Posts Tagged ‘Day After’

Recently I was inspired to begin the journey of becoming a Certified Professional Photographer.  Currently there are fewer than 2500 Certified Professional Photographers (CPP) in the world.  There are two parts to passing this certification – an image submission and a written exam.  The written exam is to cover your technical knowledge of photography.  The image submission included 20 of my images from 20 different clients/sessions and had to show my knowledge and application of correct lighting, lens selection, and composition.  I also had to provide a Statement of Purpose for each image.  These images were then reviewed by a panel of 5 judges – all with the PPA designation of Master Photographer.  Not an easy task I was told to become a CPP (especially the image submission), but worth the designation – as my clients will know that I am dedicated to being the best at what I do.

I was thrilled when I received my letter last week congratulating me on passing the image submission (my daughter and I did a little happy dance 🙂  )!  Since then I’ve had some questions from others (who are also attempting the same designation) about my images.  Following is the portfolio that I submitted.

Thank you to all of my amazing clients for helping me create such awesome images and for trusting my artistic vision!


I will be taking the written exam mid-September and hope to be a CPP shortly after that!

This is our third session with Lauren & Oliver, but definitely not our last.  We’ve had such a great time working with them!  They have, too, and have already suggested that they would like to do an anniversary session each year with us.  So cool!  Thanks, you two!  We hope to see you both before the next session.  🙂

A New Way To Share…

June 10, 2010

It’s always tough for me to choose which images I’d like to share on my blog.  I always have so many that I fall in love with, but to add 20 to 30 or more images in one post?  Well, it would be overkill….or would it?  The challenge for me was to come up with a way to share more images with you and also keep you from navigating away (from complete boredom) at the same time.  Enter Animoto.  I believe with this, the possibilities are endless.  So as the emergency broadcast system says – this is a test…

I will still be posting images.  Nothing beats a beautiful blown up still, but for those who would like to see more – stay tuned!  🙂

http://animoto.com/play/m57xTtsxVwSrEr098C15Hg

Though it is becoming more common, quite a few people are still wondering what is The Day After Session and why should I do it.  I began offering this just a short time ago when I saw how perfectly captured they were by some talented friends on flickr.  So after deciding that this was not only something I would’ve loved to have done after my wedding, but something I wanted to shoot myself – I invited Sarah and Dave to join me in Pittsburgh for their very own Day After session.

So back to the original question – what is it?  The Day After Session is a modern  session to get some amazing pics of you and your new spouse in your wedding duds after the wedding.  Despite the name, it does not need to be scheduled for the day after your wedding.  Maybe there’s a perfect location you had in mind that will just not fit into your time frame on the day of the wedding, maybe it’s the middle of winter and you’d like to do more images in the spring or maybe you’d like to do some cool shots of the two of you wading into the water on the beach in your dress and suit (or into a fountain like Sarah & Dave did!).  These are all great reasons to schedule a Day After Session.

So back to Sarah & Dave – they were married last November and were so much fun to work with during their engagement and the wedding day.  It was very early this year, when I invited them to the session and I was thrilled that they were equally excited about it.  The ideas started flying (ie. pink shoes and tie to match) and the wait for good weather began which brought us to May – almost a year to the day when I shot their e-session in Pittsburgh.  It was so great to get to see them and stroll around Pittsburgh together once again.  And so funny how many times they were congratulated, as people assumed this was their wedding day.

I want to thank you both, again, for helping demonstrate in the most amazing way what a Day After session should be!  I have several scheduled for the coming year and they are all very excited having seen your images.  🙂

These are only a few of my favorites.  Check out The Day After Gallery to see more.