About Charles Lewis & Tom Morelli:
Charles J. Lewis opened his portrait and wedding photography studio in Grand Rapids Michigan in 1972 after understudying with the great master photographer,
Donald Jack, in Omaha, Nebraska. He's achieved the status of Master Photographer, and Photographic Craftsman through PPofA, and has also been
honored with the Charles "Bud" Hayes award, and the Bill Stockwell award – both for excellence in photographic education.
He has taught at Winona School, and most of the other respected photography
schools. He's traveled around the world sharing his knowledge of photography, marketing, pricing & selling, including presenting 30-city seminar tours where he
has shared his discoveries of the best ways to make a great living in the portrait & wedding photography business.
He has authored many articles for The Professional Photographer Magazine, as
well as other respected photography magazines & journals.
His favorite saying is "Successful photographers force themselves to learn & do
the things that the failures don't want to learn & do."
has been a self employed professional portrait photographer for 36 years. He has been
President of the Maine Professional Photographers Association, board member of Professional Photographers of New England, and won Maine PPA Photographer of the Year in 2003.
He has also won several Fuji Masterpiece and Kodak Gallery awards.
He has been a featured speaker at several New England PPA State conventions. Tom has photographed tens
of thousands of children since 1980, along with families and High School seniors. He has a very successful Baby Plan that keeps his studio busy all year.