In 2004, I began a career in commercial photography, leaving behind a 16-year career in advertising. I have never looked back. My interest and enthusiasm for photography continues to grow and has steered me into a successful, immensely enjoyable second career.

My years in the advertising agency business, coupled with a never-ending zeal for photography provide a unique perspective on serving clients and creating images that stand out, tell stories, capture personalities and stir memories and emotions.

I believe that compelling photographs come from a thorough knowledge of the subject and a creative interpretation of that knowledge using light, color and space. I take the time to get to know my subjects and clients so I can create and capture photographs that are appealing, unique and inspired.

I enjoy the challenge of producing a variety of photographic work and structure my business to include a broad range of assignments, including commercial work, business portraits, headshots, editorial portraits, senior portraits and landscape photography. This variable environment enables me to bring a fresh perspective to each assignment. I particularly enjoy photographing people, places and portraits, be it a powerful, accomplished corporate executive or a high school senior, ready to move into the next stage of their life.

My landscape, nature and fine art photography is an inspiring way for me to balance the day-to-day work of my commercial studio. Escaping to photograph the great outdoors is inspiring and a healthy creative spark for both my fine art and my commercial work.

My photography has been displayed around Columbus, licensed for publication and purchased for display in a variety of public spaces and private offices. My photographs are always on a revolving display in my Studio gallery. My solo photography exhibition, Waterscapes: Transforming the Landscape at the Ross Art Museum was hailed by The Columbus Dispatch as “Well-presented and cohesive, ‘Waterscapes’ successfully underscores (Buchanan’s) passion for grand expanses and intimate details.”

I show and sell my landscape and nature photography at Art Shows throughout Ohio and I am honored that my landscape and fine art photography is part of many private collections.

I maintain and work out of a 1200 sq. ft. studio in a 100-year-old warehouse building in downtown Columbus. The studio features a large shooting space with excellent natural light, weathered hardwood floors, brick walls, a seating/presentation area and a private changing room. I also maintain a small gallery of my work on the walls. My photography is shot both in my studio and on location.

Quality is important. I shoot high-resolution digital, using Canon professional cameras, Canon L-series professional lenses and high-quality studio lighting and equipment. I process all of my images on state-of-the-art computer hardware and professional software and I participate in seminars and online education to stay current with the latest industry knowledge and technology.

I have worked with clients both large and small throughout central Ohio and beyond. My photographs have been published in The Columbus DispatchConvenience Store News, Chain Drug Review, Lawyers Quarterly, Inside Counsel magazine, Business First, Everyday Stewardship magazine, Arizona State Alumni Magazine, Our Ohio magazine, Columbus Monthly, Ohio Magazine, Specialty Fabrics ReviewStateways and others.

I am proud that most of my clients have come to me through word-of-mouth and return to use my photography services multiple times. I believe clients are a privilege and I treat every client with respect, dignity and professionalism. Exceptional, personalized customer service is a hallmark of my business.

I invite you to view my work on the website and learn about my photography services. I hope to have the opportunity to work with you in the future!

Please feel free to contact me by phone at 614.893.7425, email or via the contact form on this website.