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Elevating the business and art
of portrait photography.

 

We've built our reputation on the relationships we create with our photography students. To that end, we're creating an educational community that's designed around two-way conversations: small class sizes, as many LIVE events as possible, in-person workshops and interactive discussions...not just one-way lectures on a computer monitor.

Opportunities for small group and one-on-one coaching 

Check the schedule for in-person workshops at our studio or hosted by other photographers

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Monica Sigmon

Sony Artisan of Imagery

Master Photographic Craftsman

Professional Photographers of America

President, Society of XXV

Monica opened her Williamsburg  studio in 2000 and quickly built a successful business with a reputation for excellence and cutting-edge imagery. She has earned the prestigious Craftsman and Master’s Degrees from the Professional Photographers of America, was recognized as Kodak’s Photographer to Watch in 2007 and was named a Sony Artisan of Imagery in 2021.

Monica is a popular speaker and travels to speak to professional photographers around the country. She has earned the reputation for providing entertaining programs that focus on marketing and building your brand; energizing seasoned studio owners and inspiring new photographers alike.

Michael Taylor

Master Photographer

Honorary Master Photographic Craftsman

Professional Photographers of America

ASP Fellow

American Society of Photographers

For more than 20 years, Michael owned the premier portrait studio in Pasadena before he moved to Williamsburg, VA where he is co-owner of Sigmon Taylor Photography. He has served as a past president of the Professional Photographers of America and been sponsored by industry-leading companies such as Sony, Kodak, Mamiya, Profoto and more.

His distinguished portfolio includes portraiture of Gerald Ford, Marlo Thomas, Carol Channing, Johnny Cash, and Jerry Lee Lewis. Locally, he does extensive work for the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, Riverside Health System, Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Center, and many more.

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Anne-Marie Shumate

“Monica and Michael have created a truly unique and rare experience for portrait photographers who want to take their business to new heights.”

Kristine Logan

"They are the consummate teachers who pour their artistic souls into the live of their students. 

Rene Loyola

“Their expertise & their willingness to share it is intoxicating & exciting. They shared innumerable tips & tricks of the trade.”

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