I'm Philip. 

And I am Novo Studio. 

The name Novo Studio might imply that there's a large group of people making this business run but in fact, it's just me. I chose the name because the word "Novo" literally means to revive, refresh, change, alter or invent. As a creative person running a creative company, I firmly believe that it's a name to aspire to. 

In college, I was a Graphic Design major. My background in photography began when a disgruntled graphic design professor told to me one day, that "I'd never make it as a graphic designer because I couldn't draw well enough." My response was to dive into photography, thinking that honing an ability to create images with a camera would balance out my lack of ability to create them with my hand. Of course, diving into photography at a school where there were no photography majors meant that I had to sort of learn everything on my own. I began shooting film and building my design projects around photography. I worked for the school newspaper photographing around campus. My first job out of college as a graphic designer introduced me to product photography as well as blogging. 

Eventually, I got burned out with my corporate graphic design job and in 2006, with the encouragement and support of my wife, I decided to try and start my own design and photography business. I started out in the world of wedding and portrait photography. And although I still photograph a limited number of weddings a year, my main focus now is Commercial photography. Most of the reason for this is that I've got a son and daughter (they are twins) and I am trying to work more during the week so I can save my weekends for my family. I also love the variety that Commercial Photography affords me. I could be in the kitchen photographing a chef, in the great outdoors photographing a mountain biker or in the studio photographing a product or person. I currently live and work in the vibrant and community-friendly downtown area of Rogers Arkansas and I am truly thankful to call this place home. 

When I'm not working, I'm hanging out with my family or exploring the great outdoors in my truck, on my mountain bike or on my own two with a pair of trail running shoes firmly attached. I enjoy good books, sitting by the fire, playing guitar, fishing, camping and making breakfast. I firmly believe that a good and balanced breakfast starts with french press coffee. And when given the choice to drive on two lane roads or four, I almost always #opt4scenic.