Photo by Justine Milton

Born in Staten Island, NY, and raised in Portland, Oregon, Posy Quarterman is what happens when art meets hustle. She has been photographing people since her grandmother gave her a polaroid camera for Christmas at the age of 10. After art school in NYC, she returned to Portland (despite hating the rain), and turned that passion into a thriving family photography business. Not many photographers find harmony in the space where business and art collide, but Posy is not most photographers. Her drive and the incredible depth of her photography, brought her to the attention of The Define School in 2014, when she began teaching classes and private workshops on one of the less discussed aspects of professional photography– how to drive a family photography business without sacrificing art or vision. In addition to photography, her clients, and her newfound love of teaching, Posy enjoys her husband, her firecracker of an 8 year old daughter, the Oregon Coast, dangly earrings, a good puttanesca, and being mistaken for Katy Perry. 

Because Posy is not entirely comfortable talking about herself in the third person, the words here were composed by Andrea Barnet