About Us

Ridgeway Portrait Design provides an indoor studio area where we are able to create many different sets, have a number of backgrounds, back drops and props. The studio provides dressing rooms a screening room to see your beautiful images. With our indoor studio, we are able to create many different sets, have hundreds of different backgrounds, backdrops and props. 

At Ridgeway, indoor photographs are not the only option. Our location next to Drost Park in Maryville, Illinois allows us to use many different outdoor settings. The Park is the perfect setting if you desire outdoor photographs.

John Ridgeway, our photographer has the creative ability to set up and capture the look you want. The options are endless and we are committed to capturing you, your children or the whole family. 

John and Cheryl Ridgeway are the co-owners and visionaries of Ridgeway Portrait Design. They started their business in a 3 car garage in 1988, then leased a building in Downtown Collinsville in 1991 and are now settled in a studio in Maryville. For 28 years the Ridgeways have been tweeking and improving their business to give every person who comes to Ridgeway Portrait Design a photographic experience like no other. They want it fun, convenient and most of all, an experience to tell their friends and family about.  

~ Ridgeway Portrait Design's mission is to expose the breadth and depth of its beautiful, professional imagery to a vast new audience. ~