As a professional photographer I get the pleasure of bringing marketing campaigns to life with eye popping images that get peoples attention. The first 15 years of my career were spent almost exclusively in commercial photography. About 15 years ago I discovered that I also have a special talent for making people feel comfortable in-front of the lens and began shooting lifestyle photography. Being able to shoot great architecture photography as well as people has placed me in a unique position as a photographer. I have been told by many of my clients that it is very rare that they find a photographer that can do both really well.
I LOVE what I do. I count it a privilege to shoot for companies, like yours, all over the country. I have a BA degree in photography from Brooks Institute, but my education is always expanding to stay on top of the latest tools and techniques, in fact I recently became an FAA certified drone pilot. I feel truly blessed to be a full-time professional photographer for over 30 years now.
My Favorite Quote - “What ever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men.”- Colossians 3:25
Established in 1988 on the central coast of California, Studio 101 West is mid-way between Los Angeles and San Francisco. This strategic location helps us better server the state of California as well as be available for world-wide travel. Founded by lead photographer Dennis Swanson and his wife Deborah Swanson, who's award winning graphic design has served clients such as Embassy Suites, Seagate, and Johnson & Johnson.
Deborah has her degree in Communication Design & Illustration from Otis Art Institute in Los Angles. She handles all of the studio's own marketing materials and the commercial design work for our Graphic Design department. In her spare time she loves to paint and teach art to children and adults. She is also the accomplished author of "Drawing on History," a high school art curriculum.