Angela Talentino Kurkian, Master Photographer, Cr.:
As a photographer and the founder of the Essenza Studio, Angela has built the studio’s reputation on her creative passion and devotion to clients. She has been photographing families and weddings in the Cincinnati area since 1994.
“I’m inspired by beauty, captivated by romance and thrilled to witness great love. My heart is always touched by the joy I see in my subjects and I love to see people laugh.”
Angela earned her Bachelors degree in Advertising/Marketing from the University of Florida in 1994. It was while attending the university in Gainesville that she saw how photographing people allowed her to connect with them in an emotional way. It was this heart connection that really sparked her interest in and passion for photography.
Angela holds the degrees of Master Photographer and Photographic Craftsman from the Professional Photographers of America and as an active member she continues to learn and be inspired by the ever-changing industry. She is also involved in helping other business owners/photographers as a business consultant for PPA’s Studio Management Services and she speaks within the photographic industry, educating about the art and business of photography.
Along the way Angela has been awarded both nationally and regionally for her photography. She has won national awards such as the Kodak Gallery Award, the Fuji Masterpiece and Photographer of the Year, awarded by the Professional Photographers of America for her images entered in the International Print Competition. She has also had two prints and an album accepted into PPA’s Prestigious Loan Collection, a traveling collection of imagery displayed at photographic exhibitions around the world.
Angela had the great opportunity to work in cooperation with an author to publish two books that exclusively feature her photography: I Know I Am Loved and Embraced by Love.