Clay Cook began his creative career in the music industry, and after 10 years, his passion had leaned towards photography, cinematography and graphic design. Constantly collaborating with designers, national models, filmmakers and other photographers, Clay has built a reputable name as an award-winning internationally published photographer and filmmaker, specializing in fashion editorial and advertising photography. Clay’s work is featured frequently on world-wide photography blogs including Fstoppers, B&H Photo & Video, PetaPixel, SLRLounge, ISO1200 and BorrowLenses among others. Clay has been published in USA Today, First For Women, ProSales Magazine, Modern Salon, American Salon Magazine, Louisville Magazine, The Voice of Louisville, NFocus Magazine, STORY Magazine and Dark Beauty Magazine. Check out his website here.Learn More
Miguel Quiles is a New Jersey-based commercial wedding and portrait photographer who’s been involved in the industry for over 15 years, starting off first as a salesman at a local camera store. Since then, Miguel has been refining his skills and pushing the limits of his creative abilities. As a self-taught photographer, Miguel hopes to share his experience and knowledge with new and upcoming photographers who wish to take their work to the next level. Miguel is a Sony Associate Artisan of Imagery, blogger and contributor for RangeFinder Magazine & SLR Lounge. You can also find Miguel teaching workshops and seminars at Adorama and Unique Photo in the NY/NJ area. Check out more of his work on his website.Learn More
Born in the suburbs of Beijing, Jingna moved to Singapore at age eight. She bought her first camera when she was a fashion design student at 18. With a natural eye and talent for the lens, she left school before graduation to pursue photography full time. In the year after she turned pro, international ad agency Ogilvy & Mather approached her to shoot for Mercedes Benz Taiwan. She also became a regular contributor to Harper’s Bazaar Singapore and took two third-place prizes in the highly prestigious International Photography Awards.
Since then, Jingna’s portfolio has expanded to include such companies as MontBlanc, Canon, Lancome, Pond’s, TRESemme, and Random House Publishing. She is now based in New York where she continues to work with leading publishers and other companies worldwide.
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Sarah is a New York Times best-selling author, highly-acclaimed speaker, author, MBA and coach who started her own boutique photography studio after working for Coca Cola for 20 years and then meeting the marketing goals of a top regional advertising agency’s clients. It was at this ad agency where she taught small businesses the value of a strong foundation and how they would grow with a strong brand. She attributes the rapid growth of her boutique photography studio, which was named one of the most profitable in the country within just five years in business by PPA, to the creation of her own strong brand.Learn More
Recently named Tamron Image Master, Westcott Top Elite Pro, DataColor Visionary, and Moab Image Master, Hernan has garnered over 30 international photography awards, including a prestigious Black and White Spider Award in the fashion category, as well Photography Masters Cup. Hernan Rodriguez operates a successful studio in the heart of Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley, specializing in commercial and Celebrity photography. He has photographed Luminaries in the music and entertainment arena in both the American and Latin market including Mario Reyes from the Gipsy Kings, Actor/Comedian Eddie Griffin and Singer/Songwriters, Nelly and Ray J. He has also photographed sports personalities including five time world champion, Evander Holyfield, Muhammad Ali, Mike Tyson, Gabe Pruitt from the Boston Celtics and DeSean Jackson from the Philidelphia Eagles.
Hernan’s client base spans from EMI Records, Sony, Universal, CURB Records, Crane Lake, Playboy Beverage Inc., and Telemundo. Hernan has also been featured in Studio Photography, PDN, Rangefinder, and covers in both PhotoShop User, & Punto magazines as well a Light It Digital Magazine. He also has a published book, “75 Portraits by Hernan Rodriguez” through Amherst Media. Hernan has photographed ads for MensWorkout, Exercise for Men, Triathlete Magazine, and Israelli magazine, HDL. Hernan was also accredited with Westcott’s Top 15 Endorsed Elite Professional Photographers’ .
Hernan’s outgoing personality and fresh approach to imagery, makes him a highly sought out conference speaker both nationally and Internationally including Keynote speaker in Colombia and Mexico. He has established himself in the industry as a well respected professional photographer.Learn More
Zach Sutton is an award-winning and internationally published commercial and headshot photographer based out of Los Angeles, CA. His work highlights environmental portraiture, blending landscapes and scenes with portrait photography. His work and writings have been featured on Fstoppers, SLR Lounge, Profoto Blog, DSLR Photography Magazine, Phototuts+, Photofocus, Resource Magazine, and more. When not shooting, Zach often dedicates his time to help with education in the field of photography and videography. He often teaches workshops and gives lectures all over North America, as well as contributing to various publications in the field of photography when he has time. You can see some of his work on his website.Learn More
Craig is a professional portrait & fashion photographer based in Texas. He has a formal degree in photography and his groundbreaking images have appeared in fashion & photography magazines including PPA's Professional Photographer Magazine and on billboards nationwide. A former college instructor, he now conducts workshops for photographers eager to learn his avant garde style. He has spoken at Imaging USA, WPPI-U, SYNC and Fotochaos 2, on creating fashion senior style images. He is also an author of two books: "Fashion Seniors" and "Dynamic Posing Guide, Modern techniques for Digital Photographers" Published by Wiley. Check out his website.Learn More
Yaneck & Sasha based in San Diego, CA are the owners and founders of WASIO photography (wedding photography) and WASIO faces (portraits and headshots photography). They are passionate about people and love to tell their stories through photographs.Yaneck, originally from Poland, and Sasha, originally from Ukraine, met while sailing on Lake Michigan. Their first dates were often while photographing weddings together. Since then Sasha & Yaneck always work together and inspire each other to take their photography to the next level.
Sasha & Yaneck love sharing their knowledge and experience with other photographers. They run a popular YouTube channel and are often invited to teach at workshops and photography organizations.Learn More
"Fun Fact: I tend to wear a hat most of the time. Besides being follically challenged (as much as I hate to admit it, I'm losing my hair), my infatuation with hats began when I was around 8 years old. I needed stitches on the bridge of my nose. The plastic surgeon wanted to ensure that any scarring was as minimal as possible. So, he insisted I wear a hat to keep the sun from my face. I never dropped the habit. Today, my collection of hats is pretty large even though I typically only wear one or two."
Jacquelynn Buck is an award winning national portrait and wedding photographer who travels extensively for both photography and pleasure, is a foodie and wine enthusiast, and describes her work as vibrant, energetic, interactive and truly story-telling. Jacquelynn owns and operates a home-based boutique studio in Tucson, Arizona, teaches at workshops nationally and internationally and also mentors photographers one-on-one. She was raised on cheese steaks and Tasty Kakes (aka born in PA) but has lived in six states in the last 12 years and has a very cool Russian Blue cat named Mordecai. Check out her website here!Learn More
Alex Stone is a fashion and portrait photographer based out of Los Angeles, CA. He began his career in automotive photography 13 years ago and transitioned to portrait and fashion photography shortly thereafter. Over the past 7 years he's worked with some of the biggest names in fashion including Rag & Bone, John Varvatos and The Frye Company. Alex has focused the majority of his attention to creative portraiture and growing his celebrity clientele amongst other things. Check out his website here.Learn More
Ryan holds a Bachelors in Marketing from Grand Canyon University, graduating on the dean's list. He has been providing professional photography services starting in 2003 and internet marketing services starting in 2007. His experience in specific industries provides him with unique insight for practical application of photography as it applies to modern advertising mediums and business needs. Check out his website and follow Ryan on social media!
Nick has had a camera in his hands since the age of 12. He loves shooting landscapes, Western shots, and dynamic sunsets. He is a professional photographer, event photographer, DJ, educator, & Lightroom 4 workshop instructor. Nick established the Photographer's Adventure Club just a couple years ago with the objective to create a community of photographers of all skill levels that can meet, network and learn from each other. The club has expanded across the U.S. and is the nation's largest and most active photography club! Learn more about the Photographer's Adventure Club here.
Travis Curry is a Professional Photographer who specializes in Fashion, Beauty & Portrait photography. Growing up as a music-loving kid that wanted to be in a boy band & dance in Missy Elliot music videos, Travis has always been drawn to the visual and performing arts. He started his journey as a Photographer in 2008 when he was asked to photograph a wedding with a friend. After falling in love with the art of Photography, Travis used every moment he could get to develop his skills as a Photographer, often photographing many of his performer friends as test subjects. This lead to the true start of his Photography career in 2009. In 2012 Travis began to delve into the world of Fashion Photography and has since grown the commercial side of his business while maintaining his private clients (Headshots + Weddings). Travis is excited to be a Featured Photographer with Savage Universal and hopes to share his creative process and experiences to inspire other photographers! Travis’ work can be seen in publications such as: Jute Magazine, Ellements Magazine, Papercut Magazine, Baltimore Mag, The Baltimore Sun, Washington Blade, Bayside Bride and Glitter Guide. Check out his website here!Learn More
Terran Bayer is an award-winning professional pet photographer and graphic designer based in San Diego, California. Through her business, Westway Studio, Terran specializes in capturing the hearts and souls of our four-legged family members. Their time with us goes by so quickly and she takes pride in being able to provide families with lasting memories that celebrate every pet's individual personality.Learn More
A Cleveland native, Leigh was fortunate enough to have parents who loved art, and encouraged creativity. With an introductory darkroom course under her belt at age 17, it became obvious that the art and science of photography was to become her passion. Graduating from The Ohio State University with a BFA in Photography and from Tufts University with a Masters of Art in Teaching, Leigh spent 12 years sharing her love of photography with teens in grades 9-12.
Bouncing Light Photography began in 2009, with the goal of creating quality timeless portrait and event images. Over the past 5 years, BLP has been fortunate to be the recipient of numerous awards, including Best of The Knot and Wedding Wire Couples’ Choice. Chewbone Studio, founded in 2010, is the pet division of Bouncing Light Photography and is operated with the guiding philosophy that pets are an equal part of the family unit, and deserve to be captured in modern, professional portraits.Learn More
Meet Marc & Tony: International Photographers and Educators. Two artists with different talents and points of view, collaborate together on every project they photograph. This unique approach to photography results in a signature style of imagery and storytelling only they can create and capture. The duo is a combination of Marc, a photographer and Tony, a designer. Together they get to know you, your personality and style. This connection along with their creativity and relaxed approach allows them to capture the real you. Marc and Tony fuse elements vintage fashion and a contemporary edge of glamour to create artistic, timeless images. Their work has been featured in many publications around the world including People, US Weekly and Hello Magazine. Check out their website here.Learn More
Professional Photographer and Studio Owner Suzanne Merrill of Starr Photography is becoming nationally recognized for her warm, rich, and unique style of photographing newborns in the New England area. Suzanne is often referred to as the "baby whisperer" and she won't photograph a newborn without her trusty "baby kryptonite". She loves smashing cake with her babies she's watched grow over the course of the year. Beginning to end, Suzanne is extremely passionate about her babies. Suzanne has been creating memories out of her in home studio since January 2012, shooting with only natural light. Suzanne has been in front of the camera since the day she was born, so it's fitting she has a passion to capture this life altering event in her clients' lives. She specializes in Maternity, Newborn, and through the major milestones in your baby's first year of life. Then celebrates that first year with a fun and whimsical Smash Cake session. Suzanne loves connecting with people and through this connection she has started to teach her "ways of the force" to others in the newborn photography world. She is extremely involved in several online groups where she offers insight and advice from personal experiences. She offers online workshops and teaches in-person hands-on mentoring in her studio. Suzanne has been working with newborns since 2012 but has been capturing memories since 2008. She is a member of the PPA, IAPP, and IANP. Suzanne has had her work published in Newborn Magazine, Prop Insanity Magazine, featured on Best Newborn Photographer, and published in Child Photo Competition's Baby Boom.Learn More
Jeff Mellody is a Los Angeles based commercial photographer with 35 years experience. After graduating with a degree in photography, he worked as a catalog photographer for 10 years. The next 20 years Jeff was a contract photographer for the US military. For the last 5 years he has been an advertising and food photographer. Jeff is a walking encyclopedia of photography knowledge and is looking forward to helping photographers of all levels of experience. Check out his website here.Learn More
Megan Youngblood is a Brooklyn-based writer and photographer with roots in the San Francisco Bay Area. She writes about art, technology, all things counter-culture, and the occasional auto-biographical musing. Her writing has appeared at Hyperallergic, The Creators Project, Stocktown, Bowery Boogie, and, of course, here. For more on Megan, check out her website or follow her on Twitter.Learn More
James Schuck is a writer and photographer working in Southern California. He is a graduate of the School of Visual Arts in New York City and has photographed everything from Architecture to Auto Parts to Cookies to Portraits and Weddings.Learn More
Elias Butler is a professional photographer and writer based in Arizona. He's written a book titled "Grand Obsession" and has been published in Sierra, USA Today, and Arizona Highways among many others. See Butler's website here.Learn More
Cheryl Woods is an accomplished photographer, designer and branding consultant with a career spanning 20+ years. Her photographic work includes editorial, fashion, portraiture and product photography for major companies in the consumer products field including QVC and Hanover Direct. She received a B.F.A. in Photography from the University of the Arts and an M.F.A. in Media Design from Full Sail University. Cheryl's work has been exhibited at the Lowes Museum of Art in Coral Gables, FL, The New York Independent Film Festival and the Rosenwald Wolf Gallery in Philadelphia, PA. Check out her website here!Learn More
Monica Royal has held a long time fascination with the macro world. She sees things others don’t and she loves to share her vision!Her imagery is widely recognized as unique and innovative. Monica won Illustrative Photographer of the Year with Professional Photographers of San Diego County in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015. Her artwork has been published in magazines and she is represented by 3 private design firms in the United States.