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Bio

Originally from Virginia, I love sharing my southern hospitality and willingness to chat about whatever, minus the accent, giving me an easy way of making folks and their pets feel comfortable while bringing a sense of openness and passion to each portrait sitting. I am an award winning photographer and here's why.

My dad, William S. McIntosh, has been a professional

photographer for 62 years and my sister has for over 15 years. He recently won the Lifetime Achievement Award with the Professional Photographers of America.

I am very fortunate not only to have one of the top five portrait photographers in the US as a mentor but also a father with creative genes.

I have worked closely with him to pursue a passion of 30 years to become a professional photographer with a fresh outlook. I have an album of about 50 horses from a ranch in Chesapeake, Virigina that I made with my polaroid he gave me when I was 12.

When I am not working, it is all about riding the trails of California or helping out the community. Here I am in the Sierras finishing 40th out of 205 riders in the Tevis Cup of 2012 with my horse Red Shai. A superstar climber who loves to move.

Not many people photographers are comfortable with horses or are there many horse photographers comfortable posing people.

I shoot from the heart, keep it simple, and let the true relationship create the connection. I love images that are natural and relaxed, yet vibrant and powerful. Beautiful fine art composition and lighting are always what I visualize to create a timeless artistic work of art to treasure forever.

  • Organizations:
  • Professional Photographers of America (PPA)
  • Wedding and Portrait Photographers International (WPPI)
  • Professioanl Photographers of the Greater Bay Area (PPGBA)
  • Professional Photographers of Santa Clara Valley (PPSCV)
  • Equine Photographers Network (EPNET)

© Lori McIntosh 2018