The FotoFetch Story

FotoFetch was born out of the idea that the custom photography industry was living in the dark ages. We saw a world where individuals across sectors — business, nonprofit, government — had two choices when looking for photographs: Seek out and hire a professional photographer or browse through millions of generic stock images without a good fit.

One of our founders, Steve Lind, saw this firsthand when he sold billboards and out-of-home advertising. When he needed photos for his clients, he often found himself in different states than both his clients and the billboards themselves. He became frustrated that getting a photographer both took too long and was too expensive. And as a photographer himself, he knew there was an opportunity to make work easier on photo-takers as well.

The world has evolved significantly in just the past 20 years, yet the cottage photography industry has stayed more or less the same. We knew there had to be a better way.

Steve decided to carve that path himself. He joined forces with Gary Bamesberger — an entrepreneur and video production industry veteran — and Abed Husseini, whose technology experience enabled a solution for the problem that Steve pinpointed.

Together, we are photography enthusiasts who are on a mission to revolutionize the custom photography industry — for both customers and photographers.

We launched FotoFetch in 2019 with an easy-to-use online platform, a transparent fee and payment structure, and a stable of photo-takers 7,000 strong (and growing) across North America and beyond. Customers get quality, bespoke images in less time and for less money, and photographers of all skill and experience levels get paid for their work.

We think it’s a win-win. But don’t take our word for it -- try us to see if you agree.