ClouStudio is a full service photography and design studio located in Wapakoneta, Ohio. We specialize in weddings, families, children and senior portraits helping you capture your life's milestones. We also provide professional services to local businesses looking for website imagery, employee headshots and special events. Rebecca and Jeff are the creative fuel that drives the studio but as a team of eleven we work hard to provide individual attention to each client we work with.
CLOU [kloo] n: A major point of interest or attention; the centre or focus -
People ask me where I came up with the name 'ClouStudio'. For me, it sums up my perspective when I'm behind the camera lens. Each and every client becomes my "Clou" … everyone and every event has a story. It is my life's work to reflect that story back in the work I produce.
~ Rebecca, Owner/Senior Photographer and Artist
At ClouStudio, our focus is always you. We work on location, in your home or our studio in downtown Wapakoneta. We look forward to watching your families grow!
About the Studio
Tuesday - Friday 10:00 am to 4:30 pm.
Saturday and Sunday - by appointment.
Monday - CLOSED
All photography sessions are by appointment only.
48 East Auglaize Street
Wapakoneta OH 45895
There may be times we are in sessions or on location and away from the phone during business hours. If so, please leave a message and we will return your call as quickly as we can.
Weekend phone calls and other messages are returned on Tuesday.
Member of the Local Chamber of Commerce
Rebecca has sixteen years of experience in photographing clients in her photojournalistic style that includes a mix of artistic and traditional photography.
"My passion for art began when I was in high school. I can vividly remember taking my first roll of film and developing black and white prints in the school's darkroom. It was pure magic to me and at that moment I was hooked.
I attended Ohio University and pursued a double major, receiving my Bachelors Degrees in both Photography and Printmaking in 2006. I further explored my love of fine art and received my Masters in Visual Art and Public Life from Indiana University-Purdue University, Herron School of Art and Design in 2010.
I have been truly blessed with an array of opportunities and projects. I took great pleasure in teaching young photographers and artists at both the university and professional levels. I also have artwork in both public and private collections around the world and I now look back at the late nights and early mornings, long hours and endless amounts of coffee and know that I wouldn't have done it any differently.
During the past fourteen years I have continued to hone my photography skills. With hard work, and a dash of good fortune, I have been able to open my own studio in 2011 and continually explore my passion for photography.
"I am inspired by imaginative minds around me and derive most of my energy from the experiences and the people I get to work with. I also understand the value of preserving special moments in time. As a mother and wife I know how quickly time goes by and looking back on portraits is a special way to relive those precious times."
~ Rebecca, Owner/Senior Photographer and Artist
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Jeff was born and raised in New Jersey. His parents, Jeff and Gail, owned and operated their own business for 28 years. He started taking pictures with a point-and-shoot camera at a very young age and progressed to using his dad's 35-millimeter film camera in high school, which he distinctly remembers carrying everywhere. His love of photography took a backseat when Jeff moved to Ohio to attend Ohio State University to study and graduate with a degree in Child Development and Family Studies. After graduation, Jeff worked first with preschool children followed by eight years of working with autistic children. He always had his camera close, taking pictures to capture special moments and to remember the personalities of the children he worked with. But the pull of photography was strong. As his friends were getting married and when attending events with a professional photographer present, he was fascinated by the different photographic techniques and found himself paying close attention to the photographer and the details he or she was trying to capture. Jeff took the plunge and made the move to a career in professional photography five years ago and has never looked back.
"What drives me is seeing something, capturing it with my camera and having it be a beautiful and emotional image that a client will cherish the rest of his or her life. And, my favorite part of the whole process is delivering the final images. Watching clients view images and seeing them react to them is very rewarding. From the arrival of a newborn to a big wedding day, I want to be there.
Another passion of mine is music. I find myself listening to music all day long and the saddest part about my love of music is that I can’t carry a beat to save my life. Thankfully, I can express myself through my photography.
My wife, Jodi, and I have two beautiful children, Josephine and Gabrielle. We also have two cats, Tuesday and Winnie along with two fish, Cosmo and Mozzarella (who have since deceased). A few of my greatest accomplishments: pinning Koko B. Ware in a wrestling match, almost finding the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, and having a bag of M&Ms with no green ones.”
~ Jeff, Photographer & Artist
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Brooke Bradley started with us in 2014 as a freelance designer; she has since then became our in-house Graphic Design and Studio Assistant. She graduated with an Associates Degree in Graphic Design at International Business College, in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Brooke has a lot of experience in the design field and enjoys making her designs customized to fit each and every person.
"Designing is a creative way for me to allow my thoughts and ideas it come to life in print or digital media. I have always created images in my mind and now I am able to put them on paper. Customizing each piece is a very exciting way for me to learn and expand with my design skills, as well as allowing each piece to be special for each client. I have certainly been very thankful to have found my passion as a designer."
I recently married my best friend of seven years; we enjoy spending time with our families and friends, as well as our animals! We are both working for a wonderful company; our hopes are to continue working hard to eventually grow our family and live a happy adventurous life.
~ Brooke, Graphic Design