Cindy Bertaut, owner of Glogau Photography:

"I am asked all the time who I prefer to photograph - executives, babies, families? I find that it is not a person's age or status that makes a difference for me, it's the individual's personality. And I enjoy authentically bringing out the person you are, from serious to spontaneous. After more than 20 years I still never tire of learning and growing - that happens as much from creating for my clients as attending professional classes and seminars."

About Cindy Bertaut:

Cindy apprenticed at Glogau with her father Earl Goldstein, before attending the Winona School of Photography in 1987, where she earned her Photographic Portraiture Certificate. She became sole owner of Glogau in 1993. In 1994 she bought Brooks Photographers, and combined the two companies to expand her clientele. She continues to pursue advanced photographic education, through annual week-long photography courses at the Mid-Atlantic School of Professional Photography as well as attending numerous professional photography seminars. She has trained in-person with many renowned photography professionals including; Clay Blackmore, Angela Carson, Carl Caylor, Dean Collins, Jane Conner, Frank Cricchio, Frank Dispensa, Rick and Deborah Ferro, Mary Fisk-Taylor, Hanson Fong, Colleen Gonsar, Jamie Hayes, Chuck Lewis, George Meurer, Ann Monteith, Larry Peters, Ed Pierce, Fred Powell, Susan and Stewart Powers, Sandy Puc, Denis Reggie, Joseph and Louise Simone, Eddie Tapp, Lamar Williamson, David Ziser and Monte Zucker.

A member in good standing of the Professional Photographers of America, the Maryland Professional Photographers Association, and the Bethesda Chevy Chase Chamber of Commerce, Cindy is most proud of being a Rotarian. Since 1996, through her membership in Rotary International and active involvement in the Bethesda Chevy Chase Rotary Club, she has been a part of the Rotarian effort to locally, regionally, and internationally combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, provide education and job training, promote peace, and eradicate polio, under the motto Service Above Self.

Cindy is a second-generation Washingtonian. She attended Stoddert Elementary, Gordon Junior High and graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School. She earned her undergraduate degree in Plant Physiology and Ecology at Juniata College and her Masters in General Administration at University of Maryland University College.

Cindy met her husband Richard in high school. Her daughter is a college sophomore. Her son, who was diagnosed with Aspergers Syndrome at the age of 12, is now attending Montgomery College with the help of their excellent disability supports. His experiences have made Cindy passionate about special-needs children, as well as encouraging the support of their families and the need for schooling that is appropriate for each and every child.

When not busy with photography or her teens' activities, she loves to be outdoors in nature and hike, bike ride and garden. She also sings with the Rockville Chorus.

The Glogau Story:

The late Madame Glogau established her studio in the Washington area after immigrating from Austria in the mid 1930's. Already an accomplished photographer in Austria, she did not take her husband's name and ultimately everyone even called her husband "Mr. Glogau." One of a few premier studios in the Nation's Capitol for several decades, Glogau Studio photographed events and portraits of many Washington residents, from the not so famous to famous, including the presidents and their families from the Trumans to the Clintons. She was a woman ahead of her time, and she knew her craft; she would send home families to change clothes if they were not wearing what she thought was proper attire.

Earl Goldstein was one of several photographers who came on with Madame Glogau in the 1950's, but he was the one that stayed with the firm for the next few decades, ultimately taking over the business when she retired in the early 1970's (she had no children to pass the firm onto). His ease and charm were well-appreciated by clients, making him the family photographer for many involved in the Junior League of Washington, and the official photographer for President Nixon's inaugural balls, the annual National Cotillion and Washington Christmas Ball. To this day he likes to refer to himself as the "Earl of Glogau."