Steven Kramer believes that a true portrait should have a timelessness and grace that will transcend through the generations of the families who are depicted in them. He has been photographing professionally for over 25 years bringing that experience and skill to each portrait he creates. His extensive experience has given him an understanding of lighting, composition and storytelling that sets him apart from nearly every other portrait artist. His beautiful idealized portraits convey a sense of timeless elegance and grace.
Steven’s portraits have been sources of inspiration for others, and his unmistakable style is often imitated; yet few others have achieved the level of acclaim that he has. He holds both the Master of Photography and Craftsman of Photography degrees with the Professional Photographers of America. In addition, Steven has been recognized by his peers with the Kodak Gallery Award and is a member of the Presidential Circle of Photographers with Burrell Labs, a distinction held by less than 100 photographers in the country.
Peter Gelabert has been with Kramer Portraits since 1999, when it was founded. In 2006 Peter was an integral part of establishing the Hillsborough studio. He began fully devoting himself to the Hillsborough studio in 2007, making it the thriving success it is today. In 2012 after making the Hillsborough studio a true success, Peter returned to Red Bank and began managing both studios.
Peter has a true passion for portraiture and a discerning eye for creating exquisite portraits with over 17 years of experience. He is an award-winning photographer and is a Certified Professional Photographer through the Professional Photographers of America. Peter is also a member of the Presidential Circle of Photographers with Burrell Labs, a distinction held by less than 100 photographers in the country.
Paul Skipworth was born in Jackson, Mississippi, and graduated from Century College in Shreveport, Louisiana, with a B.S. in Business Administration. While in high school he gave in to his love of portrait photography at a local photographic studio in Shreveport. After several years of training and developing, Paul founded his first portrait studio Skipworth Inc. in Shreveport.
Over the years other studios were opened in Memphis, Tennessee, and Little Rock, Arkansas, serving an additional twelve cities in the South. In 1987 he bought Gittings Inc. to head up a new challenge of the consolidation of Skipworth Inc. and Gittings Inc. into Gittings/Skipworth Inc. The new studios operated in Dallas, Houston and Fort Worth, Texas, serving many southern cities creating exceptional portraiture for the affluent clientele.
Paul Skipworth has an exciting photographic history and has been honored to create portraits, including several Presidential Inaugurations and portrait sessions equaled by very few in the industry. Paul holds the Master of Photography and Photographic Craftsman degrees from the Professional Photographers of America. He is also a Fellow of Photography from ASP.
Candace Watkins studied fine art and visual communications at Utah Valley University. She went on to pursue additional studies in graphic design and photographic technique. Candace has a love of portraiture, creating portraits with exceptional design elements and timeless expression with her years of experience. She is a Certified Professional Photographer through the Professional Photographers of America. Candace creates our portraits for the Hillsborough studio.
Michael Travisano is a life long resident in Ocean County New Jersey. He is an award-winning photographer, photographing professionally for over 30 years. He holds the very prestigious Master of Photography, Photographic Craftsman degrees, less than 1 percent of all professional photographers hold this qualification.
Currently, Michael is working and striving on completing his Master Artist Degree for Professional Photographers of America. Michael is very passionate in creating classical, timeless portraiture that is past down for generations. He creates portraits in our Connecticut and our Philadelphia studio.