Voted Best Photographer by the readers of State College Magazine every year since 2017! William Ames has more than 20 years of experience in traditional and digital photography, digital imaging, photojournalism and more, with millions of photos to his credit.

His photos have appeared in magazines, books, billboards and numerous publications. He is the leading photographer of the Penn State Campus, with thousands of fine art prints displayed in homes and businesses across the nation.

Bill has recently relocated to Vermillion, South Dakota, after more than 20 years in State College, Pennsylvania.  He is a member of the Professional Photographers Association and a Life Member of the Penn State Alumni Association, with a BA in English Literature.

As a wedding photographer, Bill has photographed more than a hundred happy couples at numerous venues throughout Pennsylvania and the Penn State campus. "Weddings are exciting from a photographer's perspective because they combine so many genres...architecture, journalism, portraits, still life and even landscapes."

Fine art and prints are available for stock and commercial use.

Commercial clients include Ann Beha Architects, Adidas, Applebee's, ESPN, Grateful Dead Productions, Bank of America,The Wall Street Journal, and many more.