Meet Bruce Hudson40-year veteran Professional Photographer Bruce Hudson holds the degrees of Master Craftsman Photographer from the Professional Photographers of America. He is also a member of the prestigious Camera Craftsmen of America, founded in 1905. This group is home to some of the most elite professional photographers and industry leaders in the world.
Bruce sitting in at Josh’s wedding.
Bruce Hudson has led a colorful life.
As a professional musician and educator, he had the opportunity to play with such greats as Bob Hope and Seattle’s own Kenny G! From 1978 to 1982 he was a band director at Tahoma High School in Maple Valley, WA.
Today, as a nationally recognized professional photographer, he’s had the opportunity to photograph President Bush 41, Governor Gary Locke and his family, Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Randy Johnson, music legend Marvin Hamlisch, nighttime radio personality Delilah and her family, Alan White (drummer for the band Yes) and recently Mikey Dolenz of The Monkeys!.
He is also routinely called upon to photograph clients all over the world, with sessions and weddings taking him from Tokyo to Hawaii and the Caribbean
With over 1200 weddings under his belt and tens of thousands of family and high school senior portraits adorning the walls of all over the country, Bruce has had and continues to be the favorite photographer for many northwest families around the region.
ACCOMPLISHED AND AWARD WINNING
Bruce Hudson’s local, National and International awards are numerous.
Bruce says, “I feel my best accomplishments are the hugs I receive from my clients when they see what we have created for together!”
Bruce has received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Wedding and Portrait Photographers International and the Professional Photographers Association’s National Award. He has received the prestigious Helen Yancy Award, given out every few years to individuals who have dedicated their lives to the education of photography!
As a much sought after speaker and educator to the professional photography world, Bruce has spoken on behalf of Fuji Film USA as well as other industry leaders in all 50 states, plus Canada, New Zealand, and Puerto Rico.
ON THE PERSONAL SIDE
Bruce has been known over the years for being a workaholic.
“When you love what you do, work never seems like work,” says Bruce.
So what does Bruce do when he’s not behind the camera? In the summer, golf and the Seattle Mariners are front and center. He enjoys cooking most evenings – Italian is his favorite. In fact, many of his recipes make their way into his clients’ newsletters and e-newsletters.
Bruce loves to travel – Italy is his favorite destination. He also enjoys scuba diving (in warm water) wine tasting in Washington, Napa, Sonoma, and of course Italy – plus love to forage for the elusive Chantrel Mushroom.
Finally, Bruce loves to spend time with his two kids, Josh and McKenna and his five grandkids, Natalie, Addy Sue, the twins Reece and Wyatt and the youngest Zoe!
From a recent vacation in Tuscany
The Hudson Team
Since 1982 – Hudson’s Portrait Design has assembled the premier team of talented and creative members that bring you the best photography that represents you and your family. Check out who makes up the Hudson team!
OPERATIONS MANAGER/MARKETING DIRECTOR
Josh was born November 12, 1982, just 3 months after Hudson’s Portrait Design was founded by his late mother Sue and his father Bruce Hudson. He was actually the first-ever “Employee of the Month”! Literally growing up in the business, Josh has a unique perspective and insight that makes him a valuable asset to Hudson’s Portrait Design. He is currently in charge of some of the day-to-day operations, client relations, and studio marketing.
As a graduate of Washington State University in 2005 with a degree in political science, he planned on attending law school sometime in 2006. As he waited for his applications to process at various schools throughout the northwest, Josh took a temporary position with Hudson’s. Guess what – he never left! His passion for the family business grew and his eagerness to assist with all aspects of the studio’s operations continued to grow his knowledge of the day-to-day operations. He is a valuable asset whose energy and enthusiasm is felt at the studio every day.
PHOTOSHOP & LIGHTROOM INSTRUCTOR
Amy is the production specialist for Hudson’s Portrait Design! Not only is she a talented photographer, but she is an amazing graphic designer. She started out taking Photoshop courses at Renton Technical College in 2006 and has continued to improve her skills ever since! She’s in charge of designing custom wedding, family, baby, and high school senior albums and composite images, as well as making each of our Hudson’s clients look spectacular!
She is also a very busy mom of 3 children and
SPECIAL PROJECTS – BRANDWRANGLER
Carla is an Emmy-nominated visual communication specialist with a specialty in broadcast design. She started in the Seattle market TV, including KIRO-TV as News Graphics Producer. She provided sales support and training for major broadcast companies throughout North America and Europe, including newscast workflow, pre-production, live remote, and election coverage including CNN, Headline News, WSB-TV (Atlanta), On-Line Video (Milwaukee), Merrill Lynch (NYC), WLS-TV & WBBM-TV (Chicago), WRC-TV (Washington, DC), KCBS-TV (Los Angeles), NAB, SMPTE and IBC industry tradeshows
She is happy to have joined the Hudson team and when not helping with Hudson projects, she is working to improve her own photography.