Our Story

Everyone has a story to tell.

Brad Cansler


How did the great masters of the past create their work? They began with an idea; then would lightly sketch on blank canvas before transposing the vision in their head. Over the years I have come to rely more on this same process to skillfully create my art. As an artist, visualizing the final image allows me to focus on the moment and my connection with the subjects.

Though Brad began his career in photography by doing weddings, he now uses his wealth of knowledge to hone his craft and art. He delights in creating photographs of families, children, seniors, and corporate portraiture.

He has been recognized honored for his artistry, receiving numerous awards from different organizations. His photographs have been displayed internationally, as well as at Disney’s EPCOT Center.

When he's not in the studio, he spends time with his beloved wife and daughter, hiking, biking, and traveling.

Graham Cooper

Digital Artist

Graham is our digital artist. He uses subtle retouching techniques for natural and beautiful image results.

Before joining us, Graham worked for McKee Foods where he worked in research and development.

When he’s not behind a computer screen you might find him playing a round of golf with his son or out on an adventure to the next national park; his national park passport is almost full. His love of technology keeps him current on the latest Apple news and the next new gadget.

Helen Cansler

Marketing Consultant &
Editor In Chief

In addition to her full time job, Helen has been part of the studio from the very beginning. Early on she helped Brad with sessions, helped photograph weddings, wrote the studio newsletters, and lugged equipment.

Helen received her Craftsman degree from Professional Photographers of America in 1996. After their daughter Sydney was born, her involvement in the studio took a backseat to being a mom, however, she is still editor in chief for the studio marketing.

When she's not working, Helen loves to travel and enjoys cooking.
As storytellers using photography as our medium, we typically work with people who see their lives changing rapidly. They realize the impact exceptional photographs have in their life as well as their connections with others.
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