ACI's Mentor Team
Lisa has won numerous awards for her work and volunteers her time with several pet rescues photographing their adoptable animals. She also serves as the Vice President of Twin Cities Professional Photography Association.
Rick’s passion lies in his desire to create an experience as well as a fine portrait for each of his clients.
Baer Photography is Kearney Nebraska’s best full service senior & family portrait studio. Brian Baer, owner of Baer Photography, takes great pride in crafting the highest quality and most creative senior portraits.
Michael Barton owns and operates Indigo Photographic Inc. in historic downtown Batavia, Illinois. A member of the Professional Photographers of America and the American Society of Photographers, he is active in the photographic community, offering workshops and speaking to photographers around the country.
Whether she’s speaking with an individual, a team, or a company, Joan has a knack for inspiring confidence, professionalism, and respect.
He has been named the New Hampshire Photographer of the Year a record 8 times and in 2011 was awarded the New England Photographer of the Year title. His specialty is natural light portraiture.
Jamie and Lindsey Boler
Jamie and Lindsey Boler have worked to master the art of newborn, baby, and senior photography.
Mark & Mary Bortz
We are a Midwest Award-Winning Studio who love people and are passionate about photography.
Gary Box’s life revolves around family and creating lasting beautiful images.
Joy is the proud owner and CEO of Cahill Studios, a full-service volume photography company based in Amery, WI. Family owned and operated since 1978, Cahill Studios is celebrating 2018 with 40 years in business.
Over the past 40 years, Cahill Studios has grown into a full service photography studio serving Northwestern Wisconsin and Eastern Minnesota. Cahill Studios strives to deliver the highest quality and customer care, while producing a contemporary look.
Ella Putney Carlson
Ella Putney Carlson, M.Photog., M.Artist, Cr., CPP, EA-ASP has been a PPA Photographer of the Year 9 times in 9 years of competition. She has been teaching digital imaging with Photoshop at the University of Mass, Lowell since the late 1990’s.
After 21 years of experience, Michele’s passion for transforming her photography into works of art only continues to grow.
Exquisitely Crafted Fine Art Portraiture
Prior to opening his portrait, wedding and commercial studio in 1988 Jim taught elementary school for 14 years. Jim began making the transition from film to digital in 1995. This was long before digital instructors, digital cameras and affordable scanners. Files were being scanned by service bureaus, manipulated and a new negative made for traditional printing.
Carrie Clippard-Perez, owner Photography by Carrie, is an award winning, published photographer in southeast Missouri. Ranked one of the top ten photographers in her state by PPA, Carrie has established her studio as the premiere location to preserve the memorable moments of her clients.
David M. Deutsch, Master of Photography is one of the oldest privately owned portrait studios in Michigan.
Kevin Dooley is an award-winning Wildlife and Wedding Photographer who takes guests from all over the world on amazing photographic Safaris in Africa, Alaska and the Antarctic.
Kari has developed her passion of photography into a distinctive craft through her discriminating eye and commitment to excellence.
Portrait Artist Rod Evans has become renowned for his innovative portraits by combining an intense love of art and a visionary style.
In 1993 thru 1996 he helped developed the Wedding Photography department for Walt Disney in Orlando. In 2009 he came back to Disney as a contractor and is still now working for Disney Fine Art Production Co.
Dan Francis, is based out of Fargo, North Dakota and is a Certified/Master Professional Photographer, and a former college photography and Photoshop instructor.
Mark Garber & Jennifer Gilman
8 Time National “Photographers of the Year”
9 Time “Ohio Photographers of the Year”
Alicia is a wife, mom, photographer, baby whisperer, project manager, daughter, sister and Jersey girl.
Cheri Fitzgerald Hammon
After years of doing work for other photographers, Cheri now proudly announces she is offering “Interpretive Fine Art Portraits”. She feels this is the natural progression of her career. She loves having the artistic vision from the first consultation with a client to the final delivery.
With over 38 years of experience Dennis Hammon, is still excited about getting up everyday to work.. With a following of family, senior, commercial and boudoir clients he still services his clients of over 3 decades. In recent years, Dennis has developed a following for his Fine art/scenic photography.
Tom & Liz are a husband and wife team of photographers with over 18 years of combined experience, dedicated to creating an experience that you will treasure for a lifetime.
Kevin and his wife Cathy opened their business in 1986. They have photographed thousands of seniors, as well as team photos.
Toni Johnson Harryman
Toni Johnson Harryman started Johnson Photography in 1982. She has earned her CPP, Masters and Craftsman degrees from PPA.
Kalen Henderson purchased her photography studio in 1987, opening the business in her home and growing.
Jason & Kate Higdon
Captured Moments Photography, by Jason and Kate Higdon, M. Photog, is an award winning photography studio located in Owensboro, KY.
I’m a college photography instructor and a photographer and a musician and an illustrator and a Photoshop guru and a public speaker…
Since 1980, Ron has spoken on Senior Portraits, specialty children portraits, Photoshop, Painter, Custom framing and matting, Creativity, Off Camera Lighting, Graphic Design and posing of various subjects.
Christina owns and operates Christina Kjar Photography, a boutique studio located in a historic bank building in small town Holstein, Iowa.
Jenni specializes in teams and senior portraits in Rock Springs, WY.
Trish has traveled all over the United States teaching professional photographers about business. She has been published in PPA magazine, print ads, social media marketing, and videos.
Anne Moshier McCabe
Anne Moshier McCabe has photographed Seniors & Weddings since opening her studio, The Reflections Studio, in North Florida in 2008.
Baby Boo Photography is now in it’s 15th year of business. Jennifer McCarty-Palumbo is the owner and photographer in the studio and her mother Kathy is the office manager.
Alison Miniter is a Master Photographer, a Photographic Craftsman, an Adobe Certified Expert in Photoshop and a Certified Professional Photographer. She is also a trainer for the Special Kids Photography of America (SKPA), a non-profit organization that educates photographers to work more effectively with special needs children.
Michael Mowbray is a Master Photographer based in DeForest, Wisconsin and serves Madison, WI and beyond. Michael has been named 2011, 2012 & 2013 International Photographer of the Year by Professional Photographers of America.
Sindi is an avid print competitor and in 2013 she won the SYNC Breakout Photographer of the Year, as well as 8 additional SYNC awards.
Sonshine Portrait Design is a second generation portrait studio operating out of Germantown Hills Illinois. Christie’s passion for photography started at an early age working with her mother Barb who established the studio in 1977.
Everything we do at c. phelps photography is because we believe in challenging the status quo, thinking differently about portraits, and that relationship matters …
Tom’s specialty for 30 years has been Senior Portraits. Over the past three years he has developed a custom green screen method allowing studios to greatly increase variety and profits. He is available for public speaking.
Madonna Lovett Repeta
Madonna specializes in Portraiture from Baby-bump, Children, Family, Corporate Head Shots, High School Seniors and even Pets. In addition, she has an extensive line of Fine Art landscapes and botanicals.
Amanda began her journey in the photography industry in 2008 as a natural light photographer. She has set her own definition of success and is inspiring others to do the same.
Cindy truly loves what she does. She is driven by the constant quest to capture the true character and personality of every one of her clients. Constantly searching for new ideas that will enhance her portraiture, she believes that “True creativity is found outside your comfort zone”. Cindy’s programs are 2 hour programs that include: Inspirational programs “My Cancer, My Art” and “The Power of Art”, and “How to Organize Your Wedding Day”.
Thom’s conceptual fine art images utilize real world photographs blended and manipulated to create an alternative to real world perception.
Aletha Speakar began her career in photography over 30 years ago. Learning from the ground up, she has proven herself many times over. Aletha holds a PPA Photographic Craftsman, a degree as an Approved Business Instructor and Approved Photographic Instructor.
Pierre Stephenson is an internationally awarded winning photographer whose work has traveled the world.
Mike & Tina Timmons
The Portrait Gallery specializes in Children, Families, Seniors, Black and White, Male and Female Glamour, Watercolor, Scenic and Customizable Interior Décor.
Ellie Vayo Photography, Inc. was founded over 30 years ago in Mentor, OH. Since then, it has grown to be one of the largest, most successful portrait studios in the country.
Wendy specializes in family and senior portraits. Her current passion is a fine art session which she calls, “Dream to the Extreme Portrait Collections”.
Jessica Vogel started her photography studio in 1993, and since then has earned her reputation as one of Kentucky’s premiere children, senior and family photographers.
Through his diverse portfolio subjects, Walters’ work is sought after and appeals to a very wide audience.
Creators of Photographic Art
Doran’s passion for photography began as a young teen and has continued to grow as he has spent more than two decades developing and perfecting his style to what it is today.
Amy specializes in dramatic lighting combined with B&W imagery to create a stunning piece you will cherish for a lifetime!
A Full List Of Our Mentor Team
Jon Allyn | jonallyn.com
Rick Avalos | rickavalos.com
Brian Baer | brianbaerphotos.com
Michael Barton | michaelbartonart.com
Steve Bedell | stevebedell.com
Mark & Mary Bortz | fusionedgephotography.com
Gary Box | boxportraits.com
Joy Cahill & Pat Cahill| cahillstudios.com
Ella Putney Carlson | ellaputneycarlson.com
Michele Celentano | michelecelentano.com
Michael Cerizo | cerizo.net
Jim Chagares | chagaresphotography.net
Jim Churchill | jimchurchillphotography.com
Tina Marie Crnic | imagesbytinamarie.com
Suzanne Deaton | photosbysuzanne.com
David Deutsch | davidmdeutsch.com
Ron Deyo | deyosphotography.com
Kevin Dooley | idubephotosafaris.com
Kari Douma | karidoumaphotography.com
Cory Ann Ellis | acellis.com
Don & Nancy Emmerich | donemmerich.com
Rod Evans | evansimages.com
Thomas Fallon | thomasfallonphotography.com
Rick Ferro | rickferro.com
Mark & Jennifer Garber | markgarberportraits.com
David and Kirsten Grupa | davidgrupa.com
Cheri Fitzgerald Hammon | fineartbycheri.com
Dennis Hammon | hammonphoto.com
Liz Hanly | posersphotography.com
Kevin Harrington | Harrington Photography
Kalen Henderson | thestudioK.net
Jason & Kate Higdon | capturedmomentsphotography.com
Stacia Hoeflick | designerimages.com
Judy Host | judyhost.com
Keith & Holly Howe | photographicimages.com
Adam Hunter | behance.com/adamhunter
Craig Kienast | photosck.com
Christina Kjar | christinakjarphotography.com
Jenni Knezovich | fotosbyjenni.com
Bernie Littlefield | belportraits.com
Trish Logan | trishlogan.com
Anne Moshier McCabe | TheReflectionsStudio.com
Mary Mortensen | mortensenphotography.com
Michael Mowbray | michaelmowbray.com
Sindi Mueller | luxebysm.com
Tom Munoz | munozphotography.com
Christie Newell | sonshineportraitdesign.com
Eric O’Connor | alloriphotography.com
Jennifer Palumbo | babyboophotography.com
Carrie Perez | photographybycarrieperez.com
Cherie Phelps | cphelpsphotography.com
Barry Rankin | dirlastudio.com
Amanda Reed | amandareedphotographer.com
Madonna Lovett Repeta | photographybymadonna.com
Cindy Romano | cromanophotography.com
Thom Rouse | thomrouse.com
Amber Stanley | amberlightsphotography.com
Pierre Stephenson | pierresportraitart.com
Erin Stoll | erinstollphotography.com
Michael & Tina Timmons | theportraitgallery.com
Ellie Vayo | ellievayophotography.net
Wendy Veugeler | cellarportraitstuido.com
Jessica Vogel | jessicavogelphotography.com
Woody Walters | wgallerie.com
Doran Wilson | doranandassoc.com
John Woodward | johnwoodwardphotography.com
Barbara Yonts | barbarayontsphotography.com
Peter Yu | peteryu.com
Amy Zellmer | amyzellmer.net