As part of my ongoing attempt to constantly learn and grow as a photographer, I often enter contests to gauge my work against other professionals across the country.
I have recently been honored in The Photo Contest by Shoot & Share. Two of my senior portrait images were Finalists. I also had a Top 10% image in the Children category, a Top 20% image in the Engagement category and a Top 30% image in the Seniors category.
Additionally, I was a Featured Photographer for Seniors Ignite in December of 2016. The organization poses monthly shooting challenges that help us to think outside the box and try new things. December was focused on shooting from different angles to create unexpected images.
I was also a Featured Photographer for Seniors Ignite in April of 2017. This month was focused on incorporating architecture to enhance an image. I was thrilled to get to shoot at Blackbird Lofts in Dallas for this one!
I am a member of the Professional Photographers Association, the largest professional photographers' association in the US and an industry standard of excellence.
I am also a member of Seniors Ignite, whose "goal is to elevate the standards in the senior portrait industry and to help photographers look outside the industry for inspiration and motivation."