Don Polo Photography

About

  Adilfa Ford is the owner and president of Don Polo Photography Inc., a fine art portrait and wedding photography studio in business now for over 16 years.
Adilfa prides herself on exceptional customer service and the best quality product in the industry.  That and her exciting and dynamic personality have made Don Polo Photography one of the intermountain area’s leading portrait studios.
Adilfa is a past president of the Intermountain Professional Photographer’s Association (IPPA) and served as a volunteer board member for eight years.  She is also a member of the Professional Photographers of America (PPA) and Wedding and Portrait Photographers International (WPPI) and has been featured several times in their monthly magazines.  She currently serves on the Heart Gallery committee to promote adoption through professional photography and believes very strongly in business giving back to the community through service and charity events.
Adilfa was born on a farm in La Luz, Venezuela without electricity or running water.  She was raised by her grandparents and named her business for her grandfather who taught her about integrity and honesty in life and in business.  He could not read or write but people said that when he gave his hand to seal a deal that was better than any contract.  The only photographs that Adilfa has of her mother and grandparents, now deceased are the ones she took after becoming a professional photographer.  One of the reasons that she became a professional photographer was to educate her community on the value of professional portraits.
Adilfa has won many awards for her work and been featured in several national photography magazines.  Adilfa and her business partner, husband Russ Ford both speak fluent Spanish and have taught photography seminars to photographers all over the world.  They have photographed over 800 weddings on three continents and love to travel.  Adilfa’s favorite quote is

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt within the heart.”
Helen Keller

7 responses

  1. Sandy H.

    Hello,
    I came to your site to see the Herrin family photos ~ the photos are just adorable & the family is amazing!

    After viewing the Herrin session, I continued viewing your other photos and new video presentations. Your work is absolutely beautiful & although I don’t know any of the subjects, just seeing your work has completely brightened my day. Well done!

    Best regards,
    Sandy H.

    March 11, 2009 at 3:42 pm

  2. icekat3

    Wow

    March 11, 2009 at 11:20 pm

  3. Yvette Bori

    Adilfa, you are a great example for me; I like very much your work. Well, may you can take pictures under water..I would like to have the opportunity to get some pictures from you. One day!
    I like to know succeful women like you!
    May God bless you!
    love
    yvette Bori (Garban)

    May 17, 2009 at 12:48 am

  4. Yvette Bori

    Hola Adilfa, te admiro por tu exito; realmente eres un gran ejemplo para muchas mujeres y para los que te conocemos desde nuestra tierra Venezuela.
    Seria maravilloso que pudieras tomar fotos en la Isla Cayman en los arrecifes de Little Cayman, es una belleza majestuosa. Algun dia me gustaria tener la oportunidad de tener una seccion de fotos por ti.
    Mis felicitaciones!
    Yvette Bori
    Orlando, Florida

    May 17, 2009 at 12:51 am

  5. decumorah

    Adilfa…usted es un ejemplo a seguir para mi, gracias por tan excelente ejemplo, espero algun dia llegar a tener tanta experiencia en el mundo de la fotografia como lo tiene usted. Su trabajo es sencillamente excelente…ustedy su esposo hacen un duo pertecto.
    Saludos
    Cliver Sangronis

    September 8, 2009 at 4:37 am

  6. Natalie Tucker

    Hi Adilfa,

    I LOVE the work I see! I couldn’t find anywhere for your pricing, but would like to look into you for my wedding. Could you tell me about your wedding packages? I’d so appreciate it.

    Natalie

    January 6, 2011 at 12:22 am

  7. Leslie

    I just wanted to say that my family had a FABULOUS time with Russ and Adilfa at Wheeler Farm taking family pics. They were fun and creative, and were able to pull genuine smiles from every one of us. I am OVER THE TOP delighted with the results, and will definately recommend them to every person I know, as well as use them again and again. Thank you for all of your hard work and generosity.

    February 23, 2013 at 2:02 pm

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