedding
 
Years in the Photography Industry: 12

 


 

LaurenBarney_pic Lauren Barney
 
Contact Information: www.laurenbarneyphotography.com
 
Location: Kent, OH
 
Type of Photography:Weddings, children & some corporate
 
Years in the Photography Industry:11

 


 

lindsaybetz_pic Lindsay Betz: Jonathan Betz Photography
 
Contact Information: www.jonathanbetz.com
 
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
 
Type of Photography: Portraits & Weddings
 
Years in the Photography Industry: 6

 


 

Dan_pic Dan Dettloff: Elite Entertainment, Inc.
 
Contact Information: www.weddingsbyelite.com
 
Location: Warren, MI
 
Type of Photography: Weddings, Engagement Sessions and Family Portraits
 
Years in the Photography Industry: 5

 


 

ChrisFallon_pic Chris Fallon: Fallon Photos, LLC
 
Contact Information: www.fallonphotos.com
 
Location: www.fallonphotos.com
 
Type of Photography: Wedding
 
Years in the Photography Industry: 30

 


 

james James Fidelibus: JB Studios
 
Contact Information: www.jamesbrian.com
 
Location:Walnut Creek, CA
 
Type of Photography:Portrait, Wedding, Corporate Events
 
Years in the Photography Industry:30

 


 

darah_alone Darah Groce: Dollface Studio
 
Contact Information:www.dollfacestudio.com
 
Location:Philadelphia, PA
 
Type of Photography: Wedding and Boudoir
 
Years in the Photography Industry: 13

 


 

meir Meir Israel: Michael Anthony Photography
 
Contact Information:www.maelite.com
 
Location: Coral Springs, FL
 
Type of Photography: Wedding and Portrait
 
Years in the Photography Industry: 15

 


 

michael mcmahon Michael McMahon
 
Contact Information:www.georgestreetphoto.com
 
Location: Chicago, IL
 
Type of Photography: Wedding, Photo Journalism, Landscape, Portraiture
 
Years in the Photography Industry: His entire life

 


 

TimOtto_pic Tim Otto
Contact Information:www.timotto.com
 
Location:San Diego, CA
 
Type of Photography: Weddings and Portraits
 
Years in the Photography Industry: 20

 


 

michael Michael A. Sabatino: Michael Anthony Photography
 
Contact Information: www.michaelanthonyphoto.com
 
Location:Cooper City, FL
 
Type of Photography: Wedding and Portrait
 
Years in the Photography Industry: 26

 


 

AshleyStone_pic Ashley Stone
 
Contact Information:www.ashleystonephotography.com
 
Location: Archdale, NC
 
Type of Photography: Children, Families, and Weddings
 
Years in the Photography Industry: 6

 


 

Pete_pic Peter Thompson: Photo Hawaii
 
Contact Information:www.photohawaii.com
 
Location: Kihei, HI
 
Type of Photography: Destination Weddings
 
Years in the Photography Industry: 41

 


 

courtney_pic Courtney Van Damme: Timothy Whaley & Associates
 
Contact Information:www.twaphoto.com
 
Location: Lombard, IL
 
Type of Photography: Wedding/ Portrait
 
Years in the Photography Industry: 7

 


 

tim Tim Whaley
 
Contact Information: www.twaphoto.com
 
Location: Lombard, IL
 
Type of Photography:Wedding
 
Years in the Photography Industry: 21