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Carol Walker, Master Photographer

Florida Degree of Photographic Excellence, Florida Education Degree, Florida Service Award
Owner/Portrait Artist

Thomas Bruce Studio has been a trusted name in Classical-style Fine Portraiture for over 40 years. When Carol Walker took over ownership of the studio in January 2009 from her good friend, mentor and founder, Bruce Evensen, she added a fresh, new Contemporary approach, bringing a unique blend of old school and new school. Carol has been an active member of the Florida Professional Photographers since 1996 and currently serves as President.  In 2010 she was the recipient of the Past Presidents Award, a distinguished honor for her continued service to the FPP and the photographic industry. She is also an active member of the Professional Photographers of America, the Southeastern Professional Photographers and is a Past President and Life Member of the Tampa Area Professional Photographers Association. She holds the esteemed Master Degree of Photography, and her entries in state, regional and international competitions have won numerous awards, including her most recent work being selected for the prestigious Professional Photographers of America’s Loan Collection and Showcase Books. Carol has a beautiful daughter named Lexi, a rowdy little rescue fur-baby named Bella, and a ridiculously cute bunny named Ohno. She is slightly obsessed with Billy Joel, and always in the mood for dancing, wine and pizza!

 

Erika SteppTB2_1158_FINAL

Director of Sales & Marketing

Erika comes to us with 20 years experience in printing and operations management, along with four years in residential real estate for Coldwell Banker.  Her keen eye for detail, organization and business sense makes her the perfect fit as our Studio Sales and Marketing Manager. Married to her husband Bill for 17 years, Erika is a proud mama to two children, Karina and Billy, as well as her four-legged furry kids, Suki and Toby.  She is slightly obsessed with make-up and California, and always in the mood for a glass of wine and hanging out with the girls!

 

Now Hiring:

Customer Relations & Sales Position

Our ideal candidate must be dynamic, enthusiastic and possess strong interpersonal and organizational skills. This position encompasses customer service, communication and sales. Strong computer, verbal communication, and writing skills are necessary; must be familiar with file management on a PC platform. Hourly salary and sales commission is commensurate with skills and experience level; 30-35 hrs. per week.

Please email resumes to carol@thomasbruce.com. Subject: CR & Sales Position.

No phone calls.

Photographer/Production Assistant

Our ideal candidate must be dynamic, enthusiastic and possess strong interpersonal and organizational skills. This position encompasses production workflow and portrait photography. Intermediate knowledge and experience in Adobe Photoshop & Lightroom, and file management on a PC platform are required. Experience photographing high school seniors and strong social media skills helpful.

Hourly salary is commensurate with skills and experience level. This position is part-time to start, full-time during high school senior season; 28-32 hrs. per week.

Email resumes to carol@thomasbruce.com; Subject: Photographer.

No phone calls.

Bruce Evensen
Artist Emeritus

Bruce M. Evensen, Master Photog.

CR.,CFP.,FDPE.,FSA.

In 1973, Bruce M. Evensen opened Thomas Bruce Studio & Gallery, Inc. in St. Petersburg, Florida, specializing in Elegant Portraits and Wedding Photography. Bruce went on to become the most awarded portrait photographer in Florida. His work has been selected for the prestigious Professional Photographers of America’s Loan Collection and displayed at the EPCOT International Exposition. Professional degrees include Master Photographer, Certified Florida Photographer, Photographic Craftsman, Florida Degree of Photographic Excellence, and the Florida Service Award. Bruce is now retired from Thomas Bruce Studio and is enjoying life with his wife Barbara, their three daughters and five grandchildren. And fishing. He’ll NEVER stop fishing!

 

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