Andrew Jenkins CPP, M.photog, Cr.
Andrew owns and operates a custom design portrait studio located in St. Johns, Michigan. After graduating with a degree in photography, Andrew purchased a home based business and relocated it to a one hundred year old Victorian style home complete with a carriage house and a beautiful portrait park. He goes home in the evening to a wonderful wife Emily and three children Alex, Gabriella, and Caroline.
Andrew has been very successful in State and National Print Competitions. He is a Certified Professional Photographer and holds the Master, Craftsman, and Image Excellence degree given by the Professional Photographers of America. He has been honored with Top Seven Photographers in Michigan many times over the past years. Andrew was awarded Photographer of the Year in the state of Michigan in 2005 and 2007. He has also been the recipient of the ASP Bronze Medallion as well as placing second in the Kodak Gallery Elite Award. Many of his images have been published in PPA Loan Collection as well as Showcase books. He has also been honored as a PPA Medalist 15 times . His greatest honor in photography came in 2017 when he was presented with the National Award from the Professional Photographers of America. This is the highest honor given in the industry. It recognizes those whose support for photography goes far beyond any regular expectations or contributions.
Some random things about Andrew: -His wife Emily is also a photographer and owns a studio in Davison, his three kids. Alex is a graduate of Michigan State and is a RN at Sparrow Hospital, Gabriella is currently attending Grand Valley State and also perusing a career in nursing, and Caroline is in 3rd grade she loves anything outdoors from riding bikes to any of the many sports that she participates in. Andrew is always SUPERFANTASTIC and can make anyone laugh and feel comfortable! He loves sports, when he is not photographing a wedding you can find him at Michigan State Football & Basketball games. Spending time with his family is his most favorite activity!
Penny VanDuinen and Barb Seger is our behind the scenes gals who keeps the studio rolling! They have both been with the studio longer than Andrew. Penny will help you pick out your framing, take your order, and help you plan for your session . She also makes the best cookies! She has four adult children with new grandchildren arriving all the time!! Barb is our office coordinator and makes sure everything is just right with your order. She keeps Andrew in line and loves spending time with her family which includes her husband of 35 years her two children and their families which include four grandchildren . She also makes a mean Chocolate Whacky Cake!