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Celebrating a New Milestone: I’m Now a Certified Professional Photographer!

I’ve got some thrilling news to share with you all — I am now a Certified Professional Photographer (CPP) through the esteemed Professional Photographers of America (PPA)! 🎉 This is a milestone that fills me with immense pride and joy, and I’m over the moon to take you through what this achievement means for both me and you, my beloved clients.

What Does Being a CPP Mean?

For starters, becoming a CPP isn’t just about donning a shiny new title, or adding a few extra letters after my name —it’s a testament to the hard work, dedication, and passion I’ve poured into my craft. The certification process is rigorous, involving a comprehensive exam and producing a set of technical images that demonstrate my proficiency and versatility in handling various photographic challenges. This requirement ensures that my techniques are up to the mark and that I possess a well-rounded skill set to produce consistently high-quality work, ensuring I meet the high standards set by the PPA. This badge of honor signifies that I’ve got the technical chops, artistic eye, and professional acumen to deliver exceptional quality in every photograph.

Why it Matters to Me

Photography, especially pet photography, is more than just a job for me; it’s a heartfelt passion. Capturing the unique personalities, candid moments, and the unspoken bond between pets and their humans is what drives me every day. Achieving the CPP status has been a goal of mine for some time.  As a self-taught photographer it was an opportunity to hone the knowledge I had, and to learn quite a bit more about the technical aspects of photograph. The certification is an acknowledgment of my skills and a reminder of my commitment to continuous learning and improvement. It fuels my desire to keep pushing the boundaries and exploring new creative avenues in pet photography.

Goldendoodle dog in front of colorful mural street art Black dog in snow with light behind dog to highlight snowflakes coming down

What It Means for You, My Clients

For my wonderful clients—past, present, and future—this certification is a promise of quality, reliability, and professionalism. When you choose to work with me, you’re not just getting a photographer; you’re getting a certified expert who is committed to delivering nothing but the best. Whether it’s capturing your furry friend’s playful antics, their serene moments, or their quirky expressions, you can trust that the results will be nothing short of spectacular.

Your beloved pets deserve to be immortalized in photographs that reflect their essence and your special bond with them. With my CPP certification, you can rest assured that these precious memories are in capable hands. I’m here to provide a fun, seamless, and rewarding experience for both you and your pets, culminating in beautiful images that you’ll treasure forever.

Great Dane in front of black and white mural of old brewery
Mural Artist: Josh Scheuerman, Fisher Brewery

Looking Forward

With this certification in hand, I’m more energized than ever to continue this wonderful journey in pet photography, embracing every opportunity to learn, innovate, and capture the beauty and spirit of our animal companions.  I am actively continuing my education, and there will be opportunities for model calls very soon! Reach out if you are interested!

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your support, trust, and for allowing me to be a part of your lives and memories. Here’s to many more shared moments of joy, captured with clarity and artistry that only a CPP can provide.

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