Russ has been the principal photographer for Pacific Crest for several years. In addition to his photography for the Corps, Russ is a featured photographer and writer for the internet magazine – Drum Corps World and an affiliated photographer for “Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep”. Russ is a member of the Professional Photographers Association, and a Sony mirrorless artist and was elected to the Pacific Crest Board of Directors in 2018 and posts thousands of Facebook / Instagram photos for the activity annually.


A retired hotel executive after 43 years of service to the industry, Russ works exclusively in the Drum Corps photography arena during the season, and specializes in portrait and special event photography through the rest of the year.


Need portraits for your social media or scrapbook, graduation, engagement, family gifts, wedding?

Russ gives highly discounted pricing to his friends at Pacific Crest.


Check out Russ’ photography website by clicking  Connect with Russ at the top of the page for examples of his work. Contact him directly, R_Tanakaya@yahoo.com to learn more about the special pricing and to make an appointment.


Russell and his team look forward to creating lasting memories for you and your family.