Jerry and Barb Jividen founded their first photography company in 1989, and mostly served corporate clients and produced stock photography. In the mid-nineties, they opened their first studio under the company’s original name, Images Unique. After moving into their current location in 2007, the Jividens changed the studio name (from Images Unique to Jividen Photography) reflect their family’s roots in Ohio, and to better identify themselves to new clientele.
Their work for area clients includes countless portrait sessions for seniors, families, children, modeling talent, and business and industry leaders.
The Jividen's expertise and talent in professional photography and technical lighting serve the team well as they work from their current location at 30 E. Main Street, Chillicothe. Their unique blend of creativity and strong skills keep them on top of today's list of sought-after photographers.
Jerry and Barb hold teaching certificates in photography from the Ohio Department of Teacher Education and Certification. Both teach a variety of photography courses and seminars annually, including covering the topics of digital workflow, Photoshop, and professional lighting and posing. Together, the Jividens conduct many workshops and training sessions, and serve as speakers for photography conventions throughout North America.
The Jividens also produce commercial photography for multi-media purposes, including magazines, books, billboard advertising, post cards, posters, calendars, visitors guides, travel planners, and more. Their success is internationally recognized and their work has been published by scores of leading publishers, including National Wildlife Federation, and National Geographic for Kids in six languages; as well as the National Geographic books division.
Both Jerry and Barb are members of the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP), North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA), and Wedding and Portrait Photographers International (WPPI). Barb is also a member of the Professional Photographers of America (PPA) and the Professional Photographers of Ohio (PPO).