About Us

Do you want portraits that you, your family, and friends will say
reflect your personality and capture the real you?

Do you want a professional photographer that cares about you as a person, not just what they can sell you?

That’s why Centrum Foto Studio was started by Ken Fry in the spring of 2007. We use our skills, talents, and abilities to capture the uniqueness of each person we photograph in a way that is creative, relaxed, affordable, and fun.

Our Mission/Vision:

Centrum Foto Studio exists to glorify God by developing, promoting, and sharing the visual arts locally and globally.

We do this by focusing on 4 key areas:

Professional Photography:

Need a passport photo? Get them in 10 minutes or less and no appointment is needed.

My photographic style is best summed up as personal and photojournalistic. Since I believe that each person is a unique creation of God, I especially love photographing individuals where I can create portraits that reflect their special beauty. That means your high school senior, model, glamour, or maternity portraits will be Uniquely You. Our approach is to photograph you, your family, or your wedding the same way we would want our own family members photographed.

Custom Framing:

Need help with custom framing a special print, painting, memento, canvas print, or needlepoint? We are here to assist you with matting and frame selection to perfectly complement the item you want framed. We work with 5 different custom frame vendors to provide you with a nearly endless variety of options and selections to make your framing project look just right!
Have a special framing need? Great! We’re always up for a challenge.

Need something matted, a canvas stretched, some glass cut or a frame repaired? Yes–We do that!

Photo Classes:

Learn from Ken: Our photo classes are informative, fun, and designed to help beginners to advanced photographers use their cameras better. We love to share real life answers to your photo questions. Ken has taught NCC Community Ed classes, photo workshops for service and community groups, and conducts various classes at the studio. One-on-One lessons are available and customized for your needs. Contact us for a class schedule.

Specialty Printing:

Turn Your images into works of art. Whether you want a Canvas Print, Note Cards, Greeting Cards, Announcements, Collage prints, Postcards, or Banners we can take your images and creative beautiful art pieces for you.

Need a special print size? We can print anything from locket size to 24” wide posters at the studio and up to 60” wide through our Pro lab.

Art Prints (Giclée): Using our skill as photographers and as fine art printers, we can reproduce your original art piece in any size on canvas, fine art, or archival photo papers. We color match to the original allowing you to reproduce your art on demand at a reasonable cost.

PHOTOGRAPHER:
Ken Fry: I was born and raised in Pierre, SD, graduated from SDSU where I studied Biology, Microbiology, and Environmental Sciences. I taught high school science in DeSmet, SD, lived in Broken Bow, Nebraska where I worked as a sterilization microbiologist, and moved to Orange City in 1989 where I have been involved in a variety of businesses. I’ve had a passion for photography since my early teen years and was a staff photographer in high school for the yearbook and school paper. I carried my camera every day in school and developed an eye for capturing candid shots of people. Freelancing for the local paper, I shot sports, weddings, couples, and events through college and beyond and have been photographing full-time since 1999. Whether I am photographing Iowa wildflowers, a mountain meadow, Tulip Festival, a ‘57 Chevy or an individual, I seek to glorify God in every image.

Most days I’m at the studio around 8 in the morning and stay until about 6PM. Our studio is open mornings, evenings, and weekends by appointment, and usually open noon to 5:30PM Monday to Friday.

We invite you to stop in or contact us to discuss how we can capture an image that is uniquely you!