Fred Cockrill, owner of Cockrill's Studio is a PPA Master Photographer, and an Ohio Certified Professional Photographer.
Fred began his professional photography career in 1980 as a technical photographer for the Babcock & Wilcox Alliance Research Center. In 1982 he traveled and worked in many east coast states as a panoramic photographer where he photographed high school classes and college/university graduations. In 1985 he joined Blackford Commercial in Youngstown, Ohio where is was the technical coordinator and photographer for commercial and industrial photography.
Finally in July 1989, Fred's dream of owning his own studio was realized and he was fortunate to purchase Plajer & Cross Studio which had been in business in Alliance since 1945. What started as a 500 square foot studio grew to more than 2,000 square feet presently. Fred has work diligently to maintain the finest quality photography available using the most advanced digital equipment in the business.In 2006 he was awarded the Silver Level Photographer of the Year by the Professional Photographers of America (PPA) which is presented to photographers for excellence in artistic photographic technical skills, as well as a way for the public to discern the best of the best. Fred was named a Platinum Medalist in 2015, having three of his merited images enter the PPA Loan Collection. He was only of only 69 Platinum Photographers of the Year.Most importantly, Fred and his staff are truly committed to creating the finest portraits available in our area. Images are not mass produced and clients are not treated as numbers. Every client, session and portrait is an extension of our craft and beliefs. As "print artists" we believe that every finished portrait created at Cockrill's Studio is an art piece, and for this reason the job is not complete until it is delivered in print, ready for display in your home or office. We use the finest papers and finishing sprays available so that your portrait display will last for years to come. We truly enjoy our work and the lasting relationships that we create with our clients. We hope to have the privilege of serving you in the future!