Visual narratives of people, places, and spaces. Architectural photography, portraits of people in business, In Your Space™ People in the Business Environment, In Your Space™ Captured Moments of People in Business. Visual narratives means creating portfolios of images that tell stories. Clients include professional services firms such as architects, engineers, interior designers, landscape designers, banks, law firms, accounting firms, and real estate developers. At any one time, I have at least one active pro bono project for a non-profit.
Owner and Principal Photographer
Steve’s love for photography began when he was 12 and received a camera from his father, who recognized his visual sensitivity and unique perspectives. Steve was fascinated by the idea of capturing people and places through photographs. Years later, as a freshman in college, a friend encouraged him to purchase his first SLR camera to capture the urban landscape of Philadelphia. The moment his first print came out of the developing bath, he knew he had found his passion. Nevertheless, he graduated from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and a major in Accounting. Steve initially worked as a photo journalist for more than 30 Philadelphia area newspapers.
In the '80's and '90's he ran his family’s retail business while pursuing photography on the side until 1994 when he made the decision to evolve his love into a career as a professional photographer.
A random encounter and a surprise blue ribbon helped shape his career as a photographer. On a trip to Scotland, he came upon a bagpiper in full regalia playing his instrument alongside the road. Steve asked the bagpiper to pose for him. Months later, he built up enough courage to enter several landscape photos in the State Fair. He was pleased to find out all of them had received some recognition but was surprised to discover his bagpiper photo had won the grand champion award. He was surprised, not because he had not developed confidence in his portraits as he had in his landscape and architectural photography, but because he did not submit the photo—his wife did!
Steve's diverse career has included several stops along the way. He brought Monte Zucker's pioneering style of photojournalistic wedding photography to the Midwest, transforming this genre. He mentored under Gerry Kopelow, considered one of North America's foremost architectural photographers. As a landscape photographer, he collaborated with his wife Robin Silverman to produce the hard cover coffee table book, The Land of Tranquility: Visions of the Secret Beauty of North Dakota. This book has been sold in all 50 states and 37 foreign countries. In addition, his images have appeared in numerous books and magazines.
Todd Donery is a freelance photographer, photographic assistant, video camera operator, and stage technician in the Minneapolis area. Todd holds an Associates Degree in Photography and Digital Imaging from Minneapolis Community and Technical College. He also attended Minneapolis College of Art and Design and studied film making at Minneapolis Community College. Since 2013 he has photo assisted at large photo studios, as well as with individual photographers on shoots ranging from large and small product shoots, food, industrial, life style, fashion, architecture, and portrait. As a free lance photographer Todd has worked with businesses, writers, musicians, artists, and non profit organizations, photographing products, artwork, portraits, and events. He is also a fine art photographer and his work has been featured in various exhibits and publications.
Todd also works for numerous production companies and the local stagehand union on a wide range of productions including concerts, plays, broadcast events, corporate events, and even the Super Bowl. On these productions he works as a camera operator and spot light operator, setting up sound, lighting, visual displays, staging, sets, and props. www.todddoneryphotography.com.
Photo Editor/Portrait Retoucher
Zoe is a professional photo editor who works with architectural, real estate, wedding, portrait, and product photographers across the country.
Since graduating from Minnesota State University Moorhead with a Graphic Communications degree she has spent 20 years editing, retouching, and manipulating images for professional photographers.
For seven years Zoe managed the Photography Post Production department at Bellagala, a wedding services provider, where her department was responsible for editing 500 weddings each year.
In 2013 she started Izzy Images, a photo editing & retouching business. This allows her to spend time with her two young daughters while continuing to provide photographers with her valued services. www.izzyimages.com