Thea Dodds, an award-winning photographer with more than fifteen years of experience and a Master’s of Fine Arts in Photography, founded Authentic Eye in 2004. Thea co-authored The New Art of Capturing Love: The Essential Guide to Lesbian and Gay Wedding Photography (Amphoto 2014). Thea’s work has been featured in various publications, including Newsweek, ABC News, CNN and The Huffington Post. She has received recognition in international photographic competitions and has been featured in prominent online wedding publications such as GayWeddings.com and StyleMePretty.
John Clarke Russ
John Clarke Russ is an award-winning editorial and commercial photographer with a Masters in Photojournalism. He specializes in people and corporate photography with a style consisting of colorful, energetic and content-mindful imagery. Over the last 20 years, he has worked at some of the nation’s leading newspapers including The Hartford Courant, The Record-Journal and The Bangor Daily News, serving in various capacities, including as a photographer, a videographer and as a visuals department editor. His work has also been published in the Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, the Washington Post, among others. He is a veteran pro-member of the National Press Photographers Association and is the membership co-chair of American Society of Media Photographers New England region.