Jasmin is the daughter of our Founder, Darren Modricker. She is known as our “pet whisperer / child wrangler” in photoshoots and helps us capture the best pet photography and family pictures. Jasmin is currently attending Penn State University for a degree in Biomedical Engineering (she is one smart cookie!). She spends her free time playing with the family dogs, Dakota and Chelsea. On occasion, you might find her on a motorcycle with her dad ready for their next adventure!
John was born and raised in Berks County. He graduated from Pennsylvania State University, Berks Campus with a degree in Communication Arts and Sciences. During his studies at Penn State, John’s favorite courses included social influence, popular culture and intercultural communication.
John has a background in animal welfare and actively fosters rescue dogs for a local shelter. His experience fostering has prepared him to work with animals of varying personalities, but he loves working with shy dogs the most. Throughout his time fostering, he worked primarily with pit bulls, chihuahuas and arctic breeds.
At Willow Street Pictures, John works with the outside businesses to develop offsite galleries where we can display the artwork to our clients. Whether you have a pet or people-related business, he will help you put together a beautiful collection of Willow Street Pictures artwork to relax and entertain your clients while they wait.
He also works with our community donations. He loves working with local non-profits and find out how best we can help their organization raise funds.
Jim loves meeting new people and attending all of our events! He is an avid lover of pets and arts. In his free time, Jim enjoys watching movies, traveling, and hiking with his family. On the weekends, you can find him at the best events in PA, showcasing a beautiful display of our fine art portraits.
Danielle is a lover of the arts and graduated from the School of Visual Arts with a degree in film. While she enjoys film making, she also has a big passion for custom framing. At Willow Street Pictures, Danielle loves pulling together creative framing recommendations for each client and tailoring the artwork to look beautiful in a client’s home.
She grew up in the New Jersey area and recently moved to Pennsylvania with her 2 adorable black pugs named Skully and Roswell.
Donna has over 30 years of experience custom framing artwork and has been with Willow Street Pictures for over 7 years! She is an avid dog lover and has rescued Collies for many years. Donna has a passion for custom framing and gets excited when she can provide clients with great framing recommendations.
In her free time, Donna enjoys spending time with her dogs.
Caitlin is our social media guru. She keeps us up to date on the latest trends and loves to share our family and pet photography with the world!
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Creative Team Top Skills
Our team knows it’s all in the details! Throughout the entire creative process, we are focused and make sure each and every detail is taken care of for you.
We go above and beyond to make sure your experience is great. Our artists are known to do anything to get the perfect shot, including jumping into lakes and shooting through snow storms!
We never lose inspiration. Everyday we are inspired to create something new and special for each client. We find inspiration everywhere, especially from our donation projects.
The creative team thrives on being innovative and original. As artists, we are always pushing ourselves to create artwork that is not only beautiful, but unique and personal.
Our team loves getting to know each and every one of our clients. Each one of them will greet you with a genuine and friendly smile and will be excited to meet you and your family members (especially the 4-legged ones!).
Not only do we care about the quality of our artwork, we also care about making the experience as personal and meaningful as possible.
How to Apply
Our company culture is viewed as the glue that keeps everything together because it creates the space for each member of our creative team to achieve greatness and do their best work.
At our studio the entire place is buzzing with activity everyday. There are consultations going on at the same time photoshoots are taking place. Clients are meeting with the Founder selecting their artwork, the production artists are creating custom prints and the picture framing department is putting on the finishing touches. The place is full of energy and excitement.
When you’re doing something you love, working with other creative people, and feeling supported to do your best work, a sense of satisfaction and success automatically follows.
Each year the studio is growing and expanding the services we offer to our clients. If you are committed to giving it your all, and the comments above symbolize who you are and what you stand for, then feel free to view our positions available and apply.
Behind the Scenes
Our Creative Team
Our creative team getting into the water for the perfect shot.
In the Fields
Our inspiration takes us anywhere and everywhere
Here to help
Assisting and making sure you look beautiful
Our founder finding that perfect angle
Playing with light
Creating something new with each photoshoot
The creative team love to help out and donate to causes close to our heart
Willow Street Pictures was founded in 2002 with several guiding principles in mind.
One of the many donation goals our Founder, Darren Modricker, established was to make time in everyone’s schedule for capital campaign projects that not only held meaning, but also helped increase community awareness of important fundraising causes.
The entire Willow Street Pictures creative team is known both locally and nationally for our generous donations to many organizations
We are very proud of the valuable contributions we have made to public and private schools, animal rescues, cancer organizations, service dog foundations, and numerous nonprofits.
Darren founded Willow Street Pictures in 2002. Born in Lancaster, PA, Darren Modricker moved to Berks County early in his childhood. A friend of the family and a music teacher, Mr. Bozart, taught an elective photography class and introduced Darren to the world of photography.
“Darren Modricker is a nationally acclaimed artist specializing in portraits that capture the essence of a person without artifice or posing…. Moreover, he creates an atmosphere of trust with his subjects that enable him to capture such honest images.”
He graduated with a BFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Darren worked as an apprentice for several of the leading photographers in NYC. Here he learned first hand the technical skills required of professional photographers.
Darren finds the emotional center of the people that he photographs in a respectful way that evokes the person’s true sense of confidence, wonder and bliss.
We are story tellers
Our artists are inspired by capturing your true family story. We strive to capture the love, bond, and personality of each family we photograph. By looking at the richness in life, we are able to become sensitive to it and capture its real substance. Along the way, we discover what’s personally relevant and celebrate the bond of family.
Our family pictures and pet portraits are creative, fun, and incredibly meaningful to us. Many of our clients are in a situation where this might be their only opportunity to capture family and pet portraits, while others are making up for lost time.
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“Working with Willow Street Pictures has been a wonderful experience from start to finish! The entire creative team was welcoming and accommodating from our first visit to the studio as an introduction to the gallery presentation and artwork pick up. Working with 2 kids and 2 pets made things challenging, but you’d never know by the photos from that day! The portraits look beautiful hanging at home – like they’ve been there forever.
Thanks so much to Darren and his wonderful creative team for capturing my family so beautifully!”
“The Willow Street Pictures creative team has wonderful customer service and stunning portraits. We had a Drive-In Movie Night & Basket Auction Fundraiser and Willow Street Pictures allowed us to auction off one of their amazing photo packages. They sent us a customized letter to give to the winner. Thank you, Willow Street Pictures for donating your time and resources to support the LCHS in the effort to save animal lives.“
“I had a great experience with the Willow Street Pictures creative team! The team was so professional and so wonderful with my 3 cats. They were able to capture what makes each of my kitties so unique and special. We even got a photo of my mother and I in the mix, which was a bonus. I am so grateful to the entire Willow Street Pictures team for everything they did to help me make these memories that will last a lifetime!”
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