A name worth a thousand pictures...
About Jay Guttveg and Creative Focus
My passion for photography started when I was just 10 years old, taking photos of my family and sometimes without even loading the film. I just loved having a camera in my hand; I thought it was so cool. It was always my passion and I hoped that one day I could actually be a "professional" photographer.
I can remember back when I was a child, my parent's had a friend who was a professional photographer (I think he bought me my first camera case). I was so excited to be around him, he had such a great job.
I started Creative Focus Photography more than 25 years ago using that same passion for photography, and a goal to exceed the expectations of all my clients. During the years I have had the pleasure and privilege to photograph presidents, entertainers, musicians, V.I.P.s and many other great folks and families. Do you know my passion still continues to grow every day?
My business has evolved into four distinct fields of photography - Corporate, Commercial, Portrait, and Wedding. Creative Focus has the expertise to provide the finest quality work in each area. Why? Because we care. Because we love what we do. Because we understand that each field is different and each has specific needs.
I know that brides and corporate planners need very different things. And I take that very seriously. It is important to me that you, as my client, feel comfortable and confident that your needs are being met (and exceeded)
by my team and myself. Because of this, I put all of my photographers through a rigorous training process to ensure the quality of their work and their professionalism.
Being second best was-and is-never an option. I had to make my mark as leader. And I did. And I am still working every day to make sure that I stay a leader. It is important to me that when I speak with potential clients, I can say without hesitation that Creative Focus is the best at what we do. And I say this with humility. We aspire every day to be the best that we can be, not only for ourselves, but also for our clients.
I know that my work is not just taking a photograph, but capturing the spirit of a moment. Whether it's the tender moments of an excited bride as she prepares to walk down the aisle or the eminence of a corporate CEO as he delivers an impassioned message at the company's annual conference, I realize the significance and impact of my work. And again, I take it seriously.
Creative Focus Photography strives to continually set the pace for excellence in photography. It isn't a conscious effort; it is just what we do. Providing top quality work and going the extra mile for clients is second nature. It is what sets us apart. It is what keeps us going.
It has been more than two decades and I am honored to say that Creative Focus is stronger than ever. The passion starts at the top and permeates the entire organization. My love for photography continues to grow and that, at the end of the day, is why I do what I do. I hope to be able to share it with you one day.