Meet Our Ambassadors!
Kayla Douglas Artistry ambassadors are a family of educators and creatives who are striving to make a positive impact in the photography community and offering education to photographers world-wide.
Lead Photographer for Kayla Douglas Artistry & Educator.
Ric Lewis is an internationally published photographer specializing in creative portraits, underwater portraits, boudoir, and high fashion. Ric has a degree in electronic engineering. Ric is a Champion of Light for StellaPro, Ambassador for Babydream Backdrops and Aftershoot.
Ric is the principal photographer for @kayladouglasartistry as well as co-creator in the patented design. Ric loves connecting with others. When he’s not taking pictures, he loves teaching workshops on retouching, lighting, posing, and underwater portraiture.
Owner of the High Rollers Club, Master Boudoir Photographer, & Educator
Jenn Bruno Smith
Jenn Bruno Smith is a master boudoir photographer and educator. She runs a nearly 7 figure studio from her small town in Delaware. Prior to photography, she left a successful career as a speech pathologist and clinical liaison. She has since dedicated her career to empowering thousand of clients, photographers, and entrepreneurs both in front of and behind the camera. She loves helping photographers become braver and more self sufficient entrepreneurs. She reminds her students that just because you are a creative, doesnt mean you have to be a starving artist. You can catch up with Jenn in her group The High Rollers Club- IPS, Business and Marketing for Boudoir photographers on facebook or follow her on Instagram (@boudoirbyjennifersmith) or Tiktok (Jenniferbrunosmith). You can also catch up with Jenn on her podcast. Search The high Rollers Club with Jenn Bruno Smith on Apple, Spotify, or your favorite podcast listening platform.
Award Winning Photographer, Portrait Master and Educator
Richard Wood is a highly acclaimed multi-genre photographer who resides in the beautiful sunny Hawke's Bay, New Zealand. His passion for photography extends beyond just taking pictures as he also works as a photographic educator, sharing his knowledge and experience with aspiring photographers. Richard is the author of three comprehensive online courses that delve into the intricacies of photography through the Portrait System. As the director and head judge of the Portrait Masters Awards and Accreditation competition, Richard has made significant contributions to the photography industry. He has earned a reputation as one of the most awarded photographers globally, and his recent accolades speak volumes about his expertise. Richard has been the grand award winner for two consecutive years (2021 and 2022) at the Asia Pacific Photography Awards, and he has also been recognized as the grand award winner at WPPI. Richard has been awarded the prestigious New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography (NZIPP) New Zealand Professional Photographer of the Year title four times, in addition to winning multiple categories at WPE, APPA, WPPI, and NZIPP. He is a Grand Master of Photography at NZIPP, a rare achievement that showcases his mastery of the craft. Richard's exceptional talent, attention to detail, and commitment to his craft have made him an invaluable contributor to the world of photography. He continues to inspire and educate photographers around the world with his knowledge and expertise.
Owner of Embrace Presets, Boudoir Photographer & Educator
Jasmin Jade Pickens
Jasmin Jade is a boudoir photographer from Germany and the owner of Embrace Presets. She specializes in capturing sensual and intimate portraits of women, helping them embrace their beauty and confidence through her photography. Jasmin is also an expert in teaching other photographers how to pose their subjects using her unique 7-step posing system flow. Through her photography and teachings, Jasmin aims to empower women and help them feel confident and beautiful in their own skin.
Photographer and Educator
Kiati Plooksawasdi is an Award-Winning Boudoir, Portrait, and Dance Photographer based in Ellicott City, MD, and the owner of Kiati Plooks Photography and Studio KP. He is currently a StellaPro Champion of Light and UAF Photo Lab Sponsored Educator. Kiati has over 13 years of experience in the photography industry and enjoys teaching and mentoring when he is not behind the lens. With the knowledge of utilizing both natural and artificial light in his work, he leverages his ability to shape light to contour his subjects to create drama and depth within his images. Kiati is a husband, father of two daughters, dance dad, and entrepreneur. Kiati owns and manages three small businesses with his wife and has helped launch and mentored several small businesses over the years. After 20 years in the corporate world developing business strategies for Fortune 150 companies, he has now shifted his focus towards his passion in the arts. Not only just creating art, but Kiati also serves on the board of directors for The Olney Theatre; the results of his passion has impacted many in the photography and art community alike. Although he is an engineer and problem solver at heart, he enjoys using more of the right side of his brain. He now spends his days creating beautiful art through the lens for his clients and helping people succeed in their dreams of starting up a business and becoming successful! He loves to educate, whether it is in the art of photography, light, posing, and editing or through developing their business strategies he is always willing to spend time to help people succeed in turning their dreams into reality.
Professional Model & Creative Entrepreneur
MiMi is a model based out of Philadelphia who has been modeling since 2015. Her first three out of four shoots were published and this was the start of her love affair with modeling. She has been published in tattoo, glamour, and fine art magazines, all displaying her versatility with her looks and styles. She has graced the cover of 49 magazines during this time (including newsstand AND International newsstand magazines!) She has been the subject matter for many artists (not just photographers) such as painters, fine art creatives, and tattooers all over the world. Her love for the tattoo industry has been strong since she worked in shops for twelve years. She has been collecting tattoos for over 25 years (with no plans to stop in the near future!) MiMi hopes to continue modeling long into the future as an inspiration and muse to other tattoo collectors, tattoo artists, models, photographers, and all types of creatives everywhere.