I have a couple of exciting things that I would like to share with my wonderful clients and blog followers! The first is that this past Monday, me and my wonderful second shooter (aka hubby, Owe) drove up to Phoenix for the Arizona Professional Photographers Association's bi-annual print critique meeting and 3 of the 4 prints that I entered received merits! It is such an honor to be recognized by my peers who are all Master Photographers and extremely talented in our industry. The fourth image was extremely close to receiving a merit as well and I made the recommended adjustments and will enter it at the International Print Competition as well. Owe being the engineer and math lover that he is, was quite proud of me and the fact that only 18 of the 100 prints submitted received a merit and 3 were created by Wondertime Photography! Here they are:
"Twice the Anticipation"
The second exciting thing is that I received my official certification from the Professional Photographers of America and I can now add "CPP" after my name which stands for Certified Professional Photographer. I had to pass a very difficult exam this past January and submit a portfolio of images to be judged, which also passed first time around. Yay!
I am proud of these accomplishments and look forward to working toward earning my Master of Photography title by entering the above images at the International Print Competition which will be scored at Imaging USA in January 2012 in New Orleans, and each year thereafter. You can only submit 4 images per year and you need 13 merits from print merits from the International Competition (the other 12 merits come from service/education merits) in order to received your master degree. So, it generally takes several years to earn this distinction, but I am so excited to get started this year! Thanks again to everyone - I have the best clients, friends and family ever! *hugs* ~M
Michelle Rasmussen specializes in Custom Children's Portraiture and Lifestyle Photography, from Maternity & Newborn through High School Senior Portraits, including Family Portraits and everything in between. To see her portfolio and additional information, please visit the main website at: www.wondertimephoto.com Thanks!