Hi, I'm Jan and I am a full time professional photographer/studio owner based in the NW Ohio/SE Michigan area. I began my photography career just out of high school and have been enjoying every minute of this crazy wonderful career ever since. In the span of a "few" years, I've photographed nearly 3,300 weddings, tens of thousands of seniors, families, babies, pets, sports teams, corporate work, head shots, and just about anything that needed photographed.
Together with "on the job training" and many hours studying with the Masters at the prestigious Winona School of Professional Photography and at dozens of seminars and classes through the Professional Photographers of America, I've become the photographer that I am today. I am continually learning and adjusting and staying on top of the latest trends in photography, while using the knowledge that comes from experience to create the kind of work that you have dreamed of. I learned on film and I still love my Hasselblad's, but I also love the creativity of digital photography and love what I can do in Lightroom and Photoshop. I'm a great mixture of timeless, non-cheesy, fun, beautiful photographic styles, mixing every facet of each wedding or portrait to create the most wonderful end result. I want you to fall in love with your images and be proud to share them with your loved ones and friends. I want to be the one you call when you need photos, whether it be wedding, baby, family, or senior portraits. I have been blessed with the most incredible clients and I never take that blessing for granted.
Who am I? My name is Janet Louise Hudson. Now you understand why I don't use my first and middle name as my studio logo? Janet Louise, what was my mother thinking? ;)
I am a person who will try anything I put my mind to doing. I grew up with five brothers, so the world of Jan is wide open to many things. I'm honest and decent and loyal and fun. I believe that a professional photographer holds many responsibilities, whether is it capturing the love and emotions of your wedding day or finding each person's personality and beauty in a senior or family session. And babies? Oh, we LOVE babies!
I am past president of the Professional Photographers of NW Ohio, served on the board of the Professional Photographers of Ohio, I taught photography for 33 years, and have won many, many awards for my portrait/wedding images.
So you don't think I'm boring, I love gardens and have a beautiful English garden at the studio that we use for weddings, seniors, and family portraits. I love oil painting, building and repairing acoustic instruments, and I am a published author. In my spare time I am a musician in a internationally played bluegrass/folk/Americana band . The Fossil Creek Band's original music is played in over 40 countries & on 250+ radio stations worldwide. We're very proud that our local band is internationally known and loved. As much as we love to tour in the off season, we all are professionals and have "real" jobs that we love even more!
All of this and more ! God has certainly blessed my life and I am so very thankful.
Speaking of blessed....meet my wonderful staff of photographers. Best ever!