Challenge Accepted

with Mary Fisk-Taylor, M. Photog., Cr., CPP, E-ASP, ABI, API

Saturday, Mar 27 at 1pm PDT


Sponsored by Professional Photographers of America

  • The word Challenge is such a powerful word with so many meanings and implications.  The Oxford Dictionary defines the word challenge as both a noun and a verb, a challenge can be a call to take part in a contest or competition or can invite someone to engage in a contest.  I think that our industry  essentially personifies the word CHALLENGE for me both personally and professionally.  So, let’s talk about challenges and challenging ourselves as professional photographers and small business owners.

Mary Fisk-Taylor, MBA, M. Photog., Cr., EA- ASP, CPP, ABI, API

For almost 25 years Mary Fisk-Taylor has owned a portrait and wedding business with her business partner, Jamie Hayes in Richmond, Virginia. Hayes & Fisk Photography is one of the most sought-after Portrait and Wedding studios in their industry.  Mary also partners with her Mom and sister in a boutique volume and high school senior portrait studio that caters to local private schools and stresses both excellence in hometown and local client service and technical proficiency in the art of photography.

Mary has received her Master of Photography, Craftsmen of Photography and Certification of Professional Photography. Mary was Photographer of the Year in 2007 and has won Best Wedding Album of the Year in Virginia several times. Nationally her prints and albums recognized as Grand Imaging Award finalists.  As an award winning photographer dedicated to continuing excellence in her craft, Mary received many notable awards, including the Virginia Award, PPA Charities Legacy Award, the Charles H. (Bud) Haynes Award, the National Award from the Southeastern Professional Photographers Association and two more National Awards from other affiliates. Mary joined the PPA Business Instructor program back in 1999 when it began. She has enjoyed lecturing all over the world and sharing with other photographers as well as serving as a PPA Studio Management Services Mentor as well as an International Juror for PPA

Mary is most proud of her two beautiful children, Alexandra and Jackson. Her husband, Daryl, and she enjoys the flexibility and joy that owning a profitable photography studio has allowed their family.  At the age of 42 Mary was named one of Virginia’s Top 40 under 40 for her leadership in the community, volunteer and charity work and her business savvy.

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