I'm Lisa, the photographer & owner of Astoria Photography, and I got my start in photography while still in high school. My art instructor, Mr. Luker, instilled in me a deep appreciation of photography. Taking his insight and instruction to heart, I've been madly in love with the art ever since. I continue to educate myself on the nuances of the digital photography world. I love being able to combine the skills I was taught in the darkroom with new digital techniques. While the principles of film photography are still just as relevant in the digital age, hours of standing in front of enlargers and chemical trays have been replaced with hours in front of the computer, navigating editing software. (I do miss the smell of the the darkroom, though!) At the endless - but cheerful - persistence of family & friends, I moved forward from doing art and portraits as just a hobby, to expand my reach. I established Astoria Photography with the ideals of making unique, original art and heirloom-quality portraiture available to any home, with any budget. My studio/gallery is open at 19 2nd St NE, in beautiful downtown Mason City, and I also travel all across Iowa for on-location sessions. An artist at heart, I actively participate in local and national photography competitions, and I'm involved with the Downtown Mason City Art Crawl, which takes place twice per year. My artwork is available for purchase directly from this site, and hand-framed pieces are for sale online at https://squareup.com/market/astoria-photography, or in the studio, downtown. You may also have a piece specially commissioned with framing options available. I'm here to help you with whatever you need - be sure to visit the 'Pricing & Info' and 'FAQs' tabs, as well, for lots of important information!
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