As an award-winning, internationally-published outdoor photographer and writer, Colleen Miniuk-Sperry supports a wide range of assignments for editorial clients, fine art, and stock. Her work has been published in National Geographic calendars, the Arizona Highways magazine, books, and calendars, Outdoor Photographer, AAA Highroads, AAA VIA, Smith-Southwestern calendars, and a broad variety of other publications.
In late 2011, she co-authored and published the book, Wild in Arizona: Photographing Arizona’s Wildflowers, A Guide to When, Where, and How, which garnered multiple international book awards, including International Book Awards “Best Nature Photography Book” and the USA Book Awards “Best Travel Guide.” In February 2014, she releases her second guidebook, Photographing Acadia National Park: The Essential Guide to When, Where, and How.
Colleen leads photography workshops for the Arizona Highways Photography Workshops, The Nature Conversancy, Arizona Wildlife Federation, Through Each Others Eyes, and numerous private clientele. Colleen is an active Associate of Through Each Others Eyes (TEOE) and a board member of Outdoor Writers Association of America (OWAA). In addition, she’s served three times as an Artist-in-Residence at Acadia National Pak.
Armed with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Michigan, Colleen Miniuk-Sperry moved to Phoenix, Arizona in 1997 to begin a 10-year project management career at Intel Corporation. As an outlet to corporate life, she began making photographs of the western United States landscapes in late 2001. In early 2007, she left Intel to pursue a full-time career in photography and writing. Originally hailing from Ohio, Arkansas, and Illinois, Colleen currently resides in Chandler, Arizona.