Josh Hudson is the son of 35 year internationally recognized master photographer and educator Bruce Hudson. Josh literally grew up around the photography business and entrepreneurship. He was born in 1982 just 3 months after his Dad Bruce and his late Mom Sue Hudson started Hudson’s Photography just south of Seattle, WA. Some 15 years later before Sue passed away from cancer; together the 2 of them created one of the most profitable photography businesses in the country focusing on high end weddings, high school seniors, and large family portrait wall décor sales. Eventually Josh would follow in his mom’s footsteps and manage the business, although not willingly at first!
With a degree in Political Science from Washington State University Josh’s path was heading straight towards law school. During the interim from undergraduate school Josh worked at the studio. This interim job quickly turned into a passion for the photography business and he has since never left!
Now, Josh manages the day to day operations and the marketing at his family’s studio, Hudson’s Portrait Design. He was also instrumental in creating new, highly effective niche brands for the business for high school seniors, commercial photography and video, and Hudson’s Photo Workshops photography classes, which were actually sold at Costco’s all over Western Washington.
As a much sought after speaker, Josh has spoken to professional photographic groups in nearly all 50 states and Canada on behalf of industry leaders like H&H Color Lab, Marathon Press, Animoto, and many others. He was also a monthly columnist for shootsmarter.com, a frequent speaker for New York Times Best Selling Author Sarah Petty’s small business marketing web summits, and is co-founder of this educational website mystudiomentor.com. Josh is also on PPA's social content committee and has been featured in numerous PPA Magazine articles as well as classes on IPS Mastermind. Lastly and maybe best known for, he’s created an educational DVD series called Facebook for Photographers, which has sold thousands of copies all over the world and helped photographers embrace and profit from social media in their business.
In 2009 Josh started a social media management and marketing consulting business called H5 Creative, which caters to the needs of small to medium sized businesses in all industries! A father of 3, & husband, Josh stays pretty busy with all of his endeavors! His passion for helping photographers navigate the confusing and ever-changing realm of social media marketing comes through during every one of his exciting programs, websummits, and episodes of Photo Entrepreneur TV!