Welcome to Giles Photography & The Frame Works • Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Thomas W. Giles
Master of Photography
Photographic Craftsman
PPA Certified
Wisconsin Fellow of Photography
Indianhead Fellow of Photography
Thomas W. Giles has earned the prestigious Master of Photography and Photographic Craftsman degrees from the Professional Photographers of America, Inc. He is also one of the few photographers nationwide to be recognized as a Certified Professional Photographer. He has earned his Fellow of Photography from the Wisconsin Professional Photographers Association and from the Indianhead Professional Photographers Association.

Member of Professional Photographers of America, Wisconsin Professional Photographers Association and Indianhead Professional Photographers Association. Tom is a Past President of both the Wisconsin Professional Photographers and the Indiahead Professional Photographers Association.
Our studio was started by Ben Aanes in 1911. Ben Aanes owned his studio until the early 1940s. Since the time Ben sold his studio, there have been a number of owners through the years until Giles purchased the studio in 1981. The Aanes Studio name was changed to Giles-Aanes Photography Studio when the studio was purchased in 1981. The Aanes name was dropped from the studio name in 1987 when Tom was presented with the Master of Photography degree from the Professional Photographers of America.

In 1998, Giles Photography became the first portrait studio in the world to become totally electronic in-house by having both electronic capture and printing on the Kodak LED Digital Printer. The changes have proven to be very good for our clients. We offer almost immediate viewing and selection of your portraits after the session. Our clients no longer have to wait a week or more to see their photographs. By not having to depend on an outside lab, we are capable of offering completed portrait orders much closer to Christmas and yearbook deadlines.

Ben Aanes started our studio in 1911
We have also created many products that are only available at Giles Photography. Our exclusive line of greeting cards, designed by Tom, are available only at our studio.

Tom is also actively involved in his church, Immaculate Conception Parish, as a Communion Minister, a member of the Faith Formation Committee and the R.C.I.A Team. Tom was a member of the Board of Directors of the Chippewa Valley Symphony for about 20 years and also has served as President. Tom donates his services to not only his Church and the symphony, but also donates his service to the local chapter of United Cerebral Palsy, Sculpture Tour Eau Claire and has dontated his services on a number of projects for the Chippewa Valley Council of the Boy Scouts of America. Tom grew up in Scouting, is an Eagle Scout and a Vigil Honor member of the Order of the Arrow. Tom's family had five boys and all achieved the honor of being an Eagle Scout. His five male cousins are also Eagle Scouts. Tom has created an Eagle Scout Honor Wall for the Council and offers new Eagle Scouts a Free portrait session and prints a portrait of them to be included in the Honor Wall for a year or more.

If you have any questions, comments or suggestions for our website or questions about our photography services, please feel free call us at 715.834.2993. Or click the Request information button below or simply email us: info@gilesphoto.com.


Giles Photography • Studio Hours
By Appointment Only
Normal photography times are 9 am - 5 pm Tuesday - Friday
We are open at other times by special appointment only for portrait sessions.
We are closed Mondays.

We are closed on occasion when we are working on location. Please, always call first to set an appointment.


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