Meet the Team

Boise has a very unique creative community and it is growing quick. This was the inspiration behind the idea that started it all. We started Studio Boise with the idea of having a community-supported creative space where artists can bring their clients, hone their skills, or simply get creative. We  continue to try and keep the atmosphere fun, relaxed, and judgment-free. We believe artists and creatives work best when they feel at home, and that's what we hope to accomplish. Send us an email or follow us on Instagram!

  Denise Ramirez - Owner   Denise has a bachelors degree in Marketing and will complete her Master's in Technical Communication at BSU in 2018. She operates the studio and also specializes in commercial and lifestyle photography. You can usually catch her walking her dog or somewhere listening to live music.  Fun fact:   While visiting Thailand and the Philippines, people confused her for a local.   Email : denise.ramirez@studioboise.org   Follow me  on  Instagram .

Denise Ramirez - Owner

Denise has a bachelors degree in Marketing and will complete her Master's in Technical Communication at BSU in 2018. She operates the studio and also specializes in commercial and lifestyle photography. You can usually catch her walking her dog or somewhere listening to live music.

Fun fact: While visiting Thailand and the Philippines, people confused her for a local.

Email: denise.ramirez@studioboise.org

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  Scott Williams - Owner & Operator   Interested by the multiple sides of business and seeing the creativity Boise has to offer, Scott saw the need for the use of a photography studio available for all to use. He brings great expertise as a previous business owner and with 13 years of sales experience. He enjoys riding down the greenbelt, traveling to new places, and trying new foods.  Fun fact: Scott was a professional model when he was younger.   Email : scott.williams@studioboise.org   Follow me  on  Instagram .

Scott Williams - Owner & Operator

Interested by the multiple sides of business and seeing the creativity Boise has to offer, Scott saw the need for the use of a photography studio available for all to use. He brings great expertise as a previous business owner and with 13 years of sales experience. He enjoys riding down the greenbelt, traveling to new places, and trying new foods.

Fun fact: Scott was a professional model when he was younger.

Email: scott.williams@studioboise.org

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  Kat Watkins - Studio Manager   Kat has been modeling for five years. What started out as something she tried on a whim ended up being a true passion of hers. She has been published online as well as in multiple magazines. When she isn't modeling or working she enjoys being around friends and family, traveling, and being outdoors.  Fun Fact: Kat can walk pretty far on her hands.   Email : kat.watkins@studioboise.org   Follow me  on  Instagram .

Kat Watkins - Studio Manager

Kat has been modeling for five years. What started out as something she tried on a whim ended up being a true passion of hers. She has been published online as well as in multiple magazines. When she isn't modeling or working she enjoys being around friends and family, traveling, and being outdoors.

Fun Fact: Kat can walk pretty far on her hands.

Email: kat.watkins@studioboise.org

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  Jessica Bennett - Studio Boise Intern   Jessica has been taking photos since high school but started taking it seriously when she moved from her hometown of Las Vegas, Nevada to Idaho! She enjoys spending time with her husband and visiting her family. She also loves to travel to different places to find beautiful, new locations and people to photograph.  Fun Fact: Jessica was in competitive dance for 6 years, and still enjoys getting her dance on whenever possible!   Email:  jessica.bennett@studioboise.org   Follow me  on  Instagram

Jessica Bennett - Studio Boise Intern

Jessica has been taking photos since high school but started taking it seriously when she moved from her hometown of Las Vegas, Nevada to Idaho! She enjoys spending time with her husband and visiting her family. She also loves to travel to different places to find beautiful, new locations and people to photograph.

Fun Fact: Jessica was in competitive dance for 6 years, and still enjoys getting her dance on whenever possible!

Email: jessica.bennett@studioboise.org

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  DJ Ramirez - Photography 101 and DSLR Workshop Teacher   Working in the advertising and marketing industry for over 8 years, DJ has a wide array of experience behind the camera. His background consists of working as a camera tech on Feature Films, TV productions, and as a commercial and lifestyle photographer. He has worked with brands like the X-games, Treefort Music Fest, Daytrotter Magazine, Idaho Travel Council and more. His work has been featured in the Huffington post, Pacific Northwest Inlander & the Idaho Statesman.  He loves teaching and helping unlock the creative potential in others by combining his technical experience and his creative eye.  Fun Fact: DJ read 1 new book every week in 2017.   Email : dj.ramirez@studioboise.org   Follow me  on  Instagram .

DJ Ramirez - Photography 101 and DSLR Workshop Teacher

Working in the advertising and marketing industry for over 8 years, DJ has a wide array of experience behind the camera. His background consists of working as a camera tech on Feature Films, TV productions, and as a commercial and lifestyle photographer. He has worked with brands like the X-games, Treefort Music Fest, Daytrotter Magazine, Idaho Travel Council and more. His work has been featured in the Huffington post, Pacific Northwest Inlander & the Idaho Statesman.

He loves teaching and helping unlock the creative potential in others by combining his technical experience and his creative eye.

Fun Fact: DJ read 1 new book every week in 2017.

Email: dj.ramirez@studioboise.org

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  Lisa Marie Pane - Psychology of a Headshot Workshop Teacher   Lisa is a headshot and portrait photographer who considers herself YOUR expression and personal branding coach. Sessions with her are a bit like a standup comedy routine with lots of one-liners meant to relax even the most nervous clients, but it’s all designed to get down to the business of producing images with the powerful combination of confidence and approachability. When she’s not behind a camera, she’s likely out for a run, bike ride, hike or skiing. She’s also a java junkie and can be bribed with a Human Bean chocolate-covered coffee bean.  Fun Fact: She used to hold the state powerlifting records in Georgia in her age and weight class for bench press, squat and deadlift. (Shhh, don’t tell anyone, but she was only person in her age and weight class to compete!)   Email:  lisa@lmpanephotography.com   Follow me   on Instagram.

Lisa Marie Pane - Psychology of a Headshot Workshop Teacher

Lisa is a headshot and portrait photographer who considers herself YOUR expression and personal branding coach. Sessions with her are a bit like a standup comedy routine with lots of one-liners meant to relax even the most nervous clients, but it’s all designed to get down to the business of producing images with the powerful combination of confidence and approachability. When she’s not behind a camera, she’s likely out for a run, bike ride, hike or skiing. She’s also a java junkie and can be bribed with a Human Bean chocolate-covered coffee bean.

Fun Fact: She used to hold the state powerlifting records in Georgia in her age and weight class for bench press, squat and deadlift. (Shhh, don’t tell anyone, but she was only person in her age and weight class to compete!)

Email: lisa@lmpanephotography.com

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  Don Taniguchi - Studio Lighting 101 Workshop Teacher   Don has a degree in microbiology and spent 25 years developing medical imaging products specific to Nuclear Medicine and PET. His interest in photography dates back to his junior high school days some 40 years ago and has been his side business for the past 15 years.  Fun fact: Don collects vintage watches and has over 60 unique and rare pieces.   Email : don@roninphoto-design.com   Follow me  on  Instagram .

Don Taniguchi - Studio Lighting 101 Workshop Teacher

Don has a degree in microbiology and spent 25 years developing medical imaging products specific to Nuclear Medicine and PET. His interest in photography dates back to his junior high school days some 40 years ago and has been his side business for the past 15 years.

Fun fact: Don collects vintage watches and has over 60 unique and rare pieces.

Email: don@roninphoto-design.com

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  Abe Copeland - Equipment Technician   Abe is currently a full-time student at Boise State University. He is majoring in Communications and is expected to graduate in December 2018. In his free time, he likes to hang out with his son. Abe loves to photograph numerous genres such as portraits, sports, and nature.  Fun fact: Abe is a United States Marine Corps disabled war veteran and a former armed nuclear security officer.   Email : abe.copeland@studioboise.org   Follow me  on  Instagram .

Abe Copeland - Equipment Technician

Abe is currently a full-time student at Boise State University. He is majoring in Communications and is expected to graduate in December 2018. In his free time, he likes to hang out with his son. Abe loves to photograph numerous genres such as portraits, sports, and nature.

Fun fact: Abe is a United States Marine Corps disabled war veteran and a former armed nuclear security officer.

Email: abe.copeland@studioboise.org

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  Kiana Reyes - Social Media Manager   Having recently graduated from Boise State with her B.A. in Communications, Kiana is perfect as a social media manager.She runs Michael Kaye Photography with her boyfriends and partner. They team up and offer photography and videography services to their clients. She loves reading, traveling, exploring nature, and curling up to watch movies.  Fun fact: Kiana has an addiction to Hot Cheetos.   Email : kiana.reyes@studioboise.org   Follow me  on  Instagram .

Kiana Reyes - Social Media Manager

Having recently graduated from Boise State with her B.A. in Communications, Kiana is perfect as a social media manager.She runs Michael Kaye Photography with her boyfriends and partner. They team up and offer photography and videography services to their clients. She loves reading, traveling, exploring nature, and curling up to watch movies.

Fun fact: Kiana has an addiction to Hot Cheetos.

Email: kiana.reyes@studioboise.org

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