Judith Pavlik (Judy, really) founded her photography business in 1998 after she’d been teaching for over twenty years – that didn’t happen on a whim. “When I took that first black and white class [back] in college, I almost switched my major,” says Judy. She stayed true to her path of teaching, however photography kept calling her. She surrendered to the calling, if you will, though is it really considered surrendering if it’s a life-long passion? Judy retired from teaching in 2006 and was able to give all of her devotion to her craft.
“Judy has a knack for making people feel comfortable in studio or on location, with her open, humorous nature and her bubbling laughter.”
From 1998 to 2005, Judy mentored with local photographer Chris Briscoe, and from 2006 to 2010 shared a studio with him in Ashland, OR. Judy now shoots on location in the beautiful Southern California coastal areas of Santa Monica and Venice Beach. Judy loves her new home and the scenery that creates a beautiful backdrop for high school senior photos, child and family sessions, reunions…truly anything involving people ready to be captured at their best. When asked if anything from her first career as a teacher translates to photography, her eyes twinkled as she responded, “my kindergarten teacher skills, of course, really help with all my work with babies and children, but especially groomsmen.”
Judy appreciates inanimate objects; she’s also an excellent commercial photographer.
The key to natural, expressive photography is comfort. Judy has a knack for making people feel comfortable in studio or on location, with her open, humorous nature and her bubbling laughter. Professional photography no longer evokes images of dimmed, brown or black-washed vignettes of studios past. Investing in photography now means capturing you or your family in your element—happy, alight, and carefree.
“The secret to Judy’s photography (skill aside) is her gift of connectivity with her subject. That is where the magical authenticity begins!”—Judith Bernice Geduldig