V Gallery

Jed and Vicki Taufer have been involved in the photography industry for 20 years. They co-founded their studio, V Gallery, in Morton, IL in 1998. With a focus on artistic portraiture V Gallery has been everything from a small home based studio, to a large storefront with multiple employees, and everything in between. Vicki has a passion for people. Her journey with a camera has taken her and Jed around the world. They have been recognized internationally through their teaching, awards, and publications. Vicki’s goal is a healthy work/life balance. Over the last several years, Jed and Vicki have also had the opportunity to work for their favorite lab, White House Custom Colour.

Photo: Bert Behnke


Kate Russell is the graphic designer behind KatieAnn Designs, specializing in services and products for professional photographers. She has been part of the photography industry for over 20 years. Having worked many of those years in a studio setting has allowed her to understand a photographer’s need for quick and creative ways to help enhance their photos. Kate creates wedding albums, greeting cards, and sports templates with the goal of making the photographers’ life easier by speeding up their workflow. Kate has had the pleasure of working for and in collaboration with V Gallery for many years.

Facebook: katieanndesignsKAD

Instagram: katieanndesigns

Photo: Vicki Taufer

Brave Lettering Co.

Mary Miller is the artist behind Brave Lettering Company. She began her lettering journey in 2016 and provides a variety of hand lettering services, specializing in custom hand lettered wood signs for clients. Mary believes that words can be tremendously powerful in someone’s life and is passionate about using her talent to bring words to life in ways that positively impact others.

Facebook: bravelettering.co

Instagram: @braveletteringco

Photo: Vicki Taufer