Master Photographer Craftsman, Master Artist, PPA Certified
Gary and Sandra Thibeault have owned and operated Tebo Photography in Westerly since 1980. Their work graces the home of those looking for the finest portrait photography in New England. Their dedication to creating beautiful and unique portraits is what keeps them on top of their profession.
A portrait by definition should portray. It should go beyond showing just a view of the face, it is to reveal the soul of the person. Anyone with a camera can take a picture, but it takes a special degree of sensitivity to create an image that stirs the emotion of the viewer. This is the goal we have for everyone who sits before our camera - to bring out the inner beauty and personality each of us share. It might mean showing closeness of a family, the bonding between a mother and child, the love shared by a couple celebrating an engagement or an anniversary . If the final portrait is to be a gift, it becomes our responsibility to ensure that the feelings of the subject has for the recipient are brought out in the portrait. The difference between creating a great portrait and a mediocre one goes beyond using the "right" camera, or knowing all the "tricks" to make people smile. Rather, it requires a supreme command of the craft and tools plus a strong commitment to excellence in every detail. When we started our business in 1980, we aspired to produce the finest photography we were capable of, without compromise. We have never regretted the decision. Quality does not go out of style. It costs less in the long run, and is always appreciated by those who know the difference.
Gary and Sandra have both earned the Photographic Craftsman Degree from the Professional Photographers of America. Gary has earned the Master of Photography Degree and the Master Artist Degree from the Professional Photographers of America. Since 1988, Gary has maintained his credentials as a Certified Professional Photographer and is one of only 52 Photographers Internationally and the only Rhode Island Photographer to hold all four Degrees. Gary and Sandra have both been awarded the "National Award" by the Professional Photographers of New England and the Professional Photographers of Rhode Island. This award is presented for outstanding service and dedication to the field of professional photography. Among the many awards for their photography, Gary has been named Rhode Island Photographer of the Year numerous times, a recipient of numerous Kodak Gallery and the Fuji Masterpiece Awards. Gary is a Past President of the Professional Photographers of New England and Rhode Island.