Welcome to Lower Photography & Studio also has an outside portrait park and is a full service studio discreatly hidden at the edge of a residentilal area on the the corner of West River Parkway and 9th Ave in Rochester, Minnesota. We are a Certified Professional Photographer, on staff, and do all of the following: Art (fine and Giclee), Aerial, Architecture, Baby, Business, Commercial, Copy, Event, Family, Group, HIgh School Seniors, Kids, Model, Passport, Pet, Portrait (all kinds), Restoration, Visa, Wedding (at our studio in outside portrait park).
We are the proud owners of Lower Photography & Studio. We, Bev and I (Howard), have been working together for over 30 years in this business at this location. Looking back, we wouldn't change a single thing. Photography is a wonderful profession and it is who we are, not just what we do.
We are PC junkies ( I use to design and build them as an electrical engineer at IBM) and most of the time, you will find us both sitting in our office area within twelve feet of each other and that is what you would call “working side by side” on our PC’s. We love our automation (Howard does the building/fixes/programming the computers, finishing of prints, copy and restoration and things directly related to the art of photography like photographing just about anything and the study of light, calibration, studio setup, lighting, equipment, etc., while Bev is busy answering the phone, social networking, taking client’s orders, entering office information, etc.,)
We live in our house/studio which sits on two city lots and is where we made the whole lower level our studio. The two lots are fenced to hide the portrait park that contains lots of vegetation, a gazebo, a large waterfall circled with a stone wall, corrals, paths through the park-like area. The park is designed to allow photos to be created in good lighting through most of the day.
We are close to downtown where 4th Avenue going North turns into West River Parkway NW and after about a mile or so you climb up a little hill and we are located on the left, West side, on 9th Ave (the only house on the North side facing 9th Ave. We often spend our evenings on our new deck looking over our wildlife and birds and making sure they are being rewarded at the bird feeders. Yes, we are on a busy corner just North of the back of Hy-Vee and a block South of 37th Street where Wells Fargo Bank is. Instead of going to sleep with just the sound of birds and crickets, we go to sleep with the sound of those walking by us, some light traffic, etc, - you know the sounds of life and we celebrate each and every day whizzing by.
As members of one of the most elite, international photography societies, both Howard and Bev continue to offer the highest level of artistry and service in this region and beyond.
Would we trade it? Absolutely not! We love what we do, where we live and are blessed every day. Enjoy your visit to our website and come back often!
Certified PPA Photographer, Howard
This is the testimonial from a young mother who let us into her feeling about who she was. It was such a blessing for us to work with her. She was open to our suggestions on her starting to want to be a model. See the following from a .... Well we will let you hear her voice in her testimonial that follows.
Lower Photography & Studio is also: MedCityPhotoStudio.com & Goodimage.com
3509 9th Ave NW Rochester, MN 55901
www.lowerphotography.com or call 507-282-2534