Meet Gordon Kreplin
c. Jim London Sanders

c. Jim London Sanders

Photography has been a lifelong passion for me – from watching my dad develop prints in the dark room when I was small, to photographing my travels in Europe when I was a student, to my present day work with families. I aim to create images that have a clear style, gracefulness and elegance. In my parallel career as a concert guitarist, I learned the aesthetic tools needed to understand color, composition and rhythm in visual art. For me, these tools are the essence of both music and photography and they are the foundation of storytelling. A client’s story is key; each image must reflect that story. I believe we are all given gifts to help build community and that photography should be placed in the service of families to help build strong relationships. 

An image brings small details to memory that would otherwise be forgotten.


Photography Expertise

Degrees, Honors and Distinctions:

  • Kodak Gallery Award for Photographic Excellence 2014, 2015
  • American Society of Photographers (ASP) State Elite Award 2015
  • Professional Photographers of American (PPA) Master Photography degree 2011
  • PPA Master Craftsman degree 2014
  • B.A. Fine Arts, American University 1975
  • Accepted as PPA Affiliate Judge in 2014
  • Invited to membership in the American Society of Photographers 2013
  • LexJet Sunset Best Print Award 2015
  • PPA Photographer of the Year award recipient 2009, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2016
  • SEPPA Distinguished Print award 2011
  • PPA Permanent Loan Collection prints 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015

Gordon is a member of Professional Photographers of America, the American Society of Photographers, Professional Photographers of North Carolina. Each of these ascribes to the highest ethical standards in photography and business.

Gordon teaches lighting for environmental portraiture at state-level professional photographer conventions; his program is “Walk into the Light.”

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