At The Photo Department, we believe there is more to professional photography than capturing a great image. With a lifetime love for the craft, Atlanta photographer Marie Simpson Torrance founded our studio in 2005 with an emphasis on clean, precise images and client satisfaction. Our team specializes in studio and location product photography, executive portraits, and we now offer drone services to our commercial architecture clients.  Our client-centered work ethic accommodates the projects of busy professionals and elaborate corporate teams alike. Whether we are submitting proofs and edits on a client’s tight schedule or prolonging a shoot to find the right composition, we strive to work with deadlines while focusing on detail. It is our shared belief that great composition is learned and it also lives in your soul. We’ve shared our artistic and creative processes with local, national, and international companies including UNICEF, Chick- fil-A, Hanes, The Home Depot and Walmart, to name a few. With vivid color and imagination, each photograph we capture helps to create a visual story whether it’s for personal branding or showcasing a product.

Client Testimonials

Marie - Photographer

Russell - Interior Photographer

Kate - First Assistant

Matt - Business Manager

The Team

Marie has 16 years of commercial photography experience in the Atlanta area. When not behind the camera, she enjoys mountain biking, kayaking, and planning adventures. 

Matt obtained his undergrad from Clemson University and his MBA from Georgia State. In his freetime, he enjoys live music and Jiu-Jitsu where he has earned a black belt.

Russell  is an Atlanta native who has an exceptional eye for detail and delivers clean images that tell the story of the space. He is an avid adventurer who has only 2 more continents to check off his list. 

Kate has been with the studio for 3 years and ensures the studio runs efficiently. In her offtime, you can find her at her Crossfit gym, usually preparing for a competition. 



Media interviews

Please contact us for a custom estimate for your commercial photography project • Product or people, in studio or on location, client satisfaction is guaranteed.

Some of the clients we have had the pleasure to work with include: UNICEF, Chick-fil-A, Hanes, Rock Paper Scissors, The Home Depot, Setton Farms, Carry-On Trailer Corp., Georgia Pacific, Dow Chemical, 3M, Smucker's, Ames, John Deere, and Walmart.  

Client Testimonials

Marie is one of the most versatile and imaginative photographers I have worked with. From people and products to food and room scenes, her lighting, styling and final results are exceptional. She works with a sense of humor and controls the set and schedule with a precise attention to detail. I have had the pleasure to work with Marie for over 10 years with premiere clients in retail, QSR, greeting cards and national and international businesses. I would highly recommend Marie for your next shoot.
Terrie T.

 "Marie not only was fun to work with, but did a great job! The proofs were sent over in a timely manner and edits were done quickly. I would highly recommend her for any photography needs you may have!"
-Tina R.

Professional and friendly - I had no worry that she would produce the best commercial photography; will be hiring again when we get new products in!
Peter M.

Marie has been wonderful to work with. She has been flexible with our schedule and has worked relentlessly to get the right "shot" for some of our challenging products. All of our photos have tremendous detail and we will continue to use her in the future.
Patrick G.

"Marie is an excellent photographer! She has an amazing eye with absolute attention to every little detail behind the camera lens. Her professionalism is unlike any other- prompt with responses, super creative, and so, SO talented! I highly recommend her!"
-Rachel D. 









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Marie has had the privilege and honor to be interviewed in both print and radio, here are the links to these interviews. Click on the images read or hear. 

Media Interviews