Fred's company, The Ambassador Group, was featured in today's Detroit Free Press. Here's the article:
BUSINESS NEAR YOU: West Bloomfield studio owner is an experienced shutterbug
Owner: Fred Levine, 55, of Farmington Hills.
What he does: Levine is a professional photographer who runs the 800-square-foot studio he opened in July 2005.
His specialty: He shoots events such as weddings, birthday parties and corporate gatherings. He was just signed by the Michigan Republican Party to photograph their fund-raisers.
Early days: Levine has always been a shutterbug, getting his first gig as a 16-year-old, when he was paid $50 to shoot homes for developer Al Taubman.
Though he always loved photography, he joined his family's business, Embassy Mechanical Contractors in Detroit, and worked there for 28 years until his father became ill with Alzheimer's disease and was no longer able to work. Fred Levine closed his family's business in 1999.
After other work, including odd jobs for other photographers, he decided to open his studio.
Though he isn't yet making money from his year-old enterprise, he hopes it will become profitable as he pursues more corporate work.
For more information: 248-661-5600 or www.ambassadorgroup.net.