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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

Vice president/Chief Operations Officer


Brad Budd, M. Photog., Cr., CPP, GFD previously served on the board upon graduating from North Georgia Tech and is happy to be back serving our members and looks forward to growing our membership.  

As a former Canon Product Educator, Brad loves to share his knowledge about photography and technology.  Brad mainly focuses on commercial photography for work, though working for a Fortune 500 company in a salaried position, he is looking to focus more on education and sharing his knowledge in his free time.  

Recently earning his Bachelors of Digital Photography from Southern New Hampshirite University, Brad will continually grow his education and hope to one day pursue a MFA degree.  You can look forward to Brad sharing his knowledge and exciting people to learn and grow in their photography journey.   

Brad Budd

chief Communications officer


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


Sally Kolar, M.Photog., Cr., CPP is also a member of ASP and the Professional Photographers of Washington of which she has been a member for over 20 years. Sally works diligently to improve her own education and she loves fostering fellowship In her community. One of Sally's favorite things to do is to critique images for others benefit and education.

Sally’s beautiful Victorian photography studio is in Evans, Georgia. Many times, throughout the year she travels at the request of her clients.   She is especially called upon to photograph corporate events.  She also photographs commercially for Columbia County Magazine. At her studio no job is too small. She has a camera and can just about photograph anything a client asks.   Kolar’s clients include corporations such as Safe Valley Country Club where she has worked for over fifteen years. She has also championed the photography for Nike Golf and is honored to have photographed many professional golfers who frequent Augusta, Georgia including Scottie Scheffler who won the Junior Invitational at Sage Valley Golf Club. 

Sally is one of your Georgia Council members for PPA. It is an honor to be serve on council. Sally is very committed to the PPA certification program. It is a joy for her to mentor folks who want to grow and learn. Sally also has critiqued images of student volunteers for over fifteen years.  

Sally Kolar’s passion is to create something profoundly original.  She does not want to replicate anyone at any time in her career. Sally is profoundly proud of her merited PPA images as all were well thought out original art.  That is why if you drive by her studio, you will see God’s glory in action. Sally’s garden inspires her. It reminds her to stay in her own lane, to water the seeds of hope. In every plant, bush and flowering plant she plants there is a vision. It is her dream to run a studio with integrity, honor and grace. 

Sally is married to Wayne Kolar. They have been married for thirty-four years. They have twins, Matthew and Brittany who are all grown up now. Matt works with senior living, and Brittany is a graphic designer. Sally and Wayne love animals. They have an Australian Shepherd dog, Tucker. And they also have two cats, Simon and Garfunkel. They reside in Evans, Ga.

Sally Kolar

chief Finance officer

chief operations officer

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