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Monica Sigmon, M.Photog.Cr. M.Photog.Cr. &Michael Taylor, M.Photog.Hon.M.Photog.Cr., API,F-ASP M.Photog.Hon.M.Photog.Cr., API,F-ASP

Monica and Michael share how the return to their original Boutique Studio model has ultimately saved their business.  Going back to the basics and staying steadfast to the reason they each got started in photography in the first place - to create fine art wall portraits that will be a meaningful legacy passed down through the generations - has not only resulted in their unprecedented studio success, but allowed them each to pursue what they love, and ultimately feel more creatively fulfilled.  Join in to learn how you too, can build and brand your studio into a luxury service that clients clamor for.

Monica Sigmon, M.Photog.Cr. Bio

Monica Sigmon opened her Williamsburg studio in 2000 and quickly built a successful business with a reputation for excellence and cutting-edge imagery. 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. She has earned the prestigious Craftsman and Master’s Degrees from the Professional Photographers of America. Monica has also had the honor of being named Kodak’s Photographer to Watch.

Both Monica and Michael are award-winning photographic artists, best-known for their fresh, innovative signature style that represent their clients with emotion and honesty.  They joined their amazing talents together ten years ago and own the premier photography studio in the Williamsburg/Hampton Roads area.  They specialize in family, children’s and pet portraiture, as well as commercial photography.  Additionally, they are involved in several charitable causes in the area and founded the Women With A Cause and Grove Summer of Love projects, both serving to bring awareness to local organizations in need.

Michael Taylor, M.Photog.Hon.M.Photog.Cr., API,F-ASP Bio

Michael Taylor owned a studio in Pasadena, California for over twenty years, is a past president of the Professional Photographers of America (a 23,000 member association), and has given over 400 seminars including 30 international speaking engagements in Japan, Philippines, Korea, England, Canada, Mexico and Italy. His distinguished portfolio includes portraiture of Gerald Ford, Marlo Thomas, Carol Channing, Johnny Cash, and Jerry Lee Lewis. In addition to his portrait work at Sigmon Taylor Photography, Michael has established a wide body of work and diverse clientèle with our Commercial division, bringing personality and heart to imagery for companies across the country. Michael’s national clients include Eastman Kodak, Epson, Prophoto and Mamiya Cameras. Locally, he does extensive work for Riverside Health Systems, Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center, House and Home Magazine, and many more. Click here to see more of his work.

Both Monica and Michael are award-winning photographic artists, best-known for their fresh, innovative signature style that represent their clients with emotion and honesty.  They joined their amazing talents together ten years ago and own the premier photography studio in the Williamsburg/Hampton Roads area.  They specialize in family, children’s and pet portraiture, as well as commercial photography.  Additionally, they are involved in several charitable causes in the area and founded the Women With A Cause and Grove Summer of Love projects, both serving to bring awareness to local organizations in need.