Bambi Cantrell has been photographing in the San Francisco Bay Area for over 25 years. Her passion for capturing the decisive moment and her subsequent creative style have made her a household name in the photographic industry. Among her many accomplishments, Bambi Cantrell was honored in July 2008 by the Russian Federation of Professional Photographers, and was presented with the prestigious “Golden Eye” award; an award only given 10 times in the history of the organization. In 2007 American Photo Magazine named Bambi Cantrell as one of the “10 Best Wedding Photographers in the world.” Ms Cantrell was honored by Microsoft Corporation in 2006 by being named the first woman “Icon of Imaging” in their elite Icons program, and to this day provides photographic educational training to photographers worldwide. In 2003 the United Nations honored Bambi Cantrell with its ”International Leadership Award,” and in 2001 Bambi was honored with “The Lifetime Achievement Award” the highest honor given by The Wedding Portrait Photographers International Organization.
In addition to being an internationally recognized photographer, Bambi Cantrell is also an accomplished author. Her three best selling educational books, “The Art of Wedding Photography,” “The Art of the Digital Wedding,” and “The Art of People Photography,” all published by Watson-Guptil continue to inspire and educate people around the world. Ms Cantrell was recently asked what was the secret to her great success? Her answer was simple. “I just love people, and believe truly great photographs are a reflection of who the client is, not who I want them to be.” Ms Cantrell’s photographic services are available to anyone, anywhere in the world.