Hello, CKOPIX is a husband and wife team, Curtis and Lisa Olinger out of Lenexa, KS (metro Kansas City area). The image above is called ‘Optimism’, which is a great visual metaphor for how we strive to live. The photography obsession is basically all me (Curtis) with my best friend, Lisa, providing constant support and sometimes assisting and helping out on photo tours, events and other activities. Photography has given us a chance to travel many places we would never have dreamed about and we have become much more in tune with nature. After thirty years in telecommunications and wireless industry, I was faced with a mysterious illness. Thankfully it passed but during that time it really hit home that the corporate work was no longer satisfying and it was time to do pursue a more creative path. We decided to go for it and with no regrets!
We do everything in-house, even this website, so you know you’ll get our full focus to do your project right. If you have an event, need a portrait in the studio or on location, looking for art, or need some aerial photography we can do it for you! See what some of our customers are saying here.
We did our first photo tour to Baja California, Mexico based out of a Wilderness Eco-Lodge called Las Animas in the summer of 2016. It was a great experience and we look forward to many more trips to Baja and other wild and interesting places. Our photo tours aren’t workshops, we are out the experience, giving you every opportunity to be in the right place at the right time. We do a lot of research to make sure we know that best places to go, when the stars are right, etc. For folks who are just learning and need help we do web sessions prior to the trips and encourage folks to use what we share and practice things like night photography, long exposures and work out the kinks prior to the trip. Having said that we keep the group small, max of 8 or 9 participants to make sure we can help those who may need it so everyone has a great experience. We would rather have a less than great image to remember n awesome experience by than a great image that has little meaning.
Our goal is simple, provide a quality products and experiences our clients will love and truly enjoy doing it!