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Josh is the son of 34 year internationally recognized master photographer and educator Bruce Hudson. Josh literally grew up around the photography business and entrepreneurship. He was born in 1982 just 3 months after his Dad Bruce and his late Mom Sue Hudson started Hudson’s Photography in the Fairwood neighborhood of Renton, WA. Some 15 years later before Sue passed away from cancer; together the 2 of them created one of the most profitable photography businesses in the country focusing on high end weddings, high school seniors, and large family portrait wall décor sales. Eventually Josh would follow in his mom’s footsteps and manage the business, although not willingly at first!
With a degree in Political Science from Washington State University Josh’s path was heading straight towards law school. During the interim from undergraduate school Josh worked at the studio. This interim job quickly turned into a passion for the photography business and marketing… has since never left!
Now, Josh manages the day to day operations and the marketing at his family’s studio, Hudson’s Portrait Design in Tukwila. He was also instrumental in creating new, highly effective niche brands for the business with high school seniors, commercial photography and video, and Hudson’s Photo Workshops photography classes, which have now brought over 4,000 students through their studio doors in just 5 years’ time.
As a much sought after speaker, Josh has spoken to professional photography and business groups in nearly all 50 states and Canada on behalf of industry leaders like H&H Color Lab, Marathon Press, Animoto, and many others. He was also a monthly columnist for shootsmarter.com, a frequent speaker for New York Times Best Selling Author Sarah Petty’s small business marketing web summits, is co-founder of this educational website mystudiomentor.com, and co-producer for the popular web TV show Photo Entrepreneur TV.