Speakers / Deborah Fisk
Deborah Fisk

I was introduced to photography precisely when film was beginning to disappear and digital was taking over, about 1998.   Although our studio specialized in high end family and wedding portraiture, I found myself learning more about digital photography as film was phased out.

We opened a second studio; a boutique, volume school clientele.  Experience in a high-end studio prior to opening Real Life Studios, gave me perspective.  Real Life Photography & Events is a woman owned, family business run by three of us, Mother and Daughters, Mary Fisk-Taylor, and Andee Fisk Moore.   In 12 short years we have maneuvered through highs and lows in our market, but with hard work and careful marketing strategies, Real Life has found its niche.

I serve as a PPA Councilor, I have served as Lt. Governor and Governor for my District and I currently serve on the VPPA Board of Directors as Executive Secretary and 1st Vice President.   It was my distinct honor to receive the PPA National Award in 2020 and the Virginia Award for faithful service to my Affiliate in 2019. 


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Speaker Sessions

Tuesday, January 19

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Real Life Ideas for your Boutique Volume & Senior Portrait Studio
Business, School, Sport, Event,

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