Lisa Asp has been a professional photographer for 24 years. She began photographing pets after adopting her first dog in 2001, a retired racing greyhound named Jersey. Now, 18 years later, her niche of pet photography has expanded into a love of wildlife and the outdoors. In addition to earning all three degrees the Professional Photographers of America offers, Lisa is a Certified Professional Photographer, has been named a PPA Photographer of the Year for the last nine years straight and has won numerous awards for her work. Lisa is a past president of the Twin Cities Professional Photographers Association and is the director of an all-animal photography conference called the “Animal Image Makers Conference”. In addition to Inspire Photo Tours, she owns and operates Tangerine House of Design in Edina, MN.
Photographer, Autor and outdoor enthusiast Kristy Johnson has owned and operated Fotonic Images, LLC, since 2012, which is a full-service real estate and portrait studio. Kristy has been featured on the cover of the Stone Path Review in the winter of 2014, as well as a contributor in follow up issues, being featured in the Eagan Art House News, and Community Education brochures. Her work has also won several awards and dozens of ribbons in print competitions, including N4C, Minnesota Valley Photography Club, and the Scott County Fair. Along with Kristy’s love of anything outdoors and photography, she is also an author, and recently participated in a series of group anthologies, Romancing the Lakes of Minnesota. All five of them are set on a Minnesota Lake and have a touch of romance. Kristy feels fortunate to be able to document her travel experiences with a camera and share them in her writing.