About Us

Traptow Photography has been in business since 1993. My wife Denise, and I took over the business in 2005, so we are coming up on our 10th anniversary as owners. It has been an absolute privilege to carry the Traptow name in Red Deer, a studio known for delivering an outstanding customer experience. While the photography industry has changed significantly in the last five years our desire to deliver an experience that is unsurpassed still remains our top goal. While we no longer operate the large studio space we were originally known for, we have changed our business model to service our clients even better – we come to you now!!

With our focus on corporate and business photography we purchased equipment and developed a business model that allows us to set up wherever our corporate clients are. This saves the client a lot of time and energy and money by not having to leave the office to get to us. We offer a variety of styles and backdrops to satisfy the most discerning clients, and our turnaround time on finished products is very quick. We understand the needs of today’s busy corporate client.

Traptow Photography built its reputation on fine art family photography, and we continue that tradition. We love getting to know families and share in some of the most significant events in their lives. There is usually a reason for the family to get together, whether it be a milestone birthday or anniversary, and we blessed to be a part of those celebrations. We love to see the finished images done in canvas hanging as heirloom pieces on the walls of our clients homes.

One of the things we love to do is support fundraising activities for local charities and organizations in Central Alberta. If you need a gift certificate or portrait package to help raise money for an auction or special event just give us a call, we are happy to help!!

All the best,


Jonathan Elhard

Professional Portrait Artist