After acquiring an Associate of Arts degree at Phoenix Community College in Arizona, I decided to get out of the heat for a while and set his sights on the big city of Los Angeles. There, I decided to follow his true love, photography, so I looked into attending the best commercial photography school in the nation, the Art Center College of Design, located amongst the mountains of Pasadena and overlooking the Rose Bowl.
During my tenure, I got the chance to study with some of the top commercial photographers, well experienced in both the fashion and still life fields. Upon graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, I stayed in the L.A. area to garnish the opportunity to assist some of the best and most popular photographers, such as Herb Ritts and Helmut Newton. With Herb, I had the chance to work with some of the world’s most famous celebrities of today, from Tina Turner and Kevin Costner, to having the fortunate opportunity to attend the weddings of such superstars of Madonna and Olivia Newton-John.
After my stay in the Los Angeles area for a few years, I realized that it was saturated with photographers, so I decided to return to his hometown of Phoenix, Arizona. Upon my return, I continued freelancing for a few years, all the while wanting to attain my dream of having my own photography studio someday. In February of 1999, that dream came true as Studio 18 Photography became a reality!
Studio 18 Photography is proud to offer a variety of sittings for your photo session all from one location! Studio 18 Photography is not just a photo studio, it is a place where portraits come to life! You can select from our outdoor settings such as a rustic western look, tree lined, to an indoor formal/informal shot with a variety of props and backdrops.
For that more intimate photo for that special person, you can create a scene of your own with the assistance from our photographer selecting the appropriate lighting/props to enhance your personal attributes.
Studio 18 Photography recognizes the fact that you have a choice in selecting a photographer for those special moments. We strive to give each customer individual attention, which is why when you have your personal consultation or sitting, you are the only customer on the premise that we direct all of our attention to.
You, the customer, are our most important asset!