Meet Our Team

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John Maurer
Owner

Beginning his photography business in 1995, John has molded our photographic style based on what he feels are the most crucial aspects of a great portrait: expression, composition, balance, and minimal distractions. When away from the studio, John enjoys singing tenor in the Senior Choir at Trinity. He enjoys spending time with his wife Laurie,they have two cats at home, Smokey & Shadow and are members of Trinity Lutheran Church.

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Shelley Norris
Office Manager & Portrait Consultant

Ashland native Shelley became our first employee in 1998. If you've ever called or visited our studio, then you've spoken with Shelley, our customer service guru. She works hard to take care of our customers by answering their questions, booking their sessions,and guiding them through the portrait purchasing process. Shelley enjoys spending time with her daughter, Kennedi, when she's not working at the studio.

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Abigail Mendell
Photographer &
Digital Artist

After graduating from North Central State College where she studied Graphic Design, Abigail began working for us in May 2015. While involved with most of the studio's photographic opportunities around Ashland County, Abigail's primary focus is creating custom design work for our customers. In her free time, Abigail can be found going to the movies with friends and family and taking walks in the different garden centers Ohio has to offer.

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Denise Gillette
Photographer &
Yearbook Liaison

Beginning her work for us as an intern in 2011, Denise was hired on full-time after graduating from Ashland University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Computer Art in December 2012. With a range of responsibilities, Denise's chief role is working closely with our schools to ensure the preservation of their memories through their yearbooks. When she's not busy with work, Denise is collecting autographs or visiting Cleveland to cheer on the Tribe with her friends and family.