We believe in the power of an image to tell a story and we care passionately about creating those stories for each and every person who chooses us to be their 'storyteller.'
And it goes without saying that we back up our experience with a solid business ethic, focused on fun and follow through. Service separates good from great.
Our clients know that we respect their time and the investments they make with us. Enjoying what we do is a bonus, but we never forget that you are the real reason we can make a living doing what we love. And we are thankful every day that people like you see our vision and respect what it takes to make it happen. Give us a call. We'd love to find out more about your life. Finding the uncommon view to tell your story is what makes us tick!
For more background on our team and our company history read on.... View our "Behind the Lens" features to watch us in action!
Been in front of, around or behind the camera- from modeling, acting and dancing to working as a stylist for other fashion photographers and movie producers. Picked up her own camera along with her styling tools over 20 years ago and has been making art on film and faces ever since.
Likes: the first smell of fall in the air, really good coffee and chocolate, animals of all kinds and watching old movies
Dislikes: arrogance, animal abuse, too many rainy days, running out of ice cream
Took the more traditional path to her career with a BFA in fine art photography from the Universtiy of Cincinnati and an MA in visual communication from the University of Georgia. Prior to founding ZoomWorks she worked in photography and design for newspapers and magazines as both a photo editor and art director.
Likes: Spending time w/ my hubby and two boys. Naps. Amazing light. Chocolate. Traveling the world.
Dislikes: Lack of sleep. People who are always "too busy". Grocery shopping.
Deanna Markow: Lead Associate Photographer
With a BFA in photography her artistic skills are firmly grounded in technical excellence from darkroom and film to the digital world of today she's relentless in her pursuit of excellence. As a recent bride Deanna knows both the stress and excitement this big day can bring and will work to assure every detail is prepared.
Likes: Fun people, my new hubby, animals, relaxing in the tropics, making people happy, tattoos.
Dislikes: People who don't speak their mind, tomatoes, blacks that don't match.
The rest of the terrific ZW team including our amazing stylists, assistants and office staff: Jennifer Sturdivant, photographer and editor extraordinaire, Jeni Smith, makeup maven, Andrea La Fera and Stephanie, rock 'n roll hair artists, and Taylor our social media goddess.
And then there is Z, our studio cat. He's working on his own blog....apparently he has lots to tell the world.
We are proud members of Professional Photographers of America.
And last, but certainly not least, we care and are involved in our community. We support a wide variety of local non-profits including, but not limited to: Community Connection, Madison Oglethorpe Animal Shelter, Canopy Studio, Clarke County School Art Project, Hope Haven, Project Safe, Girls Rock and many more who help make Athens such a special place to live and work.
You know the theory that opposites attract? It certainly proved to be the case in the formation of ZoomWorks company. Shannah & Marisu were introduced at a party in 1998 Athens, Georgia. Despite coming from different worlds with completely different paths to photography they shared a philosophy of art that became the foundation for ZoomWorks. Over the years they've found far more in common in business and creative vision than ever could be imagined. The result is pretty close to magic!