Experienced Hotel Photographer
Meet The Team
Why hire a hotel photographer when you can get a hotel photography team? We are a husband and wife team who found a way to combine our skills, experience and passions into a business that allows us to live the life of our dreams. We each bring a unique set of strengths to each job that we do. When you hire Vision Quest, you get the best of both of us.
With a degree in Commercial Photography and over TWENTY – FIVE years of experience as a professional photographer, Greg is able to capture images that truly let you shine. For each hour of onsite photography, at least another hour is spent preparing the final product.
While earning his degree, Greg managed a hotel and cabin rental company so he brings a keen insight into the unique challenges and opportunities available to our hospitality clients.
Prior to starting our business, Greg owned a portrait and wedding studio for 9 years. Our business allows him to utilize his photography experience without the demands of a brick and mortar studio.
Paige is our marketing guru and onsite superstar. When we arrive onsite, Paige goes to work making sure that everything is staged so that Greg can capture the best possible photos. Paige is one who will be working with you ahead of time to prepare for your shoot and working to make sure that we accommodate your guests and staff.
With a Bachelor’s in Public Relations and Master’s in Social Work, Paige has worked in marketing for large corporations as well as in the behavioral healthcare field.
Paige is our people person and has an uncanny ability to instantly put people at ease and make the day of the photo shoot a fun experience.
Collect Memories, Not Things
We love our travels but our favorite place of all is our 700 square foot house in Quincy, IL. We have our own piece of paradise right on the Mississippi River and have learned that living in a small house allows us to live a large life!
When we aren’t on the road, we can be found sitting on our deck, boating on the river or watching Georgia Bulldogs football in our screen porch. We are proud that we provide a foster home for a local animal rescue organization and have helped more than 50 cats and kittens find forever homes.
We love our gypsy lifestyle and travel with our bicycles most of the time so we can get out and explore.
How we started our Hotel Photography Company
Our story is a case study in the effectiveness of online marketing!
We met online at a time when we were both at crossroads in our lives and careers. Neither of us was looking for romance at the time but we quickly knew we had found something special and decided to get out of God’s way and see where He wanted to take us. When we met for ice cream that first night, we couldn’t have imagined the places we would go. That was 12 years, more than 600,000 miles and 48 states ago…
Greg started the virtual tour business the week after we met so this has been a joint venture since day one. We were living in the North Georgia mountains and by chance encounter in the grocery store, Paige met the owner of a cabin rental company. They agreed to be our guinea pigs and after photographing their 50 cabins, we had refined our systems. At the time, Paige was working as the Assistant Director of Admissions at a therapeutic boarding school and realized that a virtual tour would be a great tool for explaining the program and campus to the parents who called looking for help for their troubled kids.
Our real break came shortly after we got married. While in Florida for our honeymoon, Paige visited with a prospective student who was finishing treatment at a local drug and alcohol recovery center. Since we had bartered our honeymoon condo in exchange for a virtual tour, we had our equipment with us. Paige explained how helpful the virtual tour for her school had been and we did a virtual tour for the recovery center. A couple of weeks later, we got a call from their corporate office asking if we would be interested in photographing some of their other behavioral healthcare programs.
In January of 2011, we set out on what we thought would be a once in a lifetime 10,000 mile road trip/honeymoon. We left home with 11 jobs booked but while we were on the road, Paige called other behavioral health programs. We bartered with bed and breakfasts , hotels and restaurants and picked up other jobs along the way. We finished the trip having photographed 54 virtual tours in 53 days and we knew that we had found our niche and our calling.
Since then, we have photographed several thousand vacation rentals and homes, more than 800 hotels and hundreds of other businesses. That 10,000 mile road trip has turned into the world’s longest honeymoon and we can’t wait to see where this journey takes us next!