In 2003 we opened our doors as Tranquility Art Photography which morphed into TAP Photography, or just TAP for short. After 11 years we decided it was time for a makeover to more closely align our studio name with our artistic vision. As a result, January 1, 2015 brought about Artistic Images, our new name and brand.With our new name we are going to cater to clients that not only want high quality professional portraits but also want those portraits to be fine art heirlooms of the people most loved in the entire world, their family. They want artistic portraiture to display in their home. Quite frankly, these are people that want to show off their family or high school senior.Today's families, and especially the high school seniors, are looking for something unique to show their friends. No longer is it good enough to just go out to the park or lean against a wall, today's clients want to go to unique locations and they want the true character of their family captured by an artist.At Artistic Images we do a lot of things differently from the other studios. Our sessions often last a couple of hours and we don't charge more for longer sessions. We want to be able to spend the time with you without you worrying that it is going to cost you more. We can also shoot either in our beautiful studio or on location, again no extra charge. When you first view your session images, we project them large on a screen so you can see how they will look hanging in your home. Speaking of how they will look in your home, we will even come to your house and photograph the places your portraits are likely to hang and then we can superimpose your portraits on your walls so you will know exactly what they are going to look like.Our wall portraits include either a custom frame or are a beautiful gallery canvas and they are delivered ready to hang on your wall because we want your art work where you can enjoy it. Framed print or canvas, it's your choice, same price.Roger Williams is both the owner of Aristic Images and is a Portrait Artist. In 2010, after years of education, Roger became a Certified Professional Photographer. This designation is earned by passing a rigorous exam administered by the same organization that administers certification exams to the medical professionals, the CPA exam for accountants and many other professions. After passing the exam, Roger submitted a body of portrait work to a renowned panel of judges who certified Roger’s work to be of the highest professional standards and awarded him the designation of Certified Professional Photographer. There are approximately 2,000 Certified Professional Photographers in the world and only 1 other studio in the Springfield area has a certified photographer.In 2011, Roger achieved top honors in the Professional Photographers of America’s (PPA) International Print Competition when his image, “Marian the Librarian” was selected to be included in the Prestigious PPA’s Traveling Loan Collection.Roger also had images featured on the cover and inside article of the national magazine, “Deacon Digest”. Roger’s work has won a first place and two top 3 finishes in the Springfield Area Arts Council’s photographic competitions.Roger has also photographed destination weddings as far away as the Dominican Republic. While we no longer photograph weddings we do offer videography and we offer a consultation on how to choose the perfect wedding photographer. Please give us a call for more information on these services.