Adilfa Ford Cr., CPP
Adilfa Ford is the owner and president of Don Polo Photography, a fine art portrait and wedding photography studio in business now for over 20 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 over 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 hold degrees from PPA as Craftsmen and are Certified Professional Photographers. 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.”