Jerry learned early in his career that the technical stuff is necessary, but does not complete the art. That's where personality comes in. His favorite quote is from Eve Arnold who photographed Marilyn Monroe. "If a photographer cares about the people before the lens and is compassionate, much is given. It is the photographer, not the camera, that is the instrument."
Jerry was a lead wedding photographer in Cincinnati, Ohio for 14 years, and the common thread in his testimonials was that he made people comfortable in front of the camera. He had such a strong desire to deliver high quality that he earned the title of Certified Professional Photographer with Professional Photographers of America. He continues his education by attending national conventions and workshops during the year.
He says, "The technical stuff is important in making a beautiful image, but it's the emotion that makes a great portrait." He likes a light mood during the session, and wants you to not only look incredible, but feel incredible, too.
As for personal life, he was a volunteer with Big Brothers in Cincinnati where he was a Big for three teens. They are our future, so now he donates a portion of every session to Big Brothers Big Sisters in Tampa.
And he would love to talk with you about your personalized boudoir or lifestyle session. Call him today. 727-289-7976
My Camera Life:
Certified Professional Photographer
Lead wedding photographer 14 years in Cincinnati, Ohio
Moved to St. Petersburg, Florida to begin women's portraiture
Working to become Master Photographer
I have been a Cosmetologist for seven years. I have worked in a salon for many years but my heart is set on special events including Bridal, Photo Shoots, Boudoir and Prints. I have been involved in many things on my journey to becoming a co-owner of Style Hair and Makeup. Some of those include a makeup artist for the Republican National Convention, Toddlers in Tiaras, celebrities, Ion TV, Jess Waldrop Makeup Artists, Christy's Crew Makeup Artists, and Victoria Secret Runway. I have the privilege to call myself a winner of a Tabitha Coffey "updo" contest at the St. Louis, MO hair show. I love to make someone feel absolutely beautiful and this is why I do what I do! I am proud to have the opportunity to co-own this business with a great friend of mine!
Things You Don't Know About Jerry
Loves this family! Had the privilege to photograph all three daughters' weddings.
Thinks being an uncle is the greatest gig in the world.
Sang with the May Festival Chorus, the chorus of the world-class Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.
Opened in Las Vegas for George Wallace once. You'll have to ask him about that.
Loves the three C's; coffee, chocolate and connections!