Wednesday, May 9, 2012

meet the judges for the Savvy Images Contest

Alice Park is a documentary child photographer in Atlanta known for her storybook folio books. She effortlessly blends herself into her subject’s world of make-believe and lets their imaginations soar. Photo sessions become play dates, and the connections she makes with them transform into stunning images that depict who he or she is at that age. Alice documents the little things with the big picture in mind: their magical stories.

Alice and her dashingly handsome and brilliant husband Kyu started Alice Park Photography together in 2006. They founded the National Association of Professional Child Photographers soon after.

Nashville based photographer, Mandy Johnson of Mandy Johnson Photography is passionate about preserving memories through the art of photography. Her award winning work is displayed in fine homes across the country.  Her clients include numerous celebrities who value her genuine & modern esthetic. Mandy's work has been featured in People magazine, seen on the Today show, The View & the Rachel Ray Show.

Anne Siller is from Houston Texas where she has been photographing families and children for over 16 years.  Her career began as a black and white film artist where she was drawn to capturing the true emotion and spirit of her subjects. Since her transition to digital she still tries to maintain the honesty and uncontrived nature of her original film work. To see more of her work, visit Anne Siller Photography

Portland based Family Photographer, Leah Remillet is world recognized for the experience she creates for her portrait clients. Specializing in children and families. Leah's passion is in creating beautiful wall art and a wonderful experience.
Leah Remillet is the also the creator of the popular photography blog, Go{4}Pro .

June Kuiper has been a Grand Rapids family and child photographer for over six years. Her work has a modern style and an artistic, casual appeal. She is the co-founder of Photographer Cafe, and is mom to two girls.

Mary Beth Vreugdenhil is also the co-founder of Photographer Cafe, has been a child, family, and wedding photographer for over seven years, and is a busy mom of four.

Courtney DeLaura is the joyfully silly photographer behind the camera of Peachtree Studio and the computer screen of Get Schooled Photo. With her laughter and dedication to helping young women feel beautiful during an otherwise insecure time, Courtney has grown her senior portrait business to blessed heights. She lives for snuggles while watching zombie movies and her heart leaps for joy when she can bring a bunch of photographers together for education, encouragement & support!  Courtney lives in Knoxville, TN. with her best friend/husband, their two amazing children and the two fur-kids.

Leslie Kerrigan is the owner and operator of Leslie Kerrigan Photography in Greenville, South Carolina.  She is also the creator and owner of, an inspirational blog dedicated to the study of high school senior portrait photography!  When she is not blogging or taking photos, she is hanging out with her husband and two young boys, running or shopping!

Justin & Mary Marantiz are internationally traveled destination photographers, who call New England home. Justin is a 2003 graduate of the highly-acclaimed Rochester Institute of Technology, and Mary is a 2006 graduate of the Yale Law School.
They are also the creators of the Spread the Love workshop.

Bev Hollis: Pet photographer, veterinarian, guardian of two dogs.  My life has always had dogs wrapped about it. I wouldn't have it any other way.  I feel honored to spend my life studying, watching, healing, and photographing pets - mainly dogs.  With a particular interest in the human-animal bond, my goal with my work is always to elevate animals to the work of art they are so worthy of.

Teresa Berg is a graduate of the Elkins Institute of Photography and a member of the Professional Photographers of America and the National Association of Photoshop Professionals. She is a nationally recognized photographer and author. She specializes in artistic baby, family and pet portraits.

Bev and Teresa will be leading the Unleashed Pet Photography Workshop in Dallas 2012. (see blog tomorrow for more details.)

To learn more about the Savvy Images contest, check out the info here.  And to hear more about the amazing prizes, click here.