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Javon Longieliere, M.Photographer, Cr., GFD, GSD, CPP  started on the board as an area director in 2015.   

Javon has earned the Certified Professional  Photographer (CPP) designation and the Master Photographer, Photographic Craftsman degree from Professional Photographers of America (PPA).  

He is an award winning international wedding and portrait photographer with a studio in Valdosta, Georgia. He and his wife Dawn started Javon Longieliere Photography in 2001. Until 2015, they travelled all over the world shooting weddings and portraits!  . His book Destination Weddings: The Photographer's Guide To Shooting In Exotic And Unexpected Locations  was published in June of 2017. 

In addition to portraits, his main focus is as a modeling and pageant photographer. He also published a chapbook of poetry titled, Old Home Movies in 2022. 

Javon Longieliere

chief Executive officer


Tracey Luttgens, CPP, GSD  was the  Executive Director since October 2018. She joined the board at the end of 2016 as an Area Director. 

Tracey studied  Art History, Photography & Graphic Design at College of DuPage outside of Chicago, IL. Her career in professional photography began in 2000. She worked primarily as an infant , child and family portrait photographer from 2001 to 2011. In 2012 she left working for corporate volume studios to pursue her dream of owning her studio. 

To further her understanding of animal behavior and assist in photography of dogs, in 2013 she became a certified dog trainer. In 2015 she opened "Heart Spot Portraits"  which specializes in pet portraiture.    She has won various awards for her pet work, is a contributing photographer for Atlanta Pet Life Magazine, a member of HeArts Speak and donates her time and talent to photograph pets in need for numerous rescues.

She and her husband Jim have been married 28 years, and all 4 of their children have 4 feet and fur!  

Tracey Luttgens

chief operations officer

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Lisa M. Hill, M.Photog., CPP,  joined the board in 2021. 
Inspired by her lifelong love of photography and encouraged by her aunt, an accomplished professional photographer, Lisa started her photography business in 2007. Before she started her business, Lisa earned a B.S. in Child Development and an M.S. in Sports Administration, with both degrees leading to many fun adventures. She took all these experiences to her place behind the camera and specializes in high school senior and family photography, with a little sports action on the side.

When the pandemic hit, she switched gears and decided to take advantage of the unexpected time and dove in to several personal projects that were previously on the back burner; including the design of a Fine Art storefront on her website, updating her logo, and working on a number of new photographic art collections.

Lisa is a Certified Professional Photographer and earned her Master of Photography Degree in 2019. She is a member of the Professional Photographer’s Association, Georgia Professional Photographer’s Association, American Society of Photographers, and Atlanta Photography Group. In 2018, Lisa's image “Random Walk” was selected to be part of Team USA in the World Photographic Cup: one of the highlights of her career!

Lisa lives in Atlanta with her husband Todd (celebrating 28 years in December!). They have 2 daughters: Kyla,  Mary Katherine. They also have a big, loving dog named Aine. 

.Lisa Hill 

chief marketing officer

chief operations officer

Lisa Hill
chief marketing officer

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