Roger & Lianne have owned Arranel Studios, their professional photo studio for over 40 years, It has evolved from film to digital photography, as times changed. As a couple, they have unique perspective of photography, from both the male and female point of view.
Roger was awarded the Master of Photographic Arts designation in 1998 by the Professional Photographers of Canada. He is known for his easy-going way with people and his ability to make everyone feel at ease in front of his camera.
Lianne has always been Roger’s muse, providing the artistic touch to their photography as well as keeping the business running behind the scenes.
The Guy Behind The Camera
Photography has intrigued me ever since I was a young boy. By turning my passion into a career, I’ve had a great life and made many people happy with my creative skills.
People tell me that my fun loving energy and easy going style put them at ease in front of the camera. I must admit I’m a bit of a ‘clown’. I use that skill to bring out the best in every person I photograph.
I’ve worked to perfect my craft over the years. Here are a few brags:
Master of Photographic Arts designation in 1998 by the Professional Photographers of Canada
Received many awards in a variety of styles at provincial and national competitions
Served as President of the Professional Photographers of Ontario
I’ve taught photography to many keen students at community college night classes as well as small groups and one-on-one at my studio.
The Muse That Sparks the Guy
I’m what you might call a ‘multi-passionate’ creative type person. I’ve been told that my sense of humour, high energy and open-minded nature are my strengths. I’m sure that’s also what makes me an enthusiastic ‘people person’.
My natural curiousity came from my ‘travels’ as a child. I inherited my mother’s artistic flair and my father’s organizational skills. That ‘balanced personality’ gives me a terrific life vision. It also makes me the “muse behind the man” in our business. That said, I’m no shrinking violet either!
A few of my brags (less official than Roger’s) are:
a keen lifetime reader (why I am short-sighted, I suspect)
an ‘animal addict’ who loves being a dog, cat and horse trainer/tamer
a ‘seeker and sharer’ of knowledge in personal development as well as health and well being
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154 North Rd Smiths Falls ON K7A 4S4
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