Board of Directors: Stephen Thetford
Stephen Thetford, M.Photog.Cr., CPP
Stephen and his wife, Janet, own and operate Stephen Thetford Photography in Fayetteville, AR, serving high school seniors, families, children, weddings and business portraits. Stephen’s original photographic training came from a short stint as a police detective in Texas investigating crime scenes. Later, he used his newfound camera skills and opened a home-based portrait studio. Eventually, he and Janet moved to Arkansas, where he was quickly established as a premier photographer in the region.
Stephen gives PPA and the Affiliate Schools credit for the majority of his photographic skills, and he has chosen to give something back to the organizations. He has served on the boards and as president of the Professional Photographers Association of New Mexico and the Southwest Professional Photographers Association. He has spent 15 years on the Bylaws, Rules and Ethics (BRE) Committee of PPA and served as a trustee of the Delta School of Professional Photography since it was established in 2002. He is also a current member of the Arkansas Professional Photographers and the Professional Photographers of the Ozarks.
Working to continually maintain an edge in his art, Stephen has participated in PPA and Affiliate photographic competitions to help his work stay fresh. He has been named "High School Senior Photographer of the Year" for the past three years in the Arkansas Professional Photographers print competition, along with numerous category titles and awards.