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Next Door Photos empowers realtors, business owners and home builders with visual marketing solutions so they can get back to doing what they do best: running businesses and buying/selling houses. We have a team of local, highly-trained visual media professionals providing you with same day availability and next day turnaround.


We are a Kingdom-Minded organization that thinks people are more important than profits. As a locally-owned and NIAOR-affiliated company, we care deeply about Michiana and making it a better place to live & work. Know of a ministry/non-profit/cause that could benefit from our donated products? Please let us know as we are always looking for ways to invest in our community.


We offer the most comprehensive suite of visual media products in the industry. We know how important it is to stay fresh on technology and offer you the best products for your listings.  Ask us about the cool things we are working on and the future of real estate visual media (like virtual reality)!




Randy Mason has 35+ years of marketing, management and leadership experience with a number of national brands and ministries. With a degree from Bethel College (’83), he excels in providing realtors with a high level of service so they can better service their sellers.  In his spare time Randy can be found shooting pictures of architecture and enjoying walks with his wife of 40 years on the Mishawaka River Walk. Randy and his wife have 2 married children with a total of 7 grandchildren.

Ken Straw PIC


Ken Straw has over 50 years’ experience as a CPA and school administrator in a private boarding school.  While in Graduate School he fulfilled his dream of learning to fly and over time he obtained his pilot certificate, flight instructor certificate and mechanic certificate.  Ken is also holds a broker license and considers piloting his drone how he has fun.  He has been married for 45 years, has two grandchildren who live in Nairobi, Kenya Africa and one grandchild who lives in Michigan. 

Nicole Christensen - Michiana


Nicole Christensen has 15+ years of professional Children and Family photography. Nicole has a degree in Graphic Design from the International Business College. In her free time, she enjoys interior design, woodworking, spending time with her 3 children and her pug, capturing photos, and crafting. Nicole is excited to grow with her love of photography by joining the Next Door Photos Michiana Team



Diana is a media pro for Next Door Photos, Michiana. She enjoys meeting new people and taking photos for them. Helping their houses to sell quicker with great pictures. As a retired Michigan teacher she enjoys travel, biking and kayaking. She loves spending time with her 7 grandchildren, family and friends.

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Trent joined the NDP team in 2015 and specializes in Photography, Aerials & 3D Modeling. In his free time, Trent enjoys photography, spending time with his friends and family, and anything outdoors related.



Katy has developed a wide range of creative skills while attending Arizona State University online for a bachelor’s degree in Graphic Information Technology. Those include photography, photo manipulation, aerial photography, and graphic design. Katy is excited to have the opportunity to grow in her aerial photography skills at Next Door Photos along with media creation. Katy enjoys astro-photography, shooting the night sky, and sharing that with her children or anyone that will listen.

Deana Gregory


Deana has a BA from Bethel College and has been married for 14 years to her husband Josh. In her spare time she enjoys finding good deals at garage sales and spending time with her three children. Deana is an outgoing positive person and loves helping people sell their homes through photography.


Colleen grew up in Indiana. She graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art and concentration in photography. She has been shooting for 20 years in Fine Art Photography and is looking forward to learning more from Next Door Photography team.

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Kevin has been told that he’s a multipotentialite. He’s kind of a gadget guy who loves to fly. He was a professional pilot and flight instructor for many years. Drone flying has added a whole new paradigm to his curiosity about aviation.


Jared has loved photography since he was a child and has been pursuing a career in that field for the past ten years. He attended Ivy Tech Community College for two years taking classes in photography and graphic design. He graduated in 2018 with an Associate’s Degree in Visual Communications with a concentration on photography. He enjoys being behind any type of camera and spending as much time with his family as he can.