Our Approach

David, Rachel and Rudi became a team in 2011, they are co-coaches and their material has been used in most every state in the United States and Canada. David worked with Rachel, her husband Clark and their son Rudi to build their business. With hard work and dedication from each member, The Marten’s studio is now one of the finest, most successful studios in the Country. Their studio is used as a model for other studios; they have tested and implemented all of the material we now teach on their path to becoming the studio of their dreams.

“You have so much opportunity right here. It’s working for hundreds of photographers around the nation and it can work for you” -Rachel Marten

Our Story

Every business has a beginning, and this is where you talk about yours. People want to know what opportunity you saw or how your passion led to the creation of something new. Talk about your roots--people wanna know you have some.

Meet the Team

Build a business that supports you life style, rather than a life that supports your life style


David Hilton

David is experienced in building businesses, guiding owners to higher profits and greater freedom. As president of Hilton Photography, a business that he recently successfully sold, he grew and managed multiple locations and recruited, hired and trained over 500 people. He developed this company to operate profitably without his day to day involvement.He holds Photographic Craftsman degree from PPA, a Doctorate in Business, a BS degree in Photography from RIT, and a Masters degree in Education.


Rachel Marten

Clark & Rachel started Clark Marten Photography in the basement of their home in the mid 80’s and in 1990, built a studio onto their house. Over the past 20 years, Rachel has created a winning sales system that takes the fear and anxiety of selling in person away, and has clients purchasing wall portraits and other high-end products. Enjoying her energy and passion for living your dreams as a photographer, and you’ll walk away saying, “If she can do it where she lives, I can do it, too!”

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Rudi Marten

Rudi Marten joined the family business, Clark Marten Photography, in 2008. He worked hard to become the master of marketing and creating ideas for numerous nonprofit boards. He was the inspiring force behind the new Marten’s new 10,000 square feet studio downtown Billings.

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