Adrian Henson owns and operates Adrian Henson Photography in New Bern, NC, with his wife Heather. Their studio specializes in high school senior portraits, commercial photography, and dance school photography. When not producing great photographs, he enjoys traveling and sharing his knowledge of image making.
Adrian has a degree in Mechanical Drafting and Design and first used those skills as a project manager for the first eight years of his professional life. In 2001(after many years of not having any creative outlet), Adrian discovered his love for photography. While the change from project manager to photographer was huge, the skills and talents learned in his design training proved useful in both careers.
He is a self-described "hobbyist" and is always on the lookout for new and exciting hobbies to explore. From aquariums to metal detecting, cave exploring to sailing, he's been involved in almost too many hobbies to count! And while photography started out as a hobby, it was the one that stuck with him and rocked him to the core. Many of his hobbies came and went, but photography quickly evolved into much more—it became a core passion that will define him forever. Every hobby now seems to revolve around and come back to photography, and Adrian always finds a way to combine new hobbies with his love of photography.
Today, Adrian is heavily involved with his state organization (Professional Photographers of North Carolina) as well as being a PPA Councilor. He regularly travels throughout the country teaching and speaking and is an International Photographic Competition Juror in Training. He is very committed to photographic competition and has been honored with the Diamond, Platinum, Gold and Bronze awards as well as North Carolina's Photographer of the Year award and SEPPA's Best in Show, just to name a few. Adrian considers competition the greatest informal education and owes the bulk of his photography success to it.
Adrian is also devoted to making photography better. He encourages sharing and openness amongst professionals and believes that "the rising tide lifts all ships." He believes that through education, we can return confidence back to the photography profession.
Adrian has earned his PPA Master of Photography, Master of Electronic Imaging and Photographic Craftsman degrees, and he is a Certified Professional Photographer.