Robert Evans Founder
I came to Minnesota for the first time in the winter of 2012 to photograph a fashion shoot at Ice Castles. I returned again in May of the same year; I thought to myself I could live here. Back story, my grandparents owned a lake home in Indiana where I spent my summers, from age five until I was about seventeen years old. I did all the fun things a kid gets to do living on a lake in the summer, fishing, boating and chasing fireflys. Minnesota reminded me of those days along with the friendly people of the Midwest. I wanted to give my children the same experience, so in the summer of 2014 we left Southern California for a better quality of life and amazing schools. I have to say we all love it. I am happy to be a Minnesotan.
My photographic history…
I was born and raised in Southern California. During college I worked in Color lab in Hollywood for a little over year, long enough to realize I wanted to take pictures not process other people images, then a friend who worked at a large portrait studio told me of an opening in their wedding department, and my path into weddings began. After months of training, I photographed my first wedding on my own in January of 1989, going on to work for two other photography studios before opening my own business in January of 1994. I worked hard building a business and have achieved modest notoriety for my efforts. One of my career achievements I am most proud of, came by invitation in 2012 from Sony, to become member of their Sony Artisan of Imagery program, where I represent the Sony brand. I am Sony’s wedding and portrait Artisan, one of only a handful of photographers who Sony recognizes as the best in their field. I exclusively use Sony cameras and lenses, speak at trade shows and educate fellow photographers.
Over the years past twenty-seven years as a professional photographer, I have been very honored to be invited by some of the top names in music, movies, television, sports and business, to tell the stories of their weddings and personal events. It’s a world that chose me I did not choose it. Even though, I am humbled by each invitation these unique opportunities bring, they happen far less frequently than the requests I get on a daily basis from the people like you and me, who ask that I photograph their weddings and portraits. I treat these secretive assignments the exact same way I do each weekend, photographing my everyday clients, with the same passion and enthusiasm telling the stories that are unique to my couples and their families, with a vision, that only my eye can, capturing moments people will share for a lifetime.