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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!

The weather couldn’t have been more beautiful for Cindy and Ryan’s outdoor wedding at Lutherlyn Camp in Butler.  The setting was perfect.  It was where the two first met.  If you recall their e-session blog, we had such a hard time getting together to shoot the engagement.  It seemed the weather would go nuts every time I put them on the schedule, so you can understand why I was a little nervous about the wedding being outside.  🙂  Aside from a little sprinkle of rain here and there, it was gorgeous.  We really enjoyed working with the two and their friends and family.  Thanks so much, Cindy & Ryan, for allowing us to capture your special day!

This was the first time we shot at Cascade Park and what a great location it is.  Meghan and Brock were our sort of tour guides.  They know the park well, as it’s been a big part of their history together.  The bridges, the little pavilions, the playground and the bunny graffiti were all included in their e-session.  They both were beaming the entire time and we can’t wait to shoot their wedding next year!

Thank you, Meghan & Brock!