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.
In September of 2017, I was thrilled to be the Grand Prize winner of the aci Adorable National Children's Portrait Contest.
I was also honored in The Photo Contest by Shoot & Share.
This year, I had a photo awarded Top 100 honors in the Kids category, placing #22 of 35,570 entries! I also had 5 Top 20% photos in both Teens & Seniors and Kids and 2 Top 30% photos in Teens & Seniors and Family Portraits.
In 2017, 2 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 have been a Featured Photographer for Seniors Ignite in December of 2016, April 2017, June 2017 and August 2017. The organization poses monthly shooting challenges that help us to think outside the box and try new things.
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."