Rick is the President and owner of Gittings Portrait Studios in Dallas and Fort Worth, and has called Gittings home for over twenty nine years. He is a second-generation professional photographer who learned his craft at an early age in his father’s studio in Denver, Colorado. Rick holds a Master of Photography degree with the Professional Photographers Association of America and has photographed many prominent individuals, including President Bill Clinton, President George W. Bush, Clint Black, Octavia Spencer, Wynonna Judd, Dick Clark, George Foreman, Emmitt Smith, Ross Perot, Sr., as well as many notable families in North Texas.
Rick has been commissioned to create portraits for clients across the United States, Europe and Asia. He has received numerous awards for his portraits, including Best Overall Portrait by Southwestern Professional Photographers. He was also honored to have his images selected by PPA as the cover of their national magazine and Kodak for use in a national marketing campaign.
Gittings has been a large part of Angela’s life for over 29 years. In 2014, She left a career in education to join the Gittings Dallas team. An Alumni of the University of Arizona with a degree in communications, she brings a wealth of experience in customer service and building relationships. Angela is the liaison to all of our partners and non profits. She oversees all of the DFW projects and has a gift for using portraits in design that comes from growing up with an interior designer.
Chelsea is experienced in building relationships and understanding the needs of our clients. She finds it rewarding to help clients create beautiful personal pieces of art. Her sensitivity to all situations help her advise our clients on how to make portraits a valuable part of their decor. Hailing from the Show Me State of Missouri she brings a fresh perspective and a warm and caring personality.
A true native of Fort Worth, Melanie is driven to share the city’s legacy of authenticity and hospitality to everyone she meets. Melanie’s background in the retail fashion industry gives her a complex understanding of what a client values. Her sensitivity to design allows her to help clients create the most personal piece of art they can display in home. Her personal values include furthering personal education and maintaining strong connections with those around her. Overall, she is dedicated to lending a helping hand and seeing the best in others.
Ryan joined Gittings in 2016 after operating his own wedding photography business. Ryan adopted a fondness for art and technology at an early age and was captivated by the idea that a handheld device that could freeze a moment in time . A real interest in photography began when he developed his first dark-room photograph in high-school. He has won multiple awards for his photography with the Professional Photographers of America.
Outside of portrait photography, Ryan also enjoys capturing landscapes, architecture and the cosmos above.
Andy was born and raised in in Iowa and developed his famous Midwest attributes of integrity and sociability, so fitting for his long time position in Gittings’ client relations. His familiarity with Houston came from his grandparents’ trips to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo to stay abreast of agricultural developments, and his appreciation of clients stems from his father’s entrepreneurial spirit in the construction industry. Shortly after moving to Houston in 1996, he joined Gittings and is responsible for staying engaged with the pulse of Houston’s wonderful social life and continually exposing the Gittings’ style and expertise to the community. He also is your partner in arranging portrait appointments, assisting with portrait selections and with portrait installations.
Brad grew up in Toledo, OH and at the young age of 8, tried his hand with a Kodak Brownie Camera and his love for photography hasn’t wavered since. As he grew, he further developed his skill in high school as the yearbook and newspaper photographer and after attending Cedarville University, received a degree in Professional Photography with Honors from Elkins Institute in Dallas. He then went on to receive a Master’s of Photography from PPA. In 1985, he began his career at Gittings in the Dallas studio, becoming the lead photographer and then was transferred to the Houston location in 1989. Brad is a well known in the industry for his excellence in customer service and talent.
Jason started work with Gittings as a digital technologist, handling very detailed digital retouching and printed glossies projects. Jason began to build his portfolio to include executive portraits, environmental photography, as well as working directly with clients during the development of large-scale portrait projects. Jason prides himself on delivering consistent quality, and enjoys traveling while working on global projects for our executive clients.
Outside of portrait photography, Jason enjoys travel photography.
Kelley is the Operations Assistant at Gittings. She handles everything from answering phones and coordinating our photographer’s schedules to delivering final images, and sending invoices and receiving payments. She also helps maintain our client database and accommodates client requests.
She is particularly focused on ensuring that our clients consistently receive the professional service our agency is known for.
Kelley spends her time outside of work teaching her two boys and daughter to rely on their faith and to always act with integrity – do the right thing even when nobody’s watching.
Greg is the CEO and owner of the Gittings Trade Name and Service Mark. Greg is Creative and Operations Director of GittingsLegal – a Gittings businesses focused on serving the legal industry globally, with more than 85 photographers worldwide. He also oversees operations of all studios to ensure the portrait services we’ve provided for 90 years remain world class.
As a passionate photographer, Sam has tapped into the art of storytelling through a single, captured moment. Sam was previously a photographer with Gittings and returned to the company as the Operations Director in 2019. During his hiatus from Gittings, he ran his own successful photography business, giving him terrific insight into the business side of photography.
Sam has a highly creative approach that results in portraits that truly reflect an individual’s unique nuances. This powerful combination of portrait artistry and successful business management experience makes Sam ideal to run operations for Gittings. Clients benefit from his photography skills, artistic talents, and savvy management that elevates the quality of every project.