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

Nicole is a portrait photographer specializing in maternity, newborns, & family photography. Her style is fun, spontaneous, and enchanting. She and her husband, Allan, have a studio, Kinder Image Photography, in West Palm Beach.

Rebecca Ezell

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’s portraits and head shots. She serves the Treasure Coast as well as South Florida. She is a proud member of the Florida Professional Photographers and Professional Photographers of America. It is her firm belief that “Their is nothing more powerful than a confident woman who feels beautiful in her own skin.”

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

Competition Director

Billy Walker

Membership Director

Phil Galdys

Rhea Lewis

Rhea Lewis, CPP

Education Director Rhea Lewis is an award-winning photographer. 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 Siedman

FPP Delegate Vasi has been a board member since 2012 and was a recipient of the 2014 FPP Outstanding Service award. She is a third- generation photographer who is dedicated to learning her craft and is honored to represent PPGPB as a delegate on the state level. She is focusing on portraiture in her professional work.
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



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.


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.