About Us

Frances M. Rister

Frances M. (Taylor) Rister is a photographer and digital artist from Cortland, Ohio. She is currently pursuing a Bachelors Degree at Kent State University, specializing in Computer Graphics and Technology.

“From a young age I have always been very artistic. Once I got into high school, a new world opened up for me, photography. It gave me a new passion that I never knew before. I loved working in the darkroom, developing the photos, and printing them on my own. It gave me an understanding that I lacked just having them printed elsewhere.

Now, with the advent of the digital age, I can get a better quality, sharper image than ever before. Using the computer, I can touch up images and create a variety of special works as well.

With a strong eye for detail and the encouragement of friends, family, and colleagues, I have decided to take the next step in my life and become a professional photographer.

I hope to work with you soon and make memories to last a lifetime.

Jason J. Rister

Jason J. Rister, Frances’s husband, is the other half of our team. Jason’s primary calling is computer programming, however, over the last few years he’s become very fond of photography. Jason’s primary area of responsibility is the business management aspects of our venture, in addition to handling lights and equipment, developing and maintaining the website, and of course, doing photography and retouch as well.

Jason holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Technology, and an Associate of Applied Business degree in Computer Technology, both from Kent State University.

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