Hello, I'm A.J. Ward,

(Husband, father of 4, and a USAF veteran)

I love capturing the world around me with my professional digital photography gear. From fast-moving athletes to the joyous beauty of a wedding day, from the warmth of the evening sun to the dramatic shadows cast by street lamps at night, I strive to create dynamic digital images and powerful prints for every one of my clients.

Based just outside of St. Louis, Missouri, AJW Studio is the culmination of my lifelong dream to own a small business - a business built upon my creative aspirations and my love of technology. Delivering the highest quality images to my clients is what I aim to do every time I touch a camera.


  • Official Photographer of the USATF & AAU Youth Ozark Region
  • MaxPreps Photographer
  • Cal Sport Media Photographer
  • National Press Photographers Association (NPPA)
  • National Football Foundation (NFF) St. Louis Chapter

Notable Clients:

  • XFL Pro Football - St. Louis Battlehawks
  • Whitfield School
  • Ladue High School
  • MICDS High School
  • Parkway North High School
  • Lafayette High Football Booster Club
  • Marquette High School Swim/Dive/Waterpolo
  • World Players of Handball (WPH Live/ESPN)
  • CCM - Youth Hockey Camp
  • The Boeing Company - corporate headshots
  • Olympiad Gymnastics - youth action commercial photography
  • Missouri Baptist University - 2 Hosted NAIA National Championships (Volleyball & Wrestling) + Football


Portrait of Arnold J. Ward, Owner of AJW Studio, LLC

AJ Ward - Owner & Lead Photographer