William S. McIntosh

During the past fifty years of producing portraiture, William S. McIntosh has risen to the top of his art. He has established himself not only as a skilled artisan, but also as a gifted teacher and public speaker. His clients include the Joint Chiefs of Staff and numerous judges and dignitaries. His portraits have consistently been accepted for the annual Professional Photographers of America, Loan Collection (the best of the best) for thirty years. He has been recognized as one of the Top Five Photographers in the world (Creative Image Magazine). His mastery of light, pose, and design highlights the optimistic, positive aspects of his subjects. The increasing recognition of this originality and power of his work has generated a growing demand for his portraiture, as well as his presentations and professional seminars around the world. Photography is more than a means of recording the obvious. The images created by William S. McIntosh become a celebration. The artist's ability to interact personally and artistically with each client continually creates award-winning images of excellence.

Leslie McIntosh

Continuing a family tradition into the new millennium, Leslie McIntosh represents a new generation of high quality portrait artists. Recently returning to Virginia Beach to join the family business, Leslie completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, moving on to London and then Hamburg to build a successful career in the advertising and fashion photography business. She sensitively captures the mood of a subject's character, personality, and stage of life. Leslie has specialized in Families, Mothers and Children, along with High School Seniors, but is open to all markets. She is currently creating portraits for clients in the Hampton Roads and Outer Banks areas.




William S. McIntosh

Fellow - American Photographic Society
Fellow - Royal Photographic Society
Fellow - British Institute of Photography
Camera Craftsman of America

Major exhibit of portrait work 1976, in the Eastman Kodak Gallery, N.Y. [International Center of Photography at Sixth Ave.]

Exhibit of portraits at Photokina, Cologne, Germany 1980.

Biographical interview, "Technique of the Masters" for National TV on The Learning Channel, for Eastman Kodak 1989.

Photographed the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Secretaries of the Army, Navy, and AirForce.

Photographed the United Kingdom nobility in their country homes and castles, including the Lord Mayor of London – for Camelot International Travel and British Airways.

Awarded Fellowship in the Royal Photographic Society 1994.

Has participated in major advertising campaigns for Fuji Photo Film since 1990.

"Fifty Year Retrospective, The Photography of William S. Mclntosh" September 2001 at the Chrysler Museum of Art.

Awarded Hon. Fellow of the Master Photographers Association of Great Britain 2002. One of 17 and the only American to hold this honor.

Two books published – "Location Portrait Photography, the Story Behind the Art" 1996. "The Classic Portrait" 2004.

William S. Mclntosh has lectured on portrait photography in most states of the U.S., Europe, Scandinavia, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico and Canada. He presently makes portraits of C.E.O.'s of major companies and their families.


Leslie McIntosh

Bachelor of Fine Arts (School of the Art Institute of Chicago)

Member of:
Virginia Professional Photographers Association (VPPA)
Portrait Photographer of America (PPA)
Wedding & Portrait Photographers International (WPPI)

National recognition in Rangefinder international (trade magazine, USA), 2005

National recognition in Rangefinder international (trade magazine, USA), 2006

International recognition in Creative Image (trade magazine, UK), 2009

Award winning images published in Fuji book on children photography

Speaker for Fuji Film Amerika at tradeshows

Select images used for prime displays at national conventions by Fuji

One of six Photographers selected (out of over 5000) for a special tribute DVD to
WPPI's finest Photographers.
Premiere Presentation in Las Vegas in front of 3000 international Photographers, 2006.

Speaker for WPPI at the convention 2006 (Las Vegas)

Speaker for PPA at the convention 2006 (San Antonio)

Speaker for WPPI at the convention 2008 (Las Vegas)

Title image for the book “group portrait photography handbook”, Amherst Media

Select images published in the book “The best of photographic lighting” Amherst Media

Select images published in the book “The best of digital photographic” Amherst Media

Volunteer lecturer and consultant to select public education institutions in Hampton Roads

Leslie McIntosh proudly supports local charities by donating talent and products.