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Welcome to Christie's Photographic Solutions, serving Central Florida from our Orlando FL event Photography headquarters.
Christie's Photographic is a Preferred Event Photographer at most locations thoughout Orlando and Central Florida works with a variety of corporations.


Bob Christie – President

Bob started Christie’s Photographic in 1983. By 1986, he turned his sights onto the convention and meetings business and has never looked back. With a team of over 75 professionals, Christie’s photographs over 6500 events a year, almost all on a deadline for publication. He currently resides in Oakland, Florida with the love of his life, Lisa, and their furry, four-legged child. When not managing or working with clients, he loves to garden and participate in offshore ocean racing, with his team having won the world championship in 2006. His newest passion is road racing.


Keith Thrash – General Manager

Christie’s General Manager Keith Thrash began his lifetime career in photography at a young age, creating a darkroom with his grandfather’s equipment in the 6th grade. With no enlarger at the time, he used a lightbulb and switch to make contact sheets. He continued developing his skills through college, where he earned a degree from the Ohio Institute of Photography in 1979. After answering an ad for a woman named Christie offering a photographer position in 1988, Keith began working with Bob Christie and learned a valuable lesson in last names. When not managing or photographing events, Keith likes to see how many golf balls he can lose in one round or spends his time fishing.


Dawn Owen – Assistant General Manager

Dawn started her career in the Hotel Industry and learned of her passion for dealing with customers.  She joined the Christie’s team in 1998 as an administrative assistant and has been promoted through the years to her current position of Assistant General Manager.  Exceeding client satisfaction is her primary goal.  Outside of the office, she and her husband enjoy competing in the sport of Cowboy Action and you’ll find her at the gun range most weekends.


Meishach Moore – Las Vegas Branch Manager

Meishach started his photography career in 2006 shooting weddings in Las Vegas. A year and 60 weddings later, he moved his family to Nashville where he opened a high-end destination wedding photography company. After seven years, Meishach returned to Las Vegas to be near family and pursue other interests. With a passion to continue shooting, Meishach sought out freelance opportunities and found Christie’s. After shooting with Christie’s for three and a half years, he’s thrilled to now be in the “inner circle” as the full-time director of the Las Vegas studio. Meishach still does a lot of shooting for Christie’s, filling that hunger he has for creativity and to serve clients.


Jeniffer LaRocca – Las Vegas Assistant Director

Jeniffer’s photography interest began in High School where photography and art were her favorite classes. She went on to CSN then UNLV majoring in Fine Art with a focus in Photography. She always had a willing subject to photograph in her big family of four siblings and twelve nieces and nephews. She started as a wedding and family photographer at a studio in 2005 then went on to photograph corporate events and conventions with Christie’s in 2012. When she’s not managing photo shoots she spends time with her family and retreats into the mountains, Red Rocks or beaches.


Yossi May- Washington DC Branch Manager

Yossi May began his photography career over 15 years ago, studying the fundamentals of film photography from one of the DC area’s premier portrait photographers.  He realized he had found his passion, and decided to attend Indiana University, where he studied photojournalism and business. While working with the school newspaper as a photographer and editor, Yossi won multiple awards. Since graduation, he has photographed social and corporate events. In January of 2015, Yossi joined Christie’s and serves as the DC Regional Manager. When he isn’t shooting, Yossi loves watching Indiana Hoosier basketball, The Washington Redskins, playing soccer and skiing. He has been an athlete his entire life, which helps him maintain high energy while running around photographing long days.


Dean Milenkovic – Graphics and Editing Department Supervisor

Dean is a self-taught graphic designer with over a decade of photo tinkering and manipulation experience. His favorite projects are those in the realm of stock photography, advertising, and image retouching and composites. Working at Christie’s for nearly 2 years now, Dean keeps Christie’s up to date with new technology as it comes out. He is an avid street soccer player and he lives by a motto that you only need a ball. Dean lives with his gorgeous wife and the most photographed Labrador Retrievers in history.


Lee South – Editor

With over 20 years of experience in the photography and web industry, Lee takes part in a vital but more “behind the scenes” role as Editor for Christie’s. With Christie’s constantly remaining on the cutting edge, his deep understanding of photography and videography has kept him an integral part of the team.


Marc Auster

Marc began studying photography in high school, and continued his photography focus in college.  He was awarded with a Bachelor in Science from the State University New York in Stonybrook.  Marc has also completed courses on processing and printing photos, and previously worked in photo processing.  He began working in photography at Christie’s in 1995, and has been one of the main office’s Senior Staff Photographers since 2005.


Mark Loyack

Mark began his professional shooting career over 29 years ago, starting by covering a wedding while still attending high school.  He continued developing his skills as he attended both Seminole and Valencia Community College to study photography.  Mark worked at a large school photography company for 15 years, and also started his own digital photography studio in 1992 where he focused on weddings, portraits,
commercial, sport, and event photos. In 1998, Mark joined the Christie’s team, and currently works as one of the main office’s Senior Staff Photographers.


Emily Christie

Beginning with her first job in customer service, Emily has maintained a desire to improve service quality to provide customers with a consistent, positive experience. After working in the Quality Assurance field, Emily began her role at Christie’s in early 2015, with her duties ranging from contract and technical writing to process improvement and onsite event work. Three years ago, Emily began a food blog to encourage her to boost her cooking skills, and has since fallen in love with baking. She is a self-described cat lady with a desire to support animal welfare and a diehard Miami Dolphins fan.


Michelle Granger

Working with Christie’s for just about three years, Michelle can be found both in the office and onsite working with clients.  Prior to working with Christie’s, Michelle traveled the country teaching at Scrapbook Conventions and Expos, where she incorporated her love for both crafts and photography in what her daughter called a “Jobby”.  Transitioning to the Event Photography business was a natural progression when she decided that she didn’t want to travel as much. Married to her high school sweetheart with two teenage daughters, Michelle is constantly on the go however in her free time enjoys live music, the beach and time with friends.
“Turns out, not where, but who you’re with that really matters.”
― Dave Matthews Band


Melissa Vincent

Melissa brings a wealth of experience and charisma to Christie’s. Beginning her career as a bartender, she has always interacted with customers and delivered a positive experience. She has been with the company since 2011, serving in both administative and billing functions and assisting in events. She is a true Floridian, loving every moment she can out in the sun, going swimming or boating. She is also a wine fan, and has even dabbled in homemade beer making!


Kristin Tyler

Kristin first learned of her passion for creativity as a small child, coming from a family of professional artists, musicians, and photographers. She majored in Studio Art and Art Education at FSU, focusing on photography and sculpture. After almost six years in education (most recently as a middle school photography teacher), Kristin joined the CPS team in July 2017. In her spare time, she and her husband enjoy traveling, running, and working together on a food & health blog about the Paleo lifestyle.


Riley Henson – Director of First Impressions

Riley learned that she had a love for the event & hospitality industry while studying Event Management at UCF’s Rosen College of Hospitality Management. With previous experience in hotels, theme parks and even assistant wedding planning, Riley has a well-rounded hospitality background that she was excited to build upon when joining the Christie’s team in June 2017. After growing up in Connecticut, Riley fully takes advantage of living in the gorgeous state of Florida and typically can be found at one of the many theme parks Central Florida has to offer!

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