Bridgette M Harmon, Cr. Photog., CPP
Photographer / President of Harmon Photography Inc.
As a young girl, Bridgette always had a camera in her hand. After high school, she went on to study photography at the Hallmark Institute of Photography in Western Massachusetts. It was an intense 10-month program that taught both photographic and business skills. Graduating from Hallmark in 2003, Bridgette moved back home to Indiana to start making her dream a reality. In June of 2004, Bridgette opened the doors to Harmon Photography Inc. on the West side of Peru, Indiana. After operating there for almost a year, Bridgette purchased a building on the East end of town. It took her four months to renovate today’s location of 288 East Main Street. Weddings were the starting point in Bridgette’s photographic career. She captured her first wedding while still in high school. Since then, she has photographed numerous weddings. At one point in her career, she had captured 22 weddings in one year.
Bridgette loves being able to create family heirlooms for you to cherish for years to come. She has fun working with children. You never know what you're going to get from them. It is an adventure within itself, from crying to silly faces and everything in between. Patience is the key while becoming their friend. Bridgette also enjoys working with pets. Having three dogs of her own, she gets her practice. Maternity and Newborns are a growing trend and Bridgette likes the opportunity of being creative and photographing this special time in ones’ life.
Overall, you may be able to see that photography is not just a job for Bridgette; it's her passion and her life. It has been a dream come true for Bridgette to have a photography studio and capture moments in time for everyone that she has come to know. You might walk in the door as a client but you will leave as her friend.
Organizations that Bridgette Belongs to:
Professional Photographer of Indiana, 2012 President
Professional Photographer of America
United Way of Miami County, Board Member
Ambassador of Peru/ Miami County
Business and Professional Women’s Club of Peru
Career Advisory and Development for Peru Community Schools
Peru Community Schools’ Internship Program
Miami County Leadership, Participant
Office Manager/Graphic Designer/Sales and Event ordering
Lindsay started with Harmon Photography in Sept of 2007. She started out as a part-time employee and has since grown to become a full time employee. She also helps manage the Office. Lindsay does most of the ordering on the school and event side of the business. If you have any questions about your school, event, and/or orders, Lindsay is your go to gal. She is also artistically talented. She brings an art background, which gets put to great use when creating wedding albums, customized prints, and slideshows. Lindsay also helps by assisting Bridgette during maternity and newborn sessions. She has three beautiful children herself so she knows just how to help during these sessions.
The thing Lindsay enjoys the most is she's doing what she loves. How many people can say they really love their job? Lindsay looks forward to coming into work everyday and helping create the memory that will stay with clients forever.