Perla Copernik is the owner of PrimeImage Studios based in Aventura, Florida (Miami-Dade County). Her company specializes in food, travel, real estate/architecture and corporate photography. Although she opened her company in 2006, she has almost 30 years of experience as a professional photographer. In the last 12 years she has had the opportunity to produce photography for annual reports and corporate brochures for several biotechnology companies including Home Diagnostics and MedImmune in the US and Cambridge Antibody Technology in the UK. She also work with restaurants and catering companies, real estate developers and realtors including K. Hovnanian, One Sotheby's and ISG Related. Between 2006 and 2008, she produced all the photography for the Destination Jamaica and Destination Riviera Maya books for their respective chambers of commerce. At the beginning of her career she was a contributor of travel section of the Jornal O Globo in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She provided the photography and wrote the stories.
As an individual photographer, I consider myself a generalist because I love to tell stories by capturing all aspects of life, from wildlife to social and environmental issues affecting our world. From a professional perspective I specialize in food, travel, corporate and real estate/architecture photography. I firmly believe that photography must do more than portraying visual information, it needs to tell a story, entice buyers’ passions and awake their needs and senses, because we are not only helping sell a house, a beautiful condo, a delicious dish, or a fantastic destination, we are also helping consumers, and potential buyers fulfill their dreams.
What types of shoots have you done and how did you make them special?
I've probably done more than 500 shoots during my lifetime as a photographer. Bold and trendsetting are some of the words used to describe my work. My creativity and cutting-edge ideas make me the ideal partner to my client's marketing efforts. I enjoy producing eye-catching and mouthwatering food photography, as well as inspiring travel, real estate and corporate photography.
Awards, honors, and recognitions received
Early in my career I won several photography contests and in the last couple of years I have been invited to exhibit my wildlife photography in several galleries and events.
A fun fact about this photographer
I'm a biologist by degree and have more than 20 years of marketing communications experience. I'm also a scuba diver and an underwater photographer.