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Our Team

Foundation Team // Michael Kent, Brooke Allen

Founding allen-kent photo around 2009, michael and brooke are the original founders of Photo Club. Started as a simple meetup group in Northern Michigan, COVID-19 forced the idea that our photography community could be more than a local group. This started with creating group zoom calls during covid, but has since expanded to all of this.

Michael

Camera geek, computer nerd, art freak. I build computers for fun, and generally carry around 3-4 cameras on me at all times.

Brooke

The creative soul of akp, and the reason Michael’s work isn’t esoteric nonsense. Her masters in education from The University of Michigan helps guide our educational direction.

Our Education Team

Our “team” is much bigger than this, as we have a huge community of people that help us with many other aspects of our projects. But this is our core education team.

(if you want to volunteer to assist on some of our projects do not hesitate to reach out in the form below. Just let us know what you are thinking, and what skills you may have that could help.)

Michael Stewart Patrick Kent

Founder, Creative Portrait Photographer, Educator, Techy

I am a coffee loving, extroverted nerd who is always ready for a great conversation. I dream big, I’m terrible at directions, yet I can explain in detail how a black hole works. People describe me as a golden retriever, which I take as the highest of compliments.
I started Photo Club as a simple meet up group on a bored fall day. Since that day in

Sydney Marie

Far far away, behind the word mountains, far from the countries Vokalia and Consonantia, there live the blind texts. Separated they live in Bookmarksgrove right at the coast of the Semantics, a large language ocean. A small river named Duden flows by their place and supplies it with the necessary regelialia. It is a paradisematic country, in which roasted parts of sentences fly into your mouth.

Sarah Schade

Far far away, behind the word mountains, far from the countries Vokalia and Consonantia, there live the blind texts. Separated they live in Bookmarksgrove right at the coast of the Semantics, a large language ocean. A small river named Duden flows by their place and supplies it with the necessary regelialia. It is a paradisematic country, in which roasted parts of sentences fly into your mouth.

Brooke Allen

Creative Direction, Education

I am a creative, compassionate photographer/dog-person who enjoys down-to-earth/kind people, rearranging her furniture, and music that fills you up all the way.

Josh Hartman

Elopements, Families, Yoga, Travel

Hi, I’m Josh Hartman. I most enjoy photographing families and elopements at Sleeping Bear Dunes and in Northern Michigan’s most striking landscapes. I spent most of my 30’s living on the road. I now live in Lake Ann, Michigan. When I’m not photographing, I enjoy teaching and practicing yoga and walks in nature with my dog Kovu.

Andrea Brandt

Far far away, behind the word mountains, far from the countries Vokalia and Consonantia, there live the blind texts. Separated they live in Bookmarksgrove right at the coast of the Semantics, a large language ocean. A small river named Duden flows by their place and supplies it with the necessary regelialia. It is a paradisematic country, in which roasted parts of sentences fly into your mouth.

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