Midlothian businesswoman elected as secretary of international association board

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2016-2017 AAPI Board of Directors. Front row left to right: Secretary Deanna Cooper with Ashley Nostalgia, Midlothian, TX; Vice President Trent Edwards with Buster's Old Time Photos, Branson, MO; President Derrick Gillikin with Old Town Portrait Gallery in Kissimmee, Fl; and Treasurer Sarana Rogers with Seven Oaks Frame Co., Marshfield, Mo. Back row left to right: Jennifer Ricci with Old Time Portraits, Baileys Harbor, WI; Todd Corneil with Todd's Old Time Photos; and Carol Branner with My Antique Portrait

MIDLOTHIAN — Midlothian businesswoman Deanna Cooper, owner of Ashley Nostalgia, was elected as Secretary of the board of Antique & Amusement Photographers International. Elections were held during the association's 2016 Convention & Trade Show in Las Vegas, Nevada on February 3, 2016.

Ashley Nostalgia is a charter member of the association. Deanna has served on several AAPI committees. Ashley Nostalgia supplies costumes, equipment and accessories to Old Time Photo studios nationwide. The company operates several studios in amusement parks, and travels to festivals in Texas including the Scarborough Renaissance Fest and Texas Renaissance Festival.

AAPI is a professional association for photographers and vendors specializing in souvenir photography including antique or "Old Time Photos," special events, historical re-enactments, and amusement portraits. Members are located throughout the United States and Canada, as well as several other countries. For more information on AAPI, visit their website at www.oldtimephotos.org or contact their office at 860-578-2274.