Derek Israelsen is a Utah-based commercial photographer with an emphasis on Product, Lifestyle, and Editorial Photography. Derek’s attention to detail and ability to shape/ manipulate natural light allows him to create exceptional imagery for products, portraits, and commercials. It was Derek’s talent and eye that got him into business, but it is his consistent quality that has kept him in business for over 18 years.
Although based in Salt Lake City, Utah, Derek is well-traveled. Some of his favorite places include the Dominican Republic, Prague, Salzburg, Oahu, the Black Forest, and flying around the skies!
creates and constructs a professional yet easy going work environment.
likes photographing roadside non-attractions.
thanks his high school photography teacher, Mr. Swayne, for encouraging creative exploration.
thinks life, and photoshoots, can and should be fun.
believed he would become an architect when in high school and early college. He went to RISD for a term during high school and designed a hypothetical guest house for Le Corbusier’s Villa Savoye. Local critics loved it.
began his photography career in 1997. He was 27.
has been photographing people with an 8×10 large format and medium format Hasselblad camera using really big Polaroids and film. These shoots happen in his 3 sided dilapidated barn. Tequila is often involved.
travels everywhere to make photographs but calls the mountain west home.
would ride a bike everyday if time and weather allowed.
I’m a portrait photographer based out of Lander, Wyoming and the Rocky Mountain west. My focus lies within commercial (lifestyle and product) and editorial/documentary photography, with a special emphasis on creating image libraries for social, digital, and print advertising.
I started my career in food, restaurant, and brand marketing. In my 10+ years as a marketer, I had lots of opportunities to oversee commercial photo shoots. It was on those shoots that I realized where my true passion lies—behind the camera, stylizing and taking photos for social media, print, and the web. Eventually, after some soul searching and encouragement, I took the plunge into self-employment. I’ve loved every minute of it.
When I’m not taking photos, you’ll probably find me at home attempting to entertain my two young children *while also* thinking of new recipes to try *while also* binge-watching a new show *while also* figuring out if I have enough time to photograph what’s in the oven before the light disappears outside.
If you’re looking for a food, lifestyle, interiors, or event photographer that specializes in creating and stylizing images for your restaurant, brand, or special event you’ve come to the right place.
Contact Sean because in 1986 his mullet could kick Patrick Swayzy’s mullet’s ass. Since the eighties Sean has been living vicariously through himself. A world traveler that has been quoted as saying, "I ain’t pretty but I do smell bad". He’s a self made hundredaire and an acid reflux survivor. He is sponsored by by Snuggie and popcorn and is an active activist against world suck. He’s reported to be a mediocre stunt double for himself and as result I huge contributor in orthopedic benevolence. He is funny, has fantastic people skills, is pretty good at making photographs and can be fun to work with. Services include photographic and motion production, consulting and education. : )
I was born in Omaha, Nebraska in 1985 and am currently based in Las Vegas working as a freelance photographer. Select clients include The Associated Press, Bloomberg, BuzzFeed, Getty Images, The New York Times, NPR, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Amazon and Discovery Communications.
Prior to Vegas I freelanced for five years in Nashville, hustled five years in New York City (freelance, editor, gallery/photo book publisher, educator) and before that earned a Bachelor of Journalism from The University of Texas at Austin. Portions of my back archive are syndicated by Redux Pictures.
Jacob Kepler is a Las Vegas based editorial, commercial and advertising photographer. Before moving to Las Vegas, Jacob worked as a staff photojournalist for several East Coast newspapers.
I have always been interested in meeting people and telling their stories. That is what initially drew me to photography. I also enjoy challenging situations and working with a team.
Some of his recent clients include Rolling Stone, Politico, The Guardian, Bloomberg, Cirque du Soleil ESPN, Walmart, Southwest Airlines, Saveur, IBM, Spots Illustrated, IMG Worlwide and many others.
Based in Missoula, Montana
Rebecca Stumpf is a full-time editorial photographer specializing in travel, portraiture and documentary photography. Her passion in telling visual stories lies in understanding the connection between people and nature – how they are inspired by it and the greater world around them; how they work with it; how they connect with it; how they experience it; and the creative space between the two.
The Yoga Tonic
The Red Cross
Colorado Homes & Lifestyles Magazine
American Motorcycle Association Magazine
Colorado Collective Magazine
Colorado Central Magazine
Vance Jacobs is an award-winning lifestyle and portrait photographer and filmmaker. His photojournalism and advertising background give him the ability to capture or create candid, authentic moments and to tell the stories of the brands, NGOs and corporate clients he works with.
Vance’s work has taken him around the world to 40+ countries. When not on assignment Vance can be found competing in an Ironman Distance Triathlon, marathon or adventure race.
By navigating a path between adventure and humanity, I tell stories of people on personal journeys that feel important.
I am based in Boulder, CO, but often on the road living and running out of my mini-van. I’ve driven to borders, both North and South. I’ve paddled from source to sea, and traveled coast to coast. I run high peaks and swim in valleys. I visit cities, deserts and people that I miss. I believe that it is between big canyon walls, in murky water, and on long narrow trails where strangers become the closest friends.
Combining my education in Integrated Marketing Communications with my creative eye and ear, I work with brands to tell meaningful stories in strategic ways.
Kody Kohlman was born in the arid deserts of Arizona and shaped by the intricate subcultures of skateboarding. He now resides in Boulder, Colorado and works as a commercial photographer and filmmaker. He could tell you all about the philosophy behind his imagery, but he thinks you’ll get a pretty good idea on your own by clicking around this website a little. Send a message over if you’re interested in collaborating on a project or riding bikes.
Rick Souders is an honors graduate from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. Rick’s unique creative and business background has allowed him to work at a Fortune 250 Beverage Company, then to one of the largest Advertising Agencies in the US, to owning one of America’s top food and beverage Studios.
In his own words:
I grew up in the rural high plains near the Pawnee National Grasslands. Yes, very rural. My mom worked at a portrait studio and my dad, amongst many things, was a professional leather artist and taught leather craft. So, I lived in a very creative and inspiring atmosphere. Growing up in a small town allowed me to raise chickens, rabbits, and pheasants and have many pets including toads, tarantulas, possums and a raccoon. My passion for food and agriculture runs deep. I appreciate where our food comes from and I think that has played an important role in my love of food and beverage photography. Today I live on the Studio property in a beautiful environmentally friendly ranch home. Other quirky things include a degree in Taxidermy and my 1967 Bentley.
Based in Louisville, Colorado
In between soccer practices or neighborhood baseball games Matt loved shooting photos on his parents old pocket film camera. As a kid it never occurred to him that photography could become a career but that little camera lit a spark. While pursuing a graduate degree, Matt traveled exhaustingly throughout Europe and found himself happiest while lost in the camera, observing and creating. Several years into an ensuing corporate career he was laid off after just 6 months into a new job. Even worse, the hammer dropped on his first day back to work after the birth of his daughter. As a new dad he was angry and confused but above all he was MOTIVATED. He immediately pulled the rip cord and gathered the courage to start trusting his gut. Matt busted his butt to self produce shoots, make promos and set up meetings in hopes of carving out a space in the industry. Since 2011 word has spread and photo shoots have grown to become integrated productions including motion content and director work in sports, fitness and outdoors.
Based in Longmont, Colorado
Jason is a Denver area commercial, product, portrait/headshot, advertising and editorial photographer specializing in fitness, and lifestyle advertising. His energetic imagery is the result of the enthusiasm and joy he brings to the shoot. Attention to detail and passion for what he does makes Jason a pleasure to work with. Jason resides in Colorado with his wife and three children. Commercial Photography Clients Include: Proctor & Gamble, Ford Motor Company, Costco, Target, Champion, Coors Brewing, Disney Channel, Gillette, Google, MTV, Toyota, Reebok, Gaiam, Danskin, Suzuki, AEG, Bookmaker
Dag Larson Photography is a group of creatives first and foremost. The drive to invoke an emotion is always our main objective.
Together, we are uniquely gifted problem solvers. Each of us brings experience and know-how to the shoot that allows peace of mind for our clients.
We come together as a team, to create stories that turn ideas into powerful images, engaging videos, & dynamic gifs.
We work tirelessly to create an untapped style that will set your brand apart from the competition and from a world of rinse-and-repeat ideas.
We are mobile and tactile—expertly shooting everywhere from windswept peaks to pristine studio back-drops and all places in between.
We excel at working with passionate creatives—bringing to life outside-of-the-box thinking, landing far-fetched concepts, and appeasing appetites that exceed our clients’ budgets.
The challenge is always worth chasing. The photo is always worth a thousand words.
I’ve worked all over the globe with a diverse set of clients that offer a varying set of challenges; every one of them a learning opportunity. Whether I’m hanging off a frozen waterfall shooting ice climbing or in a studio working with a model I am adapting, learning, and improving. I’ve created a mobile studio in the middle of a wild adventure race in southern Patagonia and fought with monkeys to keep my grapes in southern India. Whatever the challenge I will get the shot. And I’ve spent my entire life adventuring, so I can get any angle you can imagine.
I feel very fortunate to live in such a beautiful place as Boulder, CO. When I’m not shooting for clients I’m out climbing rocks or frozen waterfalls, or cruising down in the backcountry on my mountain bike or skis.
Thank you for checking out my portfolio, and I look forward to working together!
Hi. I’m Julia. For as long as I can remember, I’ve told stories through images, from my childhood in Vermont, through college at Smith, where I majored in art history, and beyond. My extensive photography education includes stints at the SALT Center for Documentary Studies, attendance at the prestigious Eddie Adams workshop, and Review Santa Fe at Center. My career in photography began with Literacy Through Photography at the Center for Documentary Studies, after which I landed a job as assistant photo editor at Outside Magazine. For more than a decade I worked in magazines; following Outside I served as photo editor for Skiing and Backpacker. In 2011, I became a full time photographer, and my clientele ranges from Vegetarian Times to US Potato Board.
Willie is an award-winning photographer based in Denver, Colorado. His past lives were spent growing up in Wyoming and working as an art director in New York City. He prefers bios to be in third person.
Kirsten Rebekah Bethmann, aka Kirsten Lewis, is an international photographer, educator and public speaker based in Colorado. Over the last 2 decades she has traveled to over 40 countries to work with organizations, non profits, companies and individuals creating documentary based pictures to aid in fundraising, advertising, awareness and personal family archive builds. In addition to photography, she has given over 80 presentations globally in the last 12 years of her career.
Kirsten’s experience in the education field spans as long as her photographic career. In 2002 she graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a degree in child psychology, a concentration in learning and cognition and a minor in fine art. Since then she has taught in the public school system, on Creative Live and Craftsy Inc, with the Dallas Center of Photography, the Foundation Workshops, Documentary Family Retreats. with countless photography conferences and privately through Kirsten Lewis Education.
Based in Denver, Colorado
English, Italian, Spanish
Hi. Thanks for visiting.
Naturally curious and driven, I love to collaborate with inspiring people to create unbiased and honest storytelling projects and narrative brand development.
I was born and reside in Colorado and also lived in New Mexico and Texas. I take frequent road trips throughout the West and often get lost in the mountains. When not shooting photos, I’m usually drinking coffee or entertaining my little guy, Levi. I make a mean carnitas and tequila is my drink, preferably añejo. I buy too many photo books. My latest purchase and current favorite is George Georgio’s American Parade.
I speak English, Spanish and I’m learning Italian. I have to; my wife grew up in Sicily. I eat a lot of cannoli.
Give me a call. Let’s grab an americano, high five, and better yet, work together.
I am a freelance documentary and commercial photographer based in Denver, Colorado.
Starting in Boston, I received a BFA in Photography from Lesley University College of Art and Design, interned as a photojournalist for the the Press Office of Governor Deval Patrick of Massachusetts and started my commercial career working for local Boston brands Samuel Adams Beer Company and Reebok athletics.
In 2015 I moved to New York City and soon began shooting for the New York Times, frequently contributing to the metro desk but also receiving assignments from the food, business and specials sections. Notable projects during this time include The Guerrilla Car Washers of N.Y.C., coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic, and contributions to the NYC Block Parties specials section.
My time in New York was also shared photographing for a variety of commercial clients including Viacom, Vistaprint, Angry Orchard among others.
Recently relocating to Denver, Colorado I continue to pursue my documentary and commercial career and am excited to engage, learn, photograph and report on the region.
I’m a Denver-based photographer and Pulitzer finalist whose work has been exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the U.S. I specialize in intimate portraits and documentary coverage. When telling stories, it’s not enough to convey information; people have to care about what they see. So I try to forge a relationship between the subject and the viewer then get out of the way. I also try not to take pictures I brought with me in my head. I do my homework, solve problems, meet deadlines, and know the person in front of my camera is far more important than the person behind it.
Born in Toronto / Had a bowl haircut at 10 years old and a mullet in high school / Graduated from York University with a degree in Film & Photography / Heard about a US Immigration Green Card lottery / Entered the Green Card lottery / Won a Green Card / Moved to Phoenix / Got married / Had a son / Bought a dog / Received a couple of photography awards / Still plays hockey twice a week / And still listens to Rush
I’M OK WITH:
The Maple Leafs on Hockey Night in Canada / Arizona winters / Plaid shirts / Living in Phoenix but leaving town / Hank 3 / Direct flights / Hitting the road without a plan / Tim Horton’s Coffee / Dave Attell / NYC / My Nexus card / Kraftwerk / David Lynch / Dio / Joel-Peter Witkin / Vinyl LP’s / TED.com / Motörhead / Ultimate Ears / SCTV / Shazam ( the app not the TV show ) / Warrior Hockey sticks / Zeiss glass / Richard H. Kirk / Phil Hendrie / Schwartz’s in Montreal / WireTap on CBC / Bob Mould / Not shaving / Being in focus / BBC documentaries / Brian Eno’s Music for Airports