Kathy Plunkett graduated from Virginia Tech as a mechanical engineer and spent over a decade working on diesel engines. She loved the challenge, the people that she met, and the opportunities for travel, but the more she traveled the more her passion for photography grew. So she started photographing everything – her friends, her co-workers, strangers – until eventually, she left her successful engineering career to pursue her passion: Creating photographs that tell stories. Kathy currently lives in Lincoln, Nebraska and photographs for commercial, editorial, and individual clients around the region. Her clients consistently compliment her ability to create a relaxed, fun, and professional environment, from one-on-one sessions to sessions involving dozens of talent. Whether it’s a portrait, a capture of a split moment in time, or a completely fabricated scene, Kathy’s photos tell a story with a natural authenticity.
Marisa Guzmán-Aloia is a Washington, DC based portrait and lifestyle photographer. A graduate of the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, Marisa’s work is about capturing the stories in front of her lens. Her use of light and composition, in addition to her emotive direction, creates relaxed and natural photographs. Marisa enjoys collaborating with clients to bring their vision to life. Marisa has a wanderlust. Her life as a photographer has led her on breathtaking adventures. Documenting new places, cultures and experiences feed her soul. But, it doesn’t matter where in the world Marisa is, she will always be a California girl at heart. The world is a wonderfully big and diverse place. Marisa is aiming to photograph as much of it as she can. Marisa’s clients include Compass Real Estate Brokerage, Keller Williams Realty, TTR Sotheby’s Realty, CARR Properties, The Washingtonian, Virtuoso Magazine, Boston University Alumni Magazine, Rutgers Alumni Magazine, IBM Power Systems Magazine, Southbay Magazine and Terranea Resort Magazine.
I live in Washington, DC, with my reporter wife, son and daughter.
Back in the day, I studied photojournalism at the University of Missouri and worked for some newspapers. Now, I mostly work for magazine, corporate, advertising and non-profit clients.
And when I’m not working at making images, I’m probably working over the stove, grill and/or tending bar for friends.
Based in Richmond, Virginia
Abigail is an editorial and portrait photographer based in Richmond, VA.
Her curiosity, attention to detail and fascination with seeing beauty in all stories shines through in her captivating work. She offers a kind, open, styled, and detailed approach to all assignments.
She is currently working with clients like Magnolia Journal, Marriott, Discovery Network and Yankee Magazine.
When not working, she is outside hiking, in search of new podcasts, planning her next travel destination or exploring with her husband, Ben, preferably on skiis.
BORN IN ST. LOUIS. WENT TO WGHS. STL PEOPLE WILL UNDERSTAND THAT. FIRST CAR WAS THE MOTHERSHIP. PLAYED HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL & BASKETBALL. WENT TO SCHOOL IN CHICAGO. PLAYED COLLEGE BASKETBALL. STUDIED SPORTS MEDICINE. LIKED BIOLOGY. HATED CHEMISTRY. LEFT SCHOOL. SOLD WOMEN’S SHOES. STARTED PHOTOGRAPHING WITH MOM, LISA. HAS PHOTOGRAPHED NEARLY EVERY SPORT POSSIBLE. HAS BEAUTIFUL WIFE SARAH. PUG NAMED STELLA. IS 6’3" BUT CONSIDERED SHORT IN THE FAMILY. LIKES GOODFELLAS, DO THE RIGHT THING, & THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA (AND IS NOT AFRAID TO ADMIT IT). HATES MAYONNAISE. BUT WILL EAT COLE SLAW. WENT TO HALLMARK. GRADUATED 1ST IN CLASS. WAS RECIPIENT OF THE MAMIYA AWARD OF EXCELLENCE. ENJOYS BEER, VODKA & BOURBON. LISTENS TO DE LA SOUL & A TRIBE CALLED QUEST. CAN’T STAND COUNTRY MUSIC EXCEPT JOHNNY CASH OF COURSE. WEARS A HAT ALMOST 365 DAYS A YEAR. HAS A BIG NOSE AND BIG FEET. SOMETIMES IS KNOWN TO ROCK A (NOT SO) SWEET ‘STACHE. TRIES TO BE A BETTER PERSON AND BETTER PHOTOGRAPHER EACH DAY. AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, THERE ARE TWO TYPES OF PEOPLE IN THIS WORLD, NOTORIOUS B.I.G. PEOPLE, OR 2PAC PEOPLE, I’M DEFINITELY A BIGGIE SMALLS GUY.
Based in Takoma Park, Maryland
Eli Meir Kaplan is a commercial photographer and director who became interested in visual media after his parents brought home an early black and white video camera when he was four years-old. Eli’s first of many videos on the camera was a stop-motion battle between He-Man and Skeletor.
Eli’s longstanding interest in the visual arts, storytelling, and meeting new people led him to documentary photography. He draws from his documentary background to capture genuine, aspirational, and intimate moments from the human experience in the commercial photography and video he does today.
Eli lives in Washington, DC with his wife and two daughters and has been told that he’s fun to work with.
Based in Silver Spring, Maryland
Laura Chase de Formigny is a DC based editorial and commercial food photographer with a passion for capturing the place where food, life and story telling combine. With a background in photojournalism and time spent working as a staff photographer at the Annapolis Capital Gazette, it’s no surprise that she’s sought after for her strong editorial eye by restaurants, chefs, and clients like The Washington Post, AARP, NPR, Smithsonian Institute, and Science Magazine. When she’s not shooting an assignment or creating food libraries for her restaurant clients, you can find her expanding her commercial portfolio – most recently providing the photography for National Geographic’s Attainable Sustainable. Laura Chase has a B.A. in Studio Art from UNC Chapel Hill. After living and working in places like Charlotte, Chattanooga, Baltimore, and Belgium, she’s happy to call Silver Spring, Maryland home and enjoys spending family time with her husband and adorable children Henry and Frances!
I was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. Halfway through my aerospace engineering studies at UCLA, I bought my first camera, and it all grew from there. Upon earning my degree, I went to a beautiful little city on the west coast of France near the Spanish border called Biarritz. It was in this place that I got my first job as a photographer.
I have shot a wide variety of projects both commercial and travel/documentary, and am always taking on more.
Currently splitting my time between San Francisco and New York, and shooting wherever I am needed.
Kirsten Miccoli is an internationally published fashion, beauty and advertising photographer based in the United States. Kirsten began cultivating her passion for photography at a young age. At 13, she was creating complex staged self portraits using props she collected and wardrobe from her mother’s closet. Years of this practice gave Kirsten a very strong foundation and a unique approach to directing talent. Kirsten attended Columbia College Chicago and graduated with her BFA in 2010. She continues to use her documentary background to capture seemingly candid moments in even the most staged scenarios. At the age of 32, Kirsten now owns a studio in Chicago, IL but often travels shooting for clients all around the world. With over 12 years of professional experience, Kirsten has worked with many well known brands and celebrities. Overall, Kirsten enjoys being part of the creative process from start to finish. She loves working with others and bringing ideas to life. Whether she is meticulously constructing a new image or capturing the existing beauty of her subject, her love for photography and directing shows in every frame
Ian Hanson is a San Francisco based photographer who will never give up his New York number, ever. He is a lover of the great outdoors, animals, and making beautiful pictures with creative people. Classically trained at a small photography school in the Berkshires, Ian next moved to New York to further his education and training. After assisting a variety of talented interior, still life, food, and fashion photographers, his own style began to emerge. It was these diverse assignments and experiences that make Ian comfortable in many settings, with many subjects. Hanson likes anything with two wheels and a motor, as well as the adventure and beauty the open road provides. When he’s not in the studio, Ian can be found exploring the landscape and searching out the best eats with his wife and two boxers Tank & McLovin’, or maybe working on a personal project like the www.thefotobus.com.
Here’s a dangerous question: do you love your work?? I asked my mentor that question years ago when I was just starting out, and only recently I’ve come to understand why it stopped him in his tracks. Up until recently, my work reflected a particular visual brand: ‘the backlit, happy, smiling lifestyle guy’. I’m really good at it and I’ve helped many clients like Tourism Australia, PayPal, Commonwealth Bank, Cochlear, Johnson & Johnson to set the tone for their brand. I’ve also honed my photographic and directorial skills along the way. Achieved in environments where delivering commercial projects is an art form in itself. Now I’m looking for projects I’d walk over hot coals to work on: clients secure in their vision (even if it’s just asking me for mine) and willing to take a risk; concepts that treat audiences as capable of interpreting a more complex vision of humanity; stories that run emotionally deeper; or beautiful moments that truly elevate the heart (regardless of how fleeting it may be). Madebybrown.com is not just about sharing with you what I’ve created… it’s more forward-looking and is designed for you to get to know me, my loves, and what makes me tick. Hopefully, you’ll appreciate the potential in allowing me to collaborate on your brand’s story.
I invite you to challenge me.
Jon Enoch is an award-winning lifestyle and portrait photographer with a bold, uncomplicated approach to his images. His commercial photography work sees him shooting in the advertising, lifestyle, editorial and corporate sectors for NGOs, design firms and advertising agencies; as well as directly for brands. Jon’s work has earned him widespread recognition, from being featured in international news media to multiple nominations for Celebrity Photographer of the Year to the Professional Publishers Association’s Best Magazine Cover. His work Body and Mind won the Non-Commissioned Portraits Series in the highly prestigious AOP Awards 2015. He was nominated again in both 2016 and 2017. ‘Bikes of Hanoi’ won gold in the Paris Photo Prize 2019. Equally at home on location or in the studio, clients include: Wiggle, Norwegian Airlines, Sport Magazine, Ketchum, Fabulous, Skoda, The Times, Forever Sports, The RNLI, Philips, EA Sports, Addison Lee, ES Magazine and The Royal British Legion.
Hello and thanks for stoping by!
I’m an editorial and commercial photographer based out of Nashville, TN. I grew up in Louisville, KY and it will always be my home. Because of that I’m partial to bourbon, horses, and baseball bats.
When not working I enjoy exploring Nashville with my wife, playing the guitar, buying records, or planning my next big trip.
I love my job not only because I get to create something new everyday, but I get to meet new people and connect with them on something more than just what’s on the surface.
So let’s make a connection. Tell me your story!
Hi, I’m Nicole and here’s some stuff about me…
Child of the 80s which means I’m wise.
Andre Kertész is one of my favorite photographers.
Dorothea Lange inspired me to study PhotoJournalism.
I have a love affair going on with New Mexico. I try to visit at least once a year.
I once tried to save a squirrel and it bit me… hard! Squirrels don’t have rabies. Just so you know.
My last name is Slavic – hence the missing vowel.
I once gave a report in middle school about Dolphin Intelligence. My hair was curled and I was speaking with some legit Texas twang. I have the video and I’ll show it to you!
I am mesmerized by hummingbirds. I’m the lady with way too many feeders in her backyard.
I obviously adore animals and I was lucky enough to have a magical mutt love me back for 19 years. She’s now my spirit guide.
There’s so much more… let’s get to know one another.
Michael’s work reflects his view towards life: have fun, be colorful, and bring tons of energy. His goal is to convey and produce vibrant images that feel like being invited to a party, capturing moments that people want to be a part of.
Michael also loves working with people. He’s had wonderful experiences with his existing clients who have allowed him to be authentic and always welcomes the opportunity to meet and work with new people.
Based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Exuberant and poignant, philosophical and passionate, Zave Smith’s photographs capture the tangible pleasures and tactile experiences of life. Zave has a special feeling for personality that suffuses his work.
Before delving into the commercial world, R.J. devoted 13 years to photojournalism, working for a variety of newspapers and magazines as well as United Press International and the Associated Press. With more than 15 years experience as a commercial photographer, his diverse experience has allowed him to amass an impressive body of editorial and advertising work. With a slew of experience working alone with what he can carry on his back or running large-scale productions with grip trucks, RV’s, craft services & big crews, his easy, unobtrusive editorial style has garnered favor with editors, art directors and marketing folks alike. Even his frequent work with children and animals hasn’t deterred him from his passionate pursuit of great images.
Every day—even the extra 24 hours in a leap year, he produces creative and compelling product, people and food photography for prestigious clients, including Boy Scouts of America, Cabela’s, Essense of Australia, Lucchese Boots, Schaefer Outfitter, The Nature Conservancy, Private Clubs magazine, The King Ranch, Southwest Airlines and HEB. R.J. has a degree in Photocommunications from Texas Tech University, where he serves on the College of Media & Communications’ National Advisory Board. A Texas BBQ habitue, wannabe avid bicyclist and culinary enthusiast, R.J. lives in Coppell, Texas with his beautiful, understanding wife, two above average children and his Tibetan Terrier Milo.
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!
Based in Memphis, Tennessee
Growing up in Corsica, a beautiful island in the South of France, Sarah was fortunate to live in a world filled with blue skies, crystal clear waters, and natural forests ready to be explored and photographed.
As a young girl, her mother, an interior designer, introduce her to her world. She was blessed to meet amazing artisans and to visit beautiful houses and hotels.
Following her mother’s footsteps, she studied Interior Design at the Beaux Arts in Toulouse. While there, she took a Film photography class and the magic began.
She graduated, but sensed something was missing. So, she packed up her bags, and traveled to Paris where she studied Fine Art. Her world expanded, discovering and learning the crafts of engraving, painting, and photographing. Moving to New York few years after she studied Photography at the International Center of Photography, to learn as much as possible the different technique of photographing, lighting, propping…
Today, Sarah is a Memphis based Interior Design & Commercial Photographer available Worldwide. Even if her preference goes for Natural light she uses both natural and artificial light to capture indoor and outdoor spaces. Every single image is meticulously prepared with expert attention to detail. Sarah strives to create a fun and stress free environment when shooting interior or commercial project.
Jayms Ramirez is an Active Lifestyle Photographer based in San Francisco, California shooting Editorial and Advertising work for a robust clientele.
He specializes in Adventure/Travel/Lifestyle work, and Environmental Portraiture of people immersed in their passion space….
Before pursuing his photography career full-time, Jayms spent a decade on the road leading adventure travel trips through Mexico, Central, South America and Se Asia; and producing content for the Travel Channel.
He is very well traveled and has a great passion for shooting on location, while conveying an authentic sense of adventure for his clients’ branding, editorial and travel projects.
Jayms has great experience producing and shooting conceptual client work in the field and has a great of network of colleagues around the globe, ready to collaborate in creating adventurous imagery and video deliverables.