About Us

We are your Columbus sports photography and team picture experts. With a combined 100 plus years experience in sports photography and portrait photography, from the big leagues to little league and everything in between, from action shots to creative team and portrait images, Impact Action Sports Photography captures the one-of-a-kind moments in the life of your young athlete. We are dedicated to getting the peak action shots that may only happen once in a game or once in a lifetime, as well as the unforgettable feature shots that record the emotion and comraderie of youth sports from preschool to high school and beyond.

Hire us to cover your game, tournament or league, hire us to cover your athlete exclusively for a single game or an entire season.

We are a member of the Better Business Bureau with an “A” plus Rating.

Impact Action Management & Crew

Owner and Chief Photographer Joe Maiorana is a veteran Columbus sports shooter with a Bachelor of Specialized Studies in Photo Communications from Ohio University-Athens, and almost 20 years of professional newspaper experience including ten years as a staff photographer and nine years of freelance. He is an ONPA&NPPA member. photojoe2707@yahoo.com

Chief Photographer, Ben Barnes

is an award-winning photojournalist experienced in digital design, web design and framing. barnziben@gmail.com

Dan Trittschuh-Staff Photographer.

Columbus-based photojournalist with over 20 years of newspaper staff, and freelance experience.  Dan has won numerous industry awards, and is proficient in all forms of photography, and event coverage.  He can reached for contact or hire at http://www.dantphotos.com

Jeff Mills-Staff Photographer.

A seasoned, Columbus-based, sports-journalist who has been covering Ohio State University sporting events, columbus area concerts, and many other major events for over 10 years. He has been published in many national publications, and magazines, including Sports Illustraded, ESPN Magazine, ICON/SMI, Corbis, and most newspapers in Ohio. To contact or hire Jeff, please go to http://www.millsartphotography.com/main.html

Eric George-Staff Photographer.

Eric is a Columbus/Newark-based professional photographer/photojournalist with over 15 years of professional experience as staff and freelance photographer.  He has won numerous industry awards, and can be reached for contact or hire at-http://www.linkedin.com/pub/eric-george/6/464/383

Mike Munden-Staff Photographer.

An accomplished, 31-year staff veteran of the Columbus Dispatch, who has won numerous state and national awards. Mike has covered every type of sporting event from Ohio State bowl games, NHL, MLB, NFL, NCAA, and everything in between. Mike is based in Plain City, Ohio, and can be reached for contact, or hire at: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/mike-munden/4/193/886

Scott Grau-Staff Photographer.

A knowledgeable, dedicated, sports action photographer, who is a regular shooter for Northwest Ohio Prep Sports, Southcreek Global Media Agency, and several northwest Ohio newspapers. Scott has been published in Sports Illustrated, and many other national publications. He is based in Northwest Ohio near Toledo, and can be reached for contact or hire at: s.grau@sbcglobal.net

Andrea Kjerrumgaard-Staff Photographer.

An expert journalist, with years of newspaper staff experience. Andrea, has won numerous industry awards in Ohio. With a background in photojournalism, she has a degree from The Ohio University School of Visual Communications, her expertise spans a wide range that includes portraiture, event coverage and corporate/product photography. She is proficient in all forms of multimedia, and works from Columbus, Ohio. Andrea can be reached at:

Itamar Gat-Staff Photographer

-A longtime newspaper staff photographer, who excels in all forms of photography.  Itamar has over 30 years of newspaper experience and specializes in sports, and live concert photography. He currently utilizes his skills in product photography, and often covers news assignments.  He is based in Cleveland, and can be reached for contact, or hire at http://www.eyesoftheworld.net

Stephen Counsel-Staff Photographer/Impact Central Ohio Event Manager.

A expert photojournalist, and photo-editor with over 25 years of professional news experience. Stephen has been a staff photographer, and/or photo-editor at the Milwaukee Journal, Willoughby News-Herald, ThisWeek Newspapers/Columbus Dispatch. He is based in Indianapolis Indiana, and can be reached for contact at: counselhouse@earthlink.net

Tony Coles-Staff Photographer.

A dedicated freelance Photographer/Journalist with over 5 years of professional experience covering a wide array of prep, and youth sports all over Ohio. Tony’s work has been published in newspapers, and magazines across Ohio. Tony is based in Central Ohio, and can be reached for contact, or Hire at: tcoles1822@hotmail.com

Allison Bremner-Day-to-day operations manager.

With skills in all areas of the photography business including, experienced Photoshop technician, order fulfillment, customer service representative, on-site event coordinator, location shoot assistant, account manager, and overall operations. She can be reached for contact or hire at: allisonbremner@columbus.rr.com

Erin George-Maiorana-Creative Director.

With over 10 years experience handling large, national brands. Heads the Impact design team, and is responsible for the custom posters, the design work for Impact company literature, and has equal stake in any/all management decisions. She can be reached for contact, or hire at: emaiorana@ryancolumbus.com

Dina Maiorana-Consultant, and business development specialist

or all Impact brands, and products. She works in an advisory role in all company/management decisions, and works on big picture issues, and developments for Impact.

Impact Action Clients & Recurring Events:

Official State Finals Photographer for the Ohio High School Athletic Association
USA Today Sports
Official Photographer for the New Albany Parks And Recreation Youth Sports Leagues
NAYFL-New Albany Youth Football League
NAYSL-New Albany Youth Soccer
NAYLL-New Albany Youth Lacrosse
NAYFF-New Albany Youth Flag Football
The Chris Spielman Football Camp
John Calipari-UK Basketball Camp
Mike Conley-Buckeye Stars Basketball Camp
The New Albany Junior Cup
Columbus Sports Commission
Team Picture Phtotgrapher for Columbus Cobras Baseball
Pony National Softball Tournament
The Columbus Crew
Ohio High School Magazine
The Cleveland Plain Dealer
OHSAA Magazine
MVP Magazine
The Willoughby News-Herald
The Sandusky Register
The Youngstown Vindicator
The Findlay Courier
The Toledo Blade
The Post Newspapers-Northeast Ohio
The Times Recorder-New Philadelphia
Fostoria Times
Chagrin Valley Times
The Akron Suburbanite
The Bryan Times
The Logan Daily News
The Wilmington News Journal
The Westlake Villager
The Lancaster Eagle-Gazzette
The Eaton Register
The Columbus Dispatch
ThisWeek Newspapers
The Solon Times
The Dayton Daily News
The Associated Press
ProCamps USA
Toledo Press Newspapers
The Warren Tribune
The Cleveland Jewish News
The Akron Beacon-Journal



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