Bob Ringham has more than 25 years of professional photojournalism experience, starting shortly after earning his photojournalism degree from Southern Illinois University. He was a photo coach for Bella Pictures for six years and prior to joining Bella Pictures, he served as Director of Photography for the Courier-Post (Cherry Hill, NJ) for six years. Previously, he was a staff photographer at the Chicago Sun-Times for 13 years, the Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL) and The Pantagraph (Bloomington, IL).
Bob's photos have been published in Chicago magazine, Newsweek, People, The New York Times, the Seattle Times, the Los Angles Times and the The Washington Post. He has also been photo editor on two books: The Battleship USS New Jersey from Birth to Berth and a book on the history of Chicago Stadium.
Bob is the recipient of the Courier-Post 1999 Publisher's Award for Excellence. Between 1980-1990, his work was recognized with 75 separate awards and he was runner-up Photographer of the Year in 1982. In 1984, he was recipient of the Chicago Headline Club's Peter Lisagor Award for Exemplary Journalism.
Bob loves photographing weddings because of the happy, joyous nature of the occasion, which is in stark contrast to most of the photography that occurs for daily newspapers. Knowing the images he creates will be treasured for a lifetime by the couple, their family and friends makes photographing weddings a truly rewarding experience.
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