When someone asks what I do I tell them I’m a photographer. The next question inevitably is "what kind of photographer?" Well, that’s a little tricky because I love shooting everything. It could be a national advertising campaign on location for Marriott Hotels in Mexico or shooting food in my full service 3000 sq. ft. studio for Publix or Boar’s Head. Also, It might be filming a TV spot in the Dominican Republic for Iberostar Hotels and lets not forget the family who I like to shoot while I’m on vacation. So you might say it doesn’t matter if it’s real people, talent, stills or video, personal or for hire. I love capturing the moment that I’m in. Of course, none of this can be done without working with the best people in the industry: Talent agencies, producers, assistants, wardrobe, hair & makeup, food-stylists, prop masters, retouchers and editors. I know, I sound like a jack of all trades but I love it all. So I invite you to take a look at the work and decide which side of my business is best for a project we can work on together.
photographer, storyteller, maker of visual memories.
on a journey to capture the human spirit.
It’s all about vision. Looking beyond, reaching out, in order to capture something really special. The photographic expression can be a powerful thing.
I’ve had a proud career as an Advertising Art Director and Creative Director. It’s given me the pleasure of working with some of the best creative thinkers throughout the U.S., and beyond.
This background, coupled with a strong understanding of what makes great images work, helps guide my path forward.
Every picture tells a story. The right moment can last forever.
A Charleston, SC native turned Florida girl. Life is about slowing down, loving people, and laughing loud enough your neighbors recognize you from the next aisle at the grocery store.
A full time photographer since 2008, I got my start photographing life and people, but have unexpectedly fallen in love with photographing food along the way.
Want to work together? Email me, I’d love to hear from you!
My passion for all things culinary drives my love of crafting stories and images for food and beverage brands. On location or in the studio, with a large crew, or just myself with a chef, I enjoy collaborating with brand managers, art directors or directly with clients to bring their vision to the screen or print.
A product of two blue collar families from western Maryland, it seemed pretty likely that I was not going to escape a little hard work. Growing up outside Washington, DC, much of life was spent outdoors. Lucky for me, I had a Dad that practically lived outdoors, following him out the door to find something worth pursuing, building or taking apart was not a problem.
In middle school, I began to draw and nature became my subject. Sometime late in high school, my interest gradually turned to photography. Full of enthusiasm, uncertainty and encouragement from my teachers, I headed to college to become a graphic designer. Two years into my graphic design education, I switched to photography and graduated with a BFA in Photography from the University of Maryland, I soon found myself in Florida where I’ve been shooting on my own since 1992.
Looking through a viewfinder has always been a way to quiet the noise in my head and given the choice between an aisle seat and a window, I will always choose the window.
I’m a commercial and editorial photographer based in Fort Myers, the Heart of Southwest Florida.
Specializing in portrait and lifestyle images, my background in photojournalism has helped shape the look and feel of my work.
Originally from Northern Wisconsin, I moved to the South Florida as a teenager and learned to love photography after my parents subscribed to the St. Petersburg Times (now Tampa Bay Times) newspaper. That paper was and still is an incredible publication that churns out amazing work on a daily basis and helped shape who I am today.
I worked my way through high school in the One Hour Photo Lab of a neighborhood Eckerd Drug Store, an experience that exposed me to the technical aspects of photography, and offered an opportunity to learn from the successes and mistakes of tourists and amateur photographers who would come in on a daily basis.
I went on to graduate from the University of Florida with a degree in Journalism, which offered editorial photography opportunities. I was soon working as a correspondent for wires like AP and Getty, and newspapers like USA Today and the New York Times.
In recent years I have transitioned to more commercial and corporate work, often lending the same journalistic style of photography to clients, creating a modern and realistic look for their brands.
I call Southwest Florida home, an area that includes Port Charlotte, Punta Gorda, Fort Myers, Estero, Bonita Springs, Naples and Marco Island. Sarasota, Bradenton and Tampa / St. Petersburg are a short easy cruise up I-75 from here. We are also a quick and fun road trip across the state to East Coast cities like West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale and Miami. I also regularly get to Orlando which is a beautiful drive up through the orange groves in the middle of the state.
Some like to take the easy road, others prefer the path less travelled. I am a fan of the latter – I thrive on challenge, detail, and problem solving. It’s that passion that makes me crave the right shot, right set, and most mouth-watering styling. Food photography is not a simple path from idea to execution – it’s an exploration and often a collaboration. When I first began to explore this type of work I knew it would make for an epic creative journey from my first attempts at lighting, to the way I continue to push myself creatively today. I am always exploring and I don’t think I’ll ever stop learning.
When I’m not in the kitchen or the studio you’ll find me happily collecting my share of sand and dirt out on the mountain bike trails in Central Florida. To me there is no better feeling than the rush you get from a job well done…except maybe the rush of rolling along a beautifully flowing trail with some happy jumps and berms in a beautiful wooded setting.
Grew up on an island – still lives on one. Has proudly helped
raise three amazing children. Loves challenging work.
Doesn’t get rattled. Loves negative space and positive people.
Visualizes every moment of his life, which he considers a bit
of a curse – except when working. Started out as a marine
biologist. Creates innocent slice of life imagery or production
intensive shoots. Over the years has worked from camera cars,
helicopters, camera boats, rigged remotes, scaffolds, cranes,
floating in the middle of the ocean – and his own two legs.
Working out of South Florida, Robert has been featured in
Adweek and Photo District News. He has been recognized
as a Kelly Award finalist, by National Addys and seven times in
Communication Arts award annuals. He has done major shoots
for Coca-Cola, Budweiser, Yamaha, Ford, Cigna, as well as
extensive shooting for marine, tourism, recreation, health care
and pharmaceutical clients.
Ryan Ketterman is a commercial photographer and FAA-licensed drone pilot, specializing in industrial and corporate advertising photography and video with a style consisting of colorful and energetic imagery.
Running a client-friendly, service-oriented business he believes that great creativity often is the result of team effort and values working closely with his clients.
Based in Jacksonville, Florida Ryan and his team are ready to create outstanding visuals for you.
A long time ago, in a tiny Pennsylvania town far, far away, Josh Ritchie first graced the world with his presence (insert his wife’s eye roll here.) After a childhood spent skinning his knees, building forts and listening to punk rock, Josh discovered the world of photography and quickly realized that meeting new people and seeing new places was a pretty cool way to go through life. His love for the lens led him to newsrooms around the country, where Josh made a living photographing the human condition.
After months of trying to convince his fiancée that he knew what he was doing, Josh quit his staff job. He packed up his life, his lady and his pet lizard and moved to Fort Lauderdale, Florida to become a freelancer. It was the best decision of Josh’s career. Now he produces commercial portraits and narratives for clients such as Apple Inc., The New York Times Magazine, and Nike using his art to help these iconic companies move their band forward.
When Josh isn’t working, he can be found rocking out with his ukulele and waving his Terrible Towel as if his life depended on it — sometimes even at the same! Josh also loves telling dad jokes, much to the chagrin of his wife and two daughters.
I’m Steve Boxall. I’m a commercial and editorial fashion/lifestyle photographer, specializing in children. In fact, I like to think that my images are where fashion and lifestyle meet. For me, it’s all about capturing images of a fabulous life.
After college he moved to London to start his photographic career shooting for BBC Television.
After six years of working in London for the BBC and other clients, he left his native England to travel the world on a two-year hiatus before settling in Miami Florida.
Since moving to the USA and resuming his career, Steve has worked with some of the world’s greatest photographers, amongst them Richard Avedon. Seeing the transition from film to digital, he became a founding partner in Digital Decaf, a digital services company for the photographic industry.
Steve has 20 years of experience working in almost every aspect of the industry, and as a father of three, he loves to photograph people but especially kids. Miami-based but always traveling, he is at home shooting studio, beach, island, zero gravity, and everything in between.
b. 1966, San Juán, Puerto Rico
Angel Valentin lives and works in both Florida and his native Puerto Rico. Valentín is available for editorial, commercial and advertising assignments. He worked as a staff photographer for 20 years for The Miami Herald and The Sun-Sentinel. He has been a Pulitzer Prize Finalist twice; in 1992 while working for The Miami Herald and in 2001 while working for the Sun-Sentinel. His work has been recognized by several National and International organizations.
Valentin teaches several photography workshops each year where he gets to share his knowledge and more than 20 years of experience with others and has done so at workshops in the United States, the Caribbean, Central and South America.
Valentin brings this knowledge, energy and passion to each assignment and welcomes any inquiries, both large and small.
Miami-based photographer, Sonya Revell, creates imagery that emerges from her delightful daydreams of dazzling candy colors and connects closely with complex and compelling characters.
Also, she is a fan of alliteration.
While she now calls Florida home, Sonya originally hails from the great state of Kentucky (can you tell from the picture?), where she attended the same high school as Muhammad Ali.
Sonya considers eating ice cream a hobby and was once struck by lightning (indirectly, but it was still quite shocking).
While Revell still fantasizes about running off to join the circus or perhaps becoming a race car driver, the truth is, nothing tops image making.
If you got a problem, yo I’ll solve it.
Hi. I’m Dan Cutrona. I am a photographer. But you know that already. I borrowed a car to shoot my first assignment at the local newspaper when I was 17, and I haven’t put a camera down since. After photographing my fair share of car accidents and crime scenes, I realized I wanted to create pretty pictures. Over the past 20+ years (don’t do the math), I have photographed almost every square inch of Cape Cod. I consider Miami my home away from home, and have worked with many clients, commercial and editorial throughout Southern Florida.
I love what I do. I love walking into a space, absorbing it, and knowing that I can capture the light and essence of it to show the world. Making a space come alive, highlighting the way the light bounces, the angles, the craftsmanship of the architecture and design proves to be endlessly fascinating. I also love capturing people in these spaces. Environmental portraits constantly challenge me to try and make a picture that is worth way more than a thousand words.
Mary Beth Koeth was born on June 2nd, 1982 in Ohio.
She’s the youngest of five kids whose names all begin with M…she’s still not sure why her parents, Mike and Marlene, thought that was a good idea.
Her parents moved to Texas when she was one, and she quickly embraced the Texas uniform: cowboy boots and a slight food stain on the lower bottom corner of her shirt.
She survived Catholic elementary and grade school despite the fact that she told a priest during confession that she had robbed a bank.
Koeth went to an all-girls college prep where she spent the majority of her time in the darkroom sniffing hazardous chemicals and forgetting to shave her legs.
She was a vegetarian for eight years…then lemon chicken happened.
She spent three and a half years at Texas Tech University and a semester in Florence dreaming about hot make-out sessions in the darkroom, but came out with a Design Communication degree instead.
Armed with visions of power suits and briefcases, Mary Beth moved to Kansas City to work as a designer for Hallmark Cards.
She later moved overseas to further her greeting card design skills with Hallmark UK.
Sean Murphy grew up in Florida’s panhandle, also known as the Redneck Riviera, which explains his passion for capturing gritty Americana. He’s as much a master at capturing spontaneous moments as he is at delivering visually stunning, high concept marketing projects.
Sean has directed national commercials, shot countless music and film celebrities, and been visually behind award-winning ad campaigns for some of the biggest corporations on the planet. If you’re interested in name dropping, check out the partial client list below.
After being based in Los Angeles for most of his career, he’s now bringing thirty-years of global shooting experience back to where his roots lie, Fort Walton Beach, Florida. Why move back? Besides being homesick, being based between coasts gives him easy access to all national locations. With both Atlanta and New Orleans within driving distance, the Fort Walton location is a no-brainer.
Sean’s collaboration with BOTE, the world’s largest selling stand-up paddleboard company, has presented the opportunity to move into video production, helping to create the identity and voice of a cutting-edge brand through fully documented epic travels.
The Murphy Photo Production team delivers full-service video and stills production for multi-platform campaigns, including advertising, editorial, social media, and video.
Matt is an award-winning editorial portrait, commercial advertising, industrial, and sports photographer out of a southern town just a few minutes south of Atlanta called Macon. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Mercer University in Human Services ( he’s a people person) Back in the day, he tried his hand in TV as a commercial TV producer and was promoted to a sports reporter. During his time there he shot local news and a little photography (he stuck with the latter). When he’s not on assignment, he’s more than likely watching his favorite soccer team Arsenal FC, boxing, coaching soccer, reading, drinking hazelnut coffee, or listening to 80’s music (and yes he’s a huge Hall and Oates fan). He’s also an avid comic collector who is one of a few people to hold an original copy of the 1984 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1 first print…COWABUNGA
Matt is available to travel for assignments within the US and internationally. He keeps his passport ready!
Lauren Petracca is a visual journalist based in Charleston, SC. She has worked as a staff photographer for over eight years at publications such as The Democrat and Chronicle, The Greenville News, and The Post and Courier. Her work has also been featured in publications such as The Washington Post, USA Today, New York Daily News, and Rolling Stone. She is also a FAA-certified drone pilot.
Lauren is available for freelance assignments and commercial work.
Matthew Coughlin is an award-winning commercial and editorial photographer based in the southeast. Convenient to major markets and the rural small towns in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi and Louisiana, Matthew also travels across the U.S.—as long as there’s coffee and a good sports team to be had. Matthew’s unwavering passion for portraiture coupled with his innate talent and personable nature, have led him to work with many of the world’s most renown brands, agencies, publications and companies, including Nike, Oakley, ESPN and Sports Illustrated. In the true spirit of teamwork, Matthew works hard, plays well with others and loves partnering with clients to collectively bring their visions to life. He has an uncanny knack for movie trivia and bringing out the best in those around him—especially those in front of his camera.
I was born in Charleston, SC to a big family of hard workers who loved to socialize and party together on weekends and holidays. Things could get loud and I loved it all – soaking it in from the sidelines while looking through my View-Master or tearing apart an old radio to figure out how the sound came out. Sometimes I was called on to make a martini ( I can make one for you (and me), if you’d like). Later, I studied anthropology in college and underwater archaeology in graduate school. Between my studies I played in a band, cooked in restaurants, setup a darkroom, and assisted some great photographers. I decided I wanted to take pictures and make a career of it. I moved to Berlin, traveled lots, and ultimately returned to the South. I’ve been fortunate to work with some great creatives in the advertising and editorial worlds – telling stories with pictures of people, travel, and food. Clients include: AARP, American Express, Art Culinaire, Artisan, Beam, Inc., Bon Appetit, Bulleit Bourbon, ChefWear, Conde Nast Traveler, Cooking Light, Country Living, Denny’s, Dwell, Food Arts, Food&Wine, Fresh Produce, Gallo, GQ, Hemispheres, Hostess Brands, Intercontinental Hotels, Le Creuset, Maine Magazine, Maker’s Mark, Martha Stewart Living, Mazda, Men’s Journal, The New York Times Magazine, Old Port, Outside, Ski, Southern Living, Story Farm, Time Inc., Travel+Leisure, Virtuoso Life, Wall Street Journal, Winkreative. I’m proud to be a contributing photographer to Garden&Gun, Maine and Charleston magazines. My work has been exhibited in the James Beard House, and both an editorial feature on oysters, and a book I photographed with my friend Chef Sean Brock, Heritage, have won James Beard Awards. A cookbook I photographed with Sara Foster won an IACP award for photography. When not on assignment I enjoy cycling, fishing, cooking, connecting with people, tinkering with vintage audio, and collecting oysters from the banks of the nearby Folly River. My friends call me lots of names, but I generally go by "Frank".
Stacy is a commercial photographer and food stylist, she divides her time between NYC and Charleston, SC. With an eye for composition and light, she approaches each shoot with a rustic, authentic and story-telling style ranging from light ans fresh to dark and dramatic. Always showcasing food in its natural state, she loves to focus on the gorgeous details and colors that make you feel like you’re close to something delicious and beautiful. Her vibrant reverence for the culinary spirit makes her a favorite among hardworking chefs and restaurateurs. Stacy’s work highlights her knack for capturing the essence of captivating personalities and truly unique companies. Stacy’s fun personality and strong work ethic allows her to produce compelling photography for all level of businesses, from sole-proprietors looking for scale, affordable and quick photography, to in-house creative teams within a company or advertising agency looking for someone who is going to deliver highly successful, elegant and sophisticated imagery.
Born in South Carolina, schooled in Tennessee, desk job designing magazines in Los Angeles, take lots of pictures, move back to South Carolina, take lots more pictures, travel, drink beer, ride bikes, work hard, be happy.
I am a photographer based out of Charleston, South Carolina. I enjoy portrait, lifestyle and commercial photography, but can certainly provide photos for any need, or event! Outside of photography, you can find me playing soccer, traveling around and listening to some awesome tunes.I would love to work with you, or your company, so please reach out and let’s have a chat. Cheers!
Lynsey Weatherspoon’s first photography teacher was her late mother, Rhonda. Like her mentor-in-her-head Carrie Mae Weems, that first camera – a gift – delivered purpose. Her career includes editorial and commercial work that has been inspired and powered by her first teacher’s love and lessons.
The #blackqueergirl is a photojournalist and portraitist based in Atlanta and Birmingham. Using both photography and filmmaking as tools to tell stories, Weatherspoon’s work has been featured in print and online in such publications as The New York Times, USA Today, NPR, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Time, ESPN and ESPN-owned The Undefeated.
As a member of a modern vanguard of photographers, she is often called on to capture heritage and history in real time. The Equal Justice Institute’s Bryan Stevenson. The National Memorial for Peace and Justice. The Legacy Museum. Ronnie the shoe repairman in downtown Birmingham. The people of the Gullah-Geechee Corridor. An entire family infected with and affected by a pandemic. Demonstrators with raised fists and sad, vulnerable eyes. The sons and daughters of history. The mothers of children who died making history. The majesty of Mardi Gras. The loving hands of family caregivers.