Chris, You’ve Been a Photographer For How Long?!
Thank you for your interest. My name is Chris Cummins and I am the owner and chief photographer for Glow Imagery.
I began my photography life more than 20 years ago as a high school student seeking a creative outlet for all of the angst and torment of those teenage years.
My overwhelming desire to be a professional photographer took me to the University of Missouri, where I studied photojournalism and graduated with a college degree in photojournalism in 1996.
I loved telling stories of people through images that capture their joy and emotions. It’s those warm and fuzzy parts of all of us that remind us of life’s wonder and mystery.
My career began as a newspaper photojournalist working for community dailies in the Farm Belt and North Carolina in the mid 1990s.
In early 2003, while in North Carolina, the declining future of the newspaper industry was starting to bother me and I didn’t see any answers. The job had begun to lose its charm.
My two passions in life are photography and people. So I looked around for what could be a next step that included these two passions. The answer was weddings and portraits.
Looking for a change of scenery I returned to my native Kansas City in 2003 and opened my photography studio that would later become Glow Imagery.
It’s my belief that being the trusted caretaker of your memories is a tremendous gift. To look at your images long after the photographs are made and see not just what you saw on your wedding day but what you felt in still images is such a beautiful experience. It gives me goosebumps to see the delight in our clients’ faces when they first see their images.
It never, ever gets old.
What Is Chris Like Away From His Cameras?
In my own life, my wife and baby girl Charlotte are my world. Asking for more from life would be greedy because these two people are such a blessing. My wife, Gen, is a sous chef at Andre’s, our marriage had to come with a gym membership!
In the down moments I am usually over a hot grill or smoker working on a new creation of culinary delight, reading or being my daughter’s free amusement ride. Life is so good.
Can you imagine the people you love not being a part of your life? I can’t either. Do you feel your photography should show you why you feel that way? I do too.
What Makes Chris Different From Other Photographers?
My photography style is about a unique combination of three things. The first is my passion for discovering and recording the true, unscripted moments of your wedding day. The second is doing portraits of you in a relaxed, comfortable, natural approach. Lastly, add in our dramatic, alluring lighting style we love from the old Hollywood studio portrait photographers and there you have it, the Glow Imagery style.
Glow Imagery is about photography that celebrates all that is true and fabulous about you and the people you care about. This style of photography is not for everyone, is it for you?
We won’t know until we talk. Connect with us today!
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