About the Guild

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Our Mission is simple: To make you a better, more successful photographer

The Pro Photo Guild of The Palm Beaches, Inc. is a group of professionals who meet together monthly for the purpose of support, education and networking among it's members, to the advancement of skills, both photographically and professionally. We are committed to the education and advancement of professional expertise of our members. We are affiliated with the Florida Professional Photographers (FPP) and Professional Photographers of America (PPA). Membership is open to professional or aspiring professional photographers only.      

Our Board of Directors

Nicole Bergstrom

Nicole Bergstrom, CPP

President
Nicole is an award winning, Certified Professional Photographer specializing in maternity, newborns, & family portrait photography. Allan, her husband, & Studio Director, have operated Kinder Image Photography for over 20 years. They give back in their community and have a stellar reputation. Nicole's style is clean, spontaneous, and enchanting & she has a way of connecting to her subjects that shows in her portraits. She is known as "The Baby Whisperer" by her peers and clients. Newborns are her passion. Nicole & Allan are proud that they have created memories that will be treasured and passed down from generation to generation. They have a home studio, Kinder Image Photography, in Palm Beach County. You can reach them at 561.792.1232. www.kinderimage.com nicole@kinderimage.com allan@kinderimage.com

Rebecca Ezell

Treasurer Rebecca is passionate about photography & is an award winning photographer. Her specialty is portraiture and weddings. Her style is that, "out of a magazine" look and she captures true emotion from her subjects that is evident in her imagery. Her attention to detail and the way she goes above & beyond to get the shot is second to none! She is a loving wife, devoted mother, & doting grandmother to an amazing granddaughter. Family, is everything to her and loves memorializing that bond for people of their family's. She is currently pursuing her CPP, Certified Professional Photographer certificate to further her education and continuing learning. She can be reached at, 561.762.4630, or rebeccaezell@yahoo.com
Helen Haruben

Helen Haruben, CPP

Program Director Helen  Haruben has had an interest in photography since childhood. Helen is part of the husband and wife team of Photography by Helen and Ray. She enjoys capturing weddings, portraits and events. She feels so blessed that she can create images that save special moments for her clients. Helen belongs to PPA, FPP and PPG.
Ray Haruben

Ray Haruben

Advertising Director Ray Haruben is part of the husband and wife team of Photography by Helen and Ray. His interest in photography started when he traveled throughout Europe with his family as a teen and then he served in the photo lab when he was in the Air Force. Ray also enjoys photographing weddings, portraits and special events.
 

Janessa Harden

Vice President & Website Director Janessa is a luxury portrait photographer specializing in women and family portraits and head shots. She serves the Treasure Coast as well as surrounding areas. She is a proud member of the Florida Professional Photographers and Professional Photographers of America. She is currently working on her Professional Photographers Certification.
 

Casey Rose, CPP

Social Media Director Casey is owner of Casey's Portraits of South Florida. She provides full service photography for families, children, mothers-to-be, and newborns in South Florida. She has been in business for three years and is currently pursuing a Professional Photographer Certification through the Professional Photographers of America. To reach her you can call her at 561-236-0081 or email her at Caseys.PortraitsofSoFl@gmail.com. To see more of her work please visit www.caseys.portraitsofsofl.com.  
 

Marty Grivjack Cr.Photo., FSA

Competition Director Marty has been active & passionate about everything related to the photography industry for over 30 years. He is known as "The Lightroom Doctor/Guru." He is the "go to guy" regarding Photoshop, Lightroom, & anything related to computers. He also offers professional training on Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop, either on location or classroom training environment. His personality and teaching style are unsurpassed in a way that his students walk away with a wealth of information. He is currently writing a book on Lightroom and is also very active at the state level, Florida Professional Photographers. His generous dedication to our Guild earned him "Lifetime Membership" acclaim. His photography is a very distinctive & professional style of photography for both family and business. He can be reached at 561-846-1237 magriv@aol.com
 

Billy Walker

Membership Director

Phil Galdys

Secretary 
 
Rhea Lewis

Rhea Lewis, CPP

Education Director Rhea Lewis is an award-winning photographer and recently named one of the TOP 10 photographers in the state of Florida. She has been in business as a professional photographer over the past 10 years, and owns a boutique studio in Jupiter, FL. She has received many accolades for her art, and won International acclaim in 2013 with her work being selected into the exclusive show hanging in the Professional Photographer’s Association Loan Collection. She is a leader in her profession and has served as President of the local PPG Guild of the Palm Beaches 2012 – 2013 and currently serves on the Board. You can reach her at 561-758-5848. To see more of her work please go to www.rhealewisphotography.com and/or www.jupiterboudoir.com.  
Vasi Seidman
 

Vasi Seidman

FPP Delegate Vasi is an award winning photographer and her specialty is her connection to animals.This is evident in her artistry & she is focused on portraiture and is considered "The Animal Whisperer" in the industry. Her experience is vast in the photography industry being a 3rd generation photographer dedicated to learning her craft. She honored to represent PPGPB as a delegate on the state level. She has been a board member since 2012 and was a recipient of the 2014 FPP Outstanding Service award. She is a dedicated wife, loving mother, & her family means the world to her. She has a home based studio in Palm Beach Gardens & proudly manages motherhood & being a business owner, in stride. She can be reached at: 561.307.9875 visstudiofl@gmail.com  http://www.visstudiofl.com/
Peter Gorman
 

Peter Gorman

Sergeant at Arms, Sponsorship Renowned Stuart, Florida based Photographer, Peter Gorman, has been capturing images since 1982. His images are ridden in homes, advertisements, and many other mediums. They are undoubtedly considered a treasure to all his clientele. Originally from Long Island, New York, his assignments have taken him throughout Florida, New York, Boston and the Caribbean. He holds a degree in Advertising, Design, and Production. Always on the cutting edge cusp of technology, he has consistently advanced his technological specialization, especially in Adobe Photoshop. Peter has been a member of the Professional Photographers Guild of the Palm Beaches for over 30 years. http://www.petergormanphoto.com

Affiliations

PPA

The Professional Photographers of America is the world's largest, non-profit trade association for professional photographers. Founded in 1869, PPA currently has more than 27,000 members in 54 countries.

FPP

The Florida Professional Photographers Association  is the state-wide affiliate of the PPA. Originally formed in 1933, the association hosts an annual convention, seminars, image competitions, and the Florida School of Photography.