About the Guest
Paul Gero has been a professional photographer since 1983 (yikes!) and started his career at The Chicago Tribune as a photography intern. They later hired him as a full time photographer and in 1985 he was assigned to their Washington, DC bureau. While there he covered politics, presidents and conventions and stayed in DC through 1990. Then he took a position as a staff photographer in Phoenix, AZ at The Arizona Republic. He continued to cover a variety of subjects including sports, news, border issues and politics. While in Arizona he also began freelancing for Sports Illustrated, Time, People, and US News & World Report Magazine, among others.
After marrying Nicki in 2001, they moved to California in early 2002 and he set up his portrait and wedding photography business. He continues to do that work now and also is the author of the book “Digital Wedding Photography” and is a member of the Sony Artisans of Imagery Program. Since 2008 he has done the charity photo book project called The Kids of Orange County and he has photographed hundreds of children while the program has raised over $60,000 for Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC).
He and his wife Nicki run their studio together and they work from home and live to serve their two children Kate and Sparky ;-).
A note from Paul – I love photography, I love teaching about photography, I love helping photographers make a successful business and am happy to share about the Kids Book Project — a photographic project that is a true win-win-win program.