About the Photographer

Ronnie Owings’ photographic career jump started about 30 years ago, when the Robert Kennedy family hired him to photograph family functions. Almost overnight, Ronnie leapt from amateur to professional status, embarking on a career highlighted by award-winning work in just about every photographic genre. Experience in fashion, travel and interior photography not only refined his natural talent, but improved his technical expertise. Ronnie is frequently sought after by his peers for speaking engagements and workshops around the country.

Ronnie’s images have appeared in numerous national magazines, including Better Homes and Gardens, Arts and Antiques, Country Inns and Elegant Bride, to name just a few. He is the featured photographer in three international coffee table books: Cottage Style, Amish Cookbook, and Sanctuary of the Soul. Many of Ronnie’s award winning images have been exhibited overseas by the Professional Photographers of America as part of their Traveling Loan Collections, and a number of his children’s portraits have been displayed at Disney’s Epcot Center. After only being in business for four years, Ronnie was awarded with the title of Master Photographer.

In his family and children portraits, Ronnie often draws inspiration from his college degree in child and family development – such as photographing a child with a favorite toy, instead of a generic prop, or keeping a toddler secure and comfortable in his father’s lap during a family portrait in the garden. Ronnie’s reassuring demeanor, combined with the welcoming spirit of The Garden Cottage, instantly sets clients at ease, encouraging natural timeless portraits.