Andrew Jenkins CPP, M.photog, Cr.

Andrew owns and operates a custom design portrait studio in St. Johns Michigan. After graduating with a degree in photography, Andrew purchased a small 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. Andrew has been very successful in State and National Print Competitions. He is a Certified Professional Photographer and holds the Master Photographer degree, Master Craftsman degree , and Image Excellence degree, all awarded by the Professional Photographers of America. He has been honored as "Top Seven Photographers in Michigan" many times over the years, and was awarded "Photographer of the Year" in the state of Michigan in 2005 and 2007. He has also been the recipient of the American Society of Photographers Bronze Medallion award and has placed second in the nation in the Kodak Gallery Elite Competition. Many of his images have been published in PPA Loan Collection as well as the PPA Showcase book. Andrew has been honored internationally 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 photography industry.  It recognizes one individual each year whose support for photography goes far beyond any regular expectation or contribution.

 

Emily Jenkins CPP, M.photog  

In 2004 Emily joined the Canfield Jenkins team. She was already an award winning photographer and owns Signature Portrait Studio in Davison Michigan. Emily is a Certified Professional Photographer and holds the Master Photographer degree. She is one of the few women in the state of Michigan who holds BOTH of these degrees. Emily's photographs have been published in the PPA Loan collection, as well as the PPA Showcase book. In 2011 she was honored "For Creative Excellence in the Field of Professional Photography" as a Bronze Medalist at the International Photographic Competition. Emily has degrees in Communications and Psychology from the University of Michigan-Flint. She brings with her, a passion for life and a love of photography!

 

On a personal level, Andrew and Emily have three children. Alex (23) is a Nurse at Sparrow Hospital. Gabriella (19) is employed at Spectrum Health and is pursuing a Nursing degree from Grand Valley State University. Caroline (9) is in third grade and loves volleyball, gymnastics, and riding her bike. On weekends they can be found at any Michigan State sporting event or spending time on their boat. The Jenkins are avid travelers and have taken their children to over 15 different countries. Their greatest adventure to date was a 2 week trip to Africa in 2017.  

 

Penny VanDuinen and Barb Seger are our behind the scenes gals. They keep the studio rolling, and have both been with Canfield Jenkins for over 20 years. Penny will help you pick out framing, take your order, and plan 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. She is a master at retouching and makes sure everything is just right with every order. She keeps Andrew in line and loves spending time with her husband Mike and their two children and four grandchildren.