Our Photographers -Wally, Julie and Ed
We will be using this section to showcase the great photography of the main
photographers at Wally Spice Photography. We each have a rich history of accomplishments and honors over the years and strengths that contribute to the success of our company on the whole.
This is a family business and I am so proud of that! I started this business with primarily weddings in 1993. So we will be celebrating 20 years of being in business in 2013!
My daughter Julie Proudfoot started working for the company 15 years ago - first in editing, then assisting, then working with me as a full 2nd photographer, to now photographing and enjoying the reputation and distinction of being a main photographer in her own right.
She is the current president of DPPA - the Detroit Professional Photographers Association and doing a great job, bringing in lots of great speakers and programs and leading the association.
So proud of Julie following in my footsteps - I was president in 2007-2008,
Julie found her calling in High School Senior photography and has excelled here.
Ed Westwood is Julie's finance - we are all looking forward to their wedding on a beach in Florida at the end of January of 2013 - just before the SYNC conference for senior photography.
Ed is a Master Photographer and has had many high scoring and award winning competition prints in his career. He has been a professional Photographer for many years, working for various professional photography studios.
Both Ed and Wally are on the board of of directors for PPM - the professional Photographers of Michigan. This is where Julie and Ed met 2 years ago.
We all strive to perfect our craft and are sometimes rewarded when we submit our work to be judged in various competitions within the professional organizations we belong to.
Ed inspires us and encourages us in these endeavors - which is very good.
Aaron Proudfoot is Julie's oldest son. He has also loves photography and has learned so much. He often assists at wedding with us - and he usually has a camera in hand also. We has captured beautiful images from other view point (like towards the groom on that side of a ceremony) He has photographed some award winning winning images himself!
He has also done a lot of modeling for us and the speakers we bring in. Another way to really learn!
Aaron graduated from Cousino High school in 2012. He is attending Washtenaw Community College and also works at Buchemis.
Over the years he has also been active in the Masonic Youth group for young men - Michigan DeMolay, often in leadership positions.
Steven Proudfoot is Julies youngest son, a sophomore in high school. He is following right behind us and also loves photography. He helps a lot at the studio and helps with some editing. He has done some modelling for us and the speakers also. When PPM had their online print competition, he received 2 awards in the "Next Generation" division, so also has a lot of potential. He loves to assist Julie in the work she does for the high school sports - like football and cheer-leading etc.
Each will have their own page to highlight their accomplishments and best work. (in a blog format) Besides competition prints, and other fine art, this can also include the best images we have created in our travels through out the years to our favorite locations. Even our favorite images of the work we create on a daily bases.
We love what we do, we strive to push ourselves to the best we can be and it shows!
I hope you enjoy the site and welcome any comments and input!