Why hire a Product or Hotel Photographer when you can have a Photography Team?
Meet The Team
At Vision Quest, you get more than just a hotel photographer – we are a husband and wife team who turned our skills, experience, and passions into a fulfilling career. We’re excited to introduce ourselves and share how our synergistic set of strengths and skills work together to provide our clients with the best possible experience.
When you hire us, you get the best of both of us, and we can’t wait to show you what we can do!
With a degree in Commercial Photography and over TWENTY – FIVE years of experience as a professional photographer, Greg is able to capture images that truly let you shine. For each hour of onsite photography, at least another hour is spent preparing the final product.
While earning his degree, Greg managed a hotel and cabin rental company so he brings a keen insight into the unique challenges and opportunities available to our hospitality clients.
After college, Greg launchd his photography career doing full time product photography for brand advertising before owning a portrait and wedding studio for 9 years.
Our business allows him to utilize his photography experience without the demands of a brick and mortar studio.
Chief Encouragement Officer
Paige is our marketing guru, onsite superstar and creative director. She has 35+ years experience in marketing for large corporations as well as in the behavioral healthcare field. This combined with her infectious enthusiasm gives her an uncanny ability to instantly put people at ease.
Paige has a Bachelor’s in Speech Communications/Public Relations and Master’s in Social Work. As an Air Force brat, she embraced her father’s wanderlust. Her late diagnosed neurodivergence gives her a unique filter through which she views even the most mundane day as an adventure to be explored.
She has trained marketing and sales people all over the country about the Psychology of Sales. Her consultative sales approach focuses on find the the right fit for the client versus simply making a transaction.
Collect Memories, Not Things
We love our travels but our favorite place of all is our 750 square foot house in Quincy, IL. We have our own piece of paradise right on the Mississippi River and have learned that living in a small house allows us to live a large life!
When we aren’t on the road looking for a bike trail, we can be found sitting on our deck, boating on the river or watching Georgia Bulldogs football in our screen porch.
We are proud that we provide a foster home for a local animal rescue organization and have helped more than 50 cats and kittens find forever homes.
We love our gypsy lifestyle and travel with our bicycles most of the time so we can get out and explore.
We have worked in all the lower 48 states as well as 5 countries but home is where our hearts are.
How we started our Hotel Photography Company
Our journey as hotel photographers is a testament to the power of online marketing.
I met Greg online at a time when we were both at a crossroads in our lives and careers. Although we weren’t looking for romance, we quickly realized we had found something special. When we met for ice cream on our first “non-date” we couldn’t have dreamed where this journey would take us. We knew that we were in for an exciting ride.
Thirteen years, over 600,000 miles, 48 states, and 5 countries later, we are still going strong. Greg started his virtual tour business the week after we met. This has been a joint venture from day one. We were living in the North Georgia mountains. It was the town where Greg had managed a hotel while getting his degree in commercial photography. When I met the owner of a cabin rental company by chance encounter, they agreed to be our guinea pigs. After photographing their 50 cabins at a greatly reduced rate, we had refined our systems and kick started our portfolio.
I was working as the Assistant Director of Admissions at a therapeutic boarding school at the time. I realized that a virtual tour would be a great tool for explaining the program and campus to parents who called looking for help for their troubled kids.
The Honeymoon – Phase One
Our big break came shortly after we got married. While in Florida for our honeymoon, I visited a student who was finishing treatment at a local drug and alcohol recovery center. Since we had bartered our honeymoon condo in exchange for a virtual tour, we had our equipment with us. I explained how helpful the virtual tour for my school had been. And they hired us to do a virtual tour for the recovery center. A couple of weeks later, we got a call from our corporate office.
Would be interested in photographing some of their other behavioral healthcare programs?
In January of 2011, we set out on what we thought would be a once-in-a-lifetime 10,000-mile road trip/honeymoon. We left home with 11 jobs booked but while we were on the road, I called other behavioral health programs and we quickly built our behavioral healthcare virtual tour portfolio too.
How we became Google’s #1 Ranked Hotel Photographer
- Bartered with bed and breakfasts, hotels, and restaurants and picked up other jobs along the way.
- Finished the trip having photographed 54 virtual tours in 53 days.
- Realized that we had found our niche and calling.
- We didn’t set out to become a hotel photographer. But we quickly became the number one ranked hotel photography business on Google.
Since then, we have photographed over 5,000 vacation rentals and private homes, over 1,000 hotels, and hundreds of other businesses. That 10,000-mile road trip has turned into the world’s longest honeymoon.
We can’t wait to see where this journey takes us next!
These days our favorite place to be is our 750 square foot house on the Mississippi River. For phase two of our honeymoon, our goal is to stay home more!