Pam and Rick Zack are the owners of Rapid Photo and here is how they started their portrait studio business:
Rapid Photo was started in 1975 as a photo lab. Ray Gray the original owner, seen an opportunity to be the only place to have a roll of film developed and printed the same day. Pam started with Ray in the beginning and in 1990 took over the business when Ray decided to retire.
From that point Rapid Photo updated all of its equipment and started offering 40 minute processing. In 1991 Rick changed his profession to become a photographer for Rapid Photo and started the name “Creative Portraits by Rapid Photo.” He studied under one of the most innovative and visionary person in the industry, Roger Berg from Columbia, Missouri. He learned how important our profession is to capture someone’s life in a portrait.
Our studio has grown steadily over the years. We photograph High School seniors, families, babies and children along with product photography. Youth sports photography is a large part of our business. In 2004 we made the leap from film to digital. That put us in a position to do school portraits PreK – 11th grade.
Rick continues to learn the latest techniques and technology from some of the best photographers around the country. He has realized how important it is to continue searching for new ideas. Rick and Pam attend several annual conventions each year to find new products to offer to their clients. And now “Creative Portraits by Rapid Photo” has the very best product line in the Northeast Ohio area.
After 24+ years Rick is still just as passionate about his portraits as when he started. He loves giving his clients the very best experienced possible. Rick takes great pride in making his clients look their very best.
Pam is a 1975 graduate of Geneva High School and Rick graduated from Jefferson Area High School in 1976. Pam and Rick have been married for 35 years and have raised three beautiful daughters.
We would love for you to come to our studio and experience this great thing that is going on at “Creative Portraits by Rapid Photo.”