CFP Studio | Staff Bio's


Justine-105-RCJustine-105-RC Justine Maldonado – Studio manager, sales and school sports coordinator. 

Always a go getter, Justine first came to our attention as a member of her Venice High School Leadership class and participation in the schools PTSA.

CFP did her high school senior portraits and asked her to work for us part time in 2010. Now a full time employee she balances her  work here at CFP with a love of the outdoors (and her dog) while hiking the Santa Monica mountains or enjoying the local beaches.

If you call CFP Studio and get Justine on the phone, you’ll feel her warm smile right through the phone line. 



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Samantha Carrillo – Studio manager, sales, production and media rep.

Samantha, also a Venice High grad, was a client before joining the CFP team. We had photographed her senior portraits as well as family portraits. Sam also worked seasonally part time for CFP and when we needed to refill her predecessors position we were able to steal her away from her special event industry job and she has been a perfect fit. A multi tasker with a ‘get it done’ attitude Samantha’s work ethic is unmatched…She arrives early and has great attention to detail. We are very thankful to have her on our team.

Plus, she is an awesome softball player!





Chris Kucherak – Chief Photographer and Photo Editor.

Chris has been a strong team member since joining CFP Studio in 2011. He excels in all aspects of high school senior portraits, school sports team photography, business publicity portraits and children’s portraits. He is our "go to" guy when it comes to creative senior portraits, sports and business publicity photos, both in the studio and on location. He has a way of making subjects feel comfortable…and the resulting images show it. When Chris isn’t here at the studio he is out on a Disc Golf course or at the beach.



Mario Rodriguez- Photographer, artistic imagery and technology.

Mario came to CFP Studio with a host of skills that are both wide and deep. We soon learned that his name was the name shouted whenever anything tech related needed fixing. That alone would make him an invaluable member of our team, but he brings much more.  As a talented photographer he can handle anything that comes to our studio. Mario has also helped us branch back into the events market by adding photo booths and event coverage to our list of services here at CFP Studio. He truly is a huge asset to CFP.





Craig & Laura Ferré - Leaders of team CFP.

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Craig started this photography business in 1985 and has been teacher, mentor and creative artist to the thousands of clients that have come to CFP Studio. A member of the Professional Photographers of America for some 30 years and has earned the degrees of Photographic Craftsman and Master of Photography from PPA.

Laura comes from a long line of entrepreneurs having grown up in her family’s floral business. She was in the family business for 17 years before starting her own successful floral and gift business. Always having an active hand in CFP, she finally came on board full time 10 years ago and is truly the driving force behind the success of CFP Studio today.

Craig & Laura have been married for 37 years and figure they are almost at the half way mark.