About our Team of Artists
Combining an exceptional blend of professionalism and impeccable artistry, Adrienne is widely recognized as an artistic master of light and life. While many photographers find themselves lost in the technology, Adrienne realizes that people – their lives – are the true subjects of her artistry. As one recent client observed, "Adrienne's Southern charm, her spunk, pizzazz, and enthusiasm are a perfect match for creating such beautiful memories ..."
Adrienne received her BFA in Photography from the Savannah College of Art and Design, one of the most prestigious art and design schools in the country. Soon thereafter, she founded Adrienne Maples Photography, Inc., which ultimately launched one of the preeminent photography studios in the Southeast. Riding an ascending wave of national exposure after moving to Kansas City, customers regularly find her work featured on the covers of magazines like Skirt and Southern Bride. She also exhibits photographs in feature articles, magazines, newspapers, and advertisements. But with exposure and peerless artistry comes the industry accolades – and the industry is recognizing her work. She is an award winning member of both the WPPI (Wedding and Portrait Photographers International) and WPJA (Wedding Photojournalist Association) – an offer extended by industry professionals to the most talented wedding photographers in the industry.
Learning the art from her father – also a photographer – Ashlee's passion for photography skyrocketed when she witnessed her first print emerge into life amidst the quiet peacefulness of her high school darkroom. Training with Adrienne since joining the team in 2006, Ashlee quickly proved an integral part of the studio. Since joining the studio, Ashlee regularly submits her work and has been highly recognized by several national competitions. But Ashlee's gift is revealed in her uncanny ability to find life in the small – typically unnoticed – moments most of us miss. With sublime artistry, she translates every delicate detail into a universal expression and representation of the wedding day.
With over 15 years of professional experience, Rob is the newest addition to Adrienne's award-winning team. Bringing with him photographic specialties spanning the gamut from editorial photojournalism to weddings, Rob has a keen and predictive eye for emotion, composition, and detail. Constantly on the move, his knack for being in the right place, at the right time, has made him a popular choice by clients who desire a more documentary approach to their big day. One recent bride observed that "because Rob is so unobtrusive during spontaneous moments, he absolutely nails the sweetness and emotion we experienced." But timing is only the first piece of the puzzle. On the big day, his ability to artistically capture the beauty and levity in all of the day's circumstances makes him an invaluable part of the wedding day.
Blair manages the day-to-day workings of the studio allowing Adrienne & her team to always be their creative best! She is not only the smiling face of the studio but Adrienne's loyal, dedicated assistant. She can be found smiling happily in the studio throughout the week handling communication, client management, & studio operations. She is also a friendly face at weddings handing Adrienne a lens or cheerfully setting up creative lighting. A recent corporate client noted, " I contacted several photographers in the area- not only was Adrienne's work above & beyond what we'd hoped for, but Blair was the most friendly, organized & wonderful to do business with! We can't wait to hire Adrienne & her team again!" Coming into work for an art studio was a huge shift for Blair. She achieved her Master's degree in urban planning & worked for governmental offices for nearly seven years. She took a leap & made the change to the artistic environment of the studio after the birth of her son. Her background & education attributes to her ability to effectively manage & continue elevating Adrienne in a competitive market.
We love capturing lifes special moments as much as you do. Contact our award-winning photography studio today!