Who is Pro Photo Rental, anyway?

Our Staff

Meet the Team
  • Cam H.
    Client Happy-Maker

    If you write or call in, Cam is most likely the person you'll talk to. He makes sure that everything goes smoothly for you and ensures you get the best possible advice, whether that is the best way to light a music video or which lens might be best for your trip to Europe. Cam started his journey in film production over 15 years ago. Right out of high school he landed a job as a broadcast manager and camera op for various production companies around the country. For the last 8 years he has shifted his focus to editing and cinematography as a freelancer. During that time, he became a lifelong fan of Pro Photo Rental and there was much rejoicing when he landed a job here at the start of 2023. He loves to talk about gear, creativity, and movies, so stop by and say hello.
  • Derek M.

    When you come in to pick up your order, Derek is going to be your first stop. His keen attention to detail and lighting-fast order pulling makes sure that you get exactly what you ordered and that it is pulled out of our warehouse and all ready for you as fast as humanly possible. Derek has been in the photography game for the last 20 years. A graduate of CU’s Journalism Program, Derek has been the go-to guy in helping countless creative professionals produce great work. Not only is he well versed in event photography and portraiture, he also still shoots on film and shreds as a lead guitarist. Between all of his creative outlets, there’s not a lot Derek can’t help with.
  • Ian W.
    Product Technician Wizard

    Responsible for making sure your gear is in tip-top shape and perfectly functional, Ian knows all of the ins and outs of the equipment, and can meticulously clean a camera sensor so well it will make you oooh and aaaahhh. Since graduating with a Film Degree in 2015, Ian has worked at several companies specializing in a wide range of camera and audio tech skills. When he’s not working, he’s creating custom computers, gaming, or generating sound design via one MIDI interface or another. Because of Ian, we rest easy (and so can you!) knowing that our gear is spotless and functioning at the highest standards.
  • Jared K.
    Founder / Head Cheese

    Jared has been making photos since high school, back in the days when "photography" involved chisels and stone tablets. He has shot portraits and weddings professionally, as well as fine art abstracts. These days, he stays on his toes by chasing his kids around, trying to get a good photo. He loves to "talk shop" about the visual arts, but be careful when engaging him for shooting advice, as you may get a longer conversation than you bargained for.
  • Moseley
    Senior Client Greeter

    Moseley is a part-timer at best and spends a lot of his time at home. But when he IS here, he'll greet you at the door, wag happily, and make you smile. If you pet him, he'll most likely either roll over for a belly rub or lean against your legs for more lovin'. He is super chill, and is the textbook affirmative answer to the question "Who's a good boy?"

Why choose us?

You're a professional. You're an amateur. You're going on vacation. You just really like pretty pictures. Whatever the reason, Pro Photo Rental has got your back. This company was built from the sweat and tears of photographers trying to make a living. That's why we try so hard to make the photo/video equipment rental process an easy one.

At the risk of sounding like name-droppers, we've been fortunate enough to have our equipment go to NASA, Oscar-nominated directors, publicly-traded companies, major motion picture production houses, and network TV stations. We have clients in all 50 states, and our equipment has been on all 7 continents. That being said, some of our favorite clients are just starting out and amaze us with the art they create. What an experience!

We are always trying to think of innovative ways to change the game when it comes to renting equipment. We were the first online camera rental company to use a calendar system (hello, 2007!). Then we re-imagined what rental pricing should be and came up with our “anti-day rate” pricing that simplifies the rental process and saves you money. Not enough, you say? Well, how about the fact that you don't have to worry about your gear coming in a flimsy cardboard box? We pack our sensitive gear in Pelican cases that are nearly indestructible. We have had them thoroughly tested with lightsabers, fire-breathing dragons, antarctic conditions, and sent them through black holes. We figure that replicates about 80% of the hazards of a trip through the UPS shipping system. Also, every piece of equipment is checked thoroughly by our team of professionals before and after every rental. You can trust us to provide you with the best gear in the best condition.

Bottom line? We put effort into being worth your while.

Every member of our staff has experience as photographers and filmmakers. You can trust us. You're talking to real people, with real field experience, who can communicate with you like you're human... because we figure there is a good chance that you actually are. We want to make sure you're getting what you need, without fear of being upsold. You will not find any trace of a smarmy sales pitch here. You've got questions, we've got answers. Simple as that. Need help deciding on a setup? How can you get that perfect shot? We want to help. We practically live, breathe, and eat cameras. Well, okay, we don't actually eat cameras... that would be weird. The point is, we know a lot about photo and video production, and it's not fair that we keep all that knowledge to ourselves. We believe there is a greater purpose than just renting out whatever we can. We want to build a friendship. So let's be friends. Friends are awesome.