Shelly Wickens is our studio manager and photographer.
Shelly is passionate about photography and enjoys both the creative and technical side of the art. Shelly became fascinated with photography at a young age but has actively pursued it as a career for the last few years. Her preferred styles are portraiture and creative photography.
Shelly enjoys connecting with the person or persons she is capturing, making the shoot a truly unique and personal experience for both subject and photographer.
Internationally known photographer Von McKnelly has been creating images around the globe for over twenty five years. Working in the fashion industry for most of his career, Von is now concentrating his efforts in directing short films, and fine art portraits.
Adventure and exploration seems to be a way of life for Von. A former professional yachtsman sailing the Mediterranean and Caribbean Seas experiencing the diversity of different cultures has led him to develop a keen eye for his work.
A self taught artist Von was creating portraits using a friends 35MM film camera when the passion for photography consumed his every waking moment. With the same sense of exploration as with everything in his life Von followed a career in photography that has taken him to San Francisco, Paris and Barcelona where he lived for two years soaking in the European fashion couture.
" I paint with light" is what Von says about his chosen profession and it fits his work well. Whether it's fine art portraits, still life or his wacky humor images, Von controls the light to create the perfect picture.