WE ARE LOFTUS – EXECUTIVE TEAM
President + Photographer
Nancy Thomas Rommeney
Director of Business Development + Photographer
We Are Loftus is continuing on the path to provide a comprehensive scope of services and expertise to better serve our clients. An important part of that plan is the addition of photographer Nancy Rommeney.
Nancy Rommeney is a gifted photographer who has turned her passion for the creative process of photography into a very successful portrait business. Prior to starting Smooch Photography, she had experience in sales management within the healthcare system. The success she achieved in the sales world was an asset as she began her own company. Over the past 10 years she has owned and operated a business that nurtured her creative desire for design and love of the photography industry.
Nancy has always been in the pursuit of new and innovative ways to continue her professional development. She has been motivated by her desire to contribute to the industry that has given her so much. She is dedicated to job creation in the field, as well as her efforts to help develop the next generation of photographers. She is committed to creating a seamless process for clients and photographers in efforts to help them navigate in a dynamic digital world.
Nancy’s enthusiasm for her craft, combined with her entrepreneurial spirit will be an integral part in the next chapter for We Are Loftus. Here she will continue her quest to discover what is next in the changing landscape of photography. Her vision of what the digital world looks like for the next generation is big. Stay tuned.
Chief Learning Officer
Photographer + Producer + Client Concierge
Janessa Gates is a talented photographer and producer who has strived her whole life to follow her passion. She has had a long-standing experience in the art world and has a dream to help creative people find their path. She is committed to changing the lives of photographers all over the world and giving them their next big opportunity.
Prior to We Are Loftus, Janessa was a fashion photographer whose work has been issued in Seventeen Magazine, Teen Vogue and New York Fashion Week. She has produced and led national campaigns across multiple platforms including an empowering plus size women model search. This campaign was a chance for ordinary women to share their life stories, impact other lives in a positive way and change the way plus size women are seen everywhere.
Janessa has always had a deep connection to understanding other cultures, people and traveling, which lead her to studying photography, the history of art and different civilizations across the globe.
At We Are Loftus, Janessa will use the knowledge she’s gained through practice and travel to cultivate the primary initiative of the company; bringing sustainable opportunities to photographers around the world. With a shared mission to better the lives of the next generation of photographers, Janessa will lead the charge in the expansion of our U.S. team.