Ellie Vayo Photography, Inc. was founded over 30 years ago in Mentor, OH. Since then, it has grown to be one of the largest, most successful portrait studios in the country. Our spacious studio is located in Mentor, OH. It utilizes state-of-the-art digital technology and offers a wide variety of eclectic, traditional and artistic backgrounds and expansive, park-like outdoor photography areas.
A staff of creative graphic artists, experienced photographers, and professional make-up artists are ready to personalize your studio experience or travel to a location of your choice. In the past several years, Ellie and her staff have won numerous awards for both photography and marketing from such prestigious organizations as the Professional Photographers of America and Senior Photographers International.
Outstanding photography has helped Ellie Vayo Photography become a leader in the fine portrait industry. The studio continues to become more successful by maintaining the same objectives it had when it first opened:
Ellie has lectured throughout the country at many major state conventions and seminars as part of the Fuji Talent Team. She is also an accomplished author whose articles on senior portraiture have been featured in several professional photographers’ magazines including Rangefinder, Studio Design Magazine, Lens magazine, and Professional Photographer Magazine. An updated version of her Art and Business of High School Seniors, available through Amherst Media, will be available in the spring of 2009. Her new book, Ellie Vayo’s Guide to Boudoir Photography is in bookstores now!
Ellie holds a Master of Photography and Craftsman degree, as well as a Professional Photographers of America (PPA) certification and Ohio CPP. She has won numerous photographic print exhibit awards, including the J. Anthony Bull Award for the most outstanding portrait in Ohio. Five of her images have been Loan Collection prints and have been published in PPA’s prestigious Loan Collection book.