In 1993, with 20 years experience in the photography industry, Rick helped create a wedding photography department for Walt Disney World. His work has been seen on ABC’s Weddings of a Lifetime and Regis & Kathie Lee Show and in 1999 Rick wrote his first of three books, Creative Techniques For Lighting and Posing. Because of Rick’s experience as a photographer, author and teacher, he is often asked to speak at professional guilds, conferences and conventions.
As a member of Professional Photographers of America, Rick has received his PPA Master Photographer & Craftsman degree. Rick has an Associate of Science Degree and is a WPPI Master Photographer and was honored by Kodak with the Kodak Gallery Masterpiece Award. In 2006 Rick received, along with his wife, the United Nations Leadership Award from the International Photographic Council.