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Meet Our 2018 Photography Staff

Chad Zerbe, Owner / General Manager / Printmaker (Weddings, Commercial)

“What I like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce.” – Karl Lagerfeld

I have the privilege to carry on my father’s legacy and the ability to hone the craft I grew up in. It all began standing next to my dad in our basement Darkroom processing black and white film — to today, our studio, which is fully digital and constantly growing with customer experience.  I have to say, the experience of walking with our clients through the most pivotal moments in their lives and capturing their important memories is an honor. It is such a joy to present a handcrafted print that will last a lifetime. To continue my creative passions in my free time I love to work on building my Gourmet Cooking talents by trying new recipes from around the world.

Bonita Zerbe, Owner / Photojournalist (Children, Families, Commercial)

When you find yourself beginning to feel a bond between yourself and the people you photograph, when you laugh and cry with their laughter and tears, you will know you are on the right track.” – Weegee

In the beginning of my photography career, I learned from my extremely talented late husband who slowly taught me the meat and potatoes of being a photographer. Over the years, with David being deployed overseas defending our country, I ran the business’ day to day operations. Today, I truly enjoy bringing out a smile in my clients’ faces and working hand in hand with our fabulous wedding clients. There are times at our weddings where I get my bride a tissue to wipe away a tear or fix her hair at their right moment. It is truly amazing to be able to be behind the camera making family memories come to life. In my free time, outside of the business I love decorating my beautiful home.

Wayne Becker, Lead Photographer (Weddings, Seniors, Commercial)

“The camera is the least important element in photography.” – Julius Shulman

To wake up every morning knowing I am following my passion is a complete blessing. It is such an honor to be able to capture the moments in time that will live forever. I consider myself a showman within the industry and always find ways to make my clients laugh and smile even on the most stressful days of their lives. I am constantly looking forward to creating new memories with my clients. When I’m not behind the camera, I am just a simple guy who volunteers his time to many causes and enjoys watching a good superhero movie.

Tami Bennecoff, Photojournalist (Children, Infants, Weddings, Seniors)

“It is more important to click with people than to click the shutter.” – Alfred Eisenstadt

Born and raised on a family farm, you would never expect me to be a photographer. My first camera was bought for me at the age of ten and while traveling to many county fairs with my family, I developed a talent for photographing livestock.  As I grew more and gained experience, I began to widen my horizons with other styles of photography. I adore all the numerous emotions that are given off of the memories I capture, and I can’t wait to share them with you.

Kaylie Vrabel, Photojournalist (Weddings)

“Photography for me is not looking, it’s feeling. If you can’t feel what you’re looking at, then you’re never going to get others to feel anything when they look at your pictures.” – Don McCullen

I stumbled upon my passion for photography with no intention of doing so. Art and creativity is something I have always been drawn to. For as long as I can remember, I appreciated and took extra notice to the natural beauty of the world around me. In recent years, I have combined all of that into a passion behind the lens. Driving down the highway or watching a couple dancing during their first dance as husband and wife; these moments are not just a blur of movements in my mind, they’re moments photographed in beautiful color.