I hold a Master of Photography Degree, Master Artist Degree, and am a Certified Professional Photographer through the PPA (Professional Photographers of America)
PPA Master of Photography Degree Holder
Awarded for superior photographic skills demonstrated through the PPA International Photographic Competition, advanced education, and service to the industry.
PPA Master Artist Degree Holder
Awarded for superior photographic skills—demonstrated through the Artist Exhibition category of the PPA International Photographic Competition (with images evaluated for computer-applied techniques and proficiency), advanced education and service to the industry.
CPP - Certified Professional Photographer
The Certified Professional Photographer (CPP) program from PPA confirms a photographer's knowledge, experience and continuance to develop new skills and techniques. It is a declaration of professional competence.
PPA and the Certification Committee follow standards for certification which are established by the national Institute of Credentialing Excellence (ICE).
Professional Organization Membership
Photography is a constantly changing field. It's one of the many things I love most about this amazing profession! I believe strongly in pursuing excellence through both experience AND education and am also pursuing my Master of Photographer degree.
Professional support and professional education resources are vital to a photographer's continued excellence. I am an active member of the following professional organizations:
Certified Professional Photographer with the
Professional Photographers of America
Texas Professional Photographer's Association
Canon Professional Services (Platinum Member)
Everyone has a cause that is special to them. I believe deeply in the cause of the non-profit organization NILMDTS - "Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep." I am honored to have been selected as an Affiliate Photographer to help in furthering their mission.
Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep (Affiliate Photographer)
This amazing organization's mission is to introduce remembrance photography to parents suffering the loss of a baby with a free gift of professional portraiture provided by a volunteer professional photographer.
Please visit the NILMDTS Home Page to learn more.