We Are Certified

August 15, 2015, Howard Lower of Lower Photography and Studio, Rochester, Minnesota joins prestigious group as a Certified Professional Photographer (CPP). Howard has earned the Certified Professional Photographer (CPP) designation from Professional Photographers of America (PPA). Howard earned this designation after completing an intensive program that measures his artistic and technical competence. Professional Photographers of America currently recognizes fewer than 2,500 CPPs.

 Howard states that after 27 years of being a full time, professionally recognized lifetime member of PPA working out of Rochester, Minnesota area, it was time to be a CPP. Why? When we first started our business we were at most six full time studios in town. Today, most are part time. Regardless of full or part time, I feel for those that have not experienced the joy of walking into a studio, there being no high pressure, knowing before you leave that all is well. We guarantee our clients satisfaction. We wish and supply a peaceful, homey environment at our studio that has been designed to blend into our wonderful neighborhood and includes a beautiful outside Portrait Park. We want you happy and at peace with the process. Yet, my job is to stay current for our client’s sake. To do, as you want, but better than you expect!

 Professional Photographers of America is the leading body for certifying imaging professionals. CPPs must complete a written examination, finish an image evaluation and adhere to a strict code of conduct. Certification must be renewed on a periodic basis, ensuring continued confidence in the professionalism of Certified Professional Photographers. For more information about PPA CPP, go HERE.   Howard Lower CPP



We Do

We are a full service studio doing photography and photos by only trained photographers of all kinds of situations including: Aerial, Architectural, Baby, Business, Commercial, Copy, Executive, Events, Family, Finishing (even your images), Graphic Design, Groups, High School Seniors, Kids, Models, Passport (Visa, Green card), Pets, Portfolios, Portrait, Restoration, Retouching, Weddings -Las Vegas style at studio (we supply minister, wedding license, pictures/video),  Misc: Albums, Framing, Professional slideshows, and we have an awesome Studio & Outside Portrait Park and do on Location photography.


Yes we are:  Where Our Business is ... Making YOU Look Good.



Latest News

July 2015:

  We have completely revamped our website. By this date it should have been completely checked out by those that use it. If you have suggestions or other comments please let us know.

 August 2015 :

  High School Senior 2016 sessons have started NOW. Please make an appointment NOW to reserve your appointment. Fall colors are upon us very soon.



We strive to do the very best for each person we work with.   Below here is a testamonial by one of our clients. See our Review Page for more. for more information see About Us or Our Guarantee.


Pat Anderson says: "Both of our children had their Senior Portraits done at Lower Photography and we were extremely pleased with the results. Both Howard and Bev work hard to make it an enjoyable experience with exactly the kinds of shots you want. Whether formal or informal, indoors or outdoors, our biggest difficulty was narrowing down our choices! They are thoroughly professional and also friendly and easy to work with. We were very happy with the results and will certainly go back to them for future photography needs."


Job Examples

Clear Channel Radio:

used their location pool area with the gals up on the slide and the guys on the ground. Then the background was changed and inserting people that were not available the day of the shoot. Great people!

Food From the Kings Table:

is a devotional book written by Ryan Hawley of Jonathan House Ministries. This is perhaps the most famous paintings of the last supper that was restored and enhanced by us to hold devotionals written by Ryan. Again great people and a great ministry.

911 Twin Towers:

as I sat down to create this image (I was angry) and needed to be emotionally released and was by creating this image. This is a Giclee (zhee-klay) Fine Art painted print that I created. In PPA International Competition it did very well. All art is forsale.

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3509 9th Ave NW






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