I can’t believe it took me 10 months to share my proud moment. Last year I became one of only 2000 Certified Professional Photographers (CPP) nationwide. It is a great accomplishment for a self-taught photographer like me. I’ve been working hard for 6 years towards this goal and a huge Thank You goes to my family for supporting me and to all of my past and current Clients for pushing me closer to my goal with every Session I photographed.
To reach my goal I went through a comprehensive written exam consisting of technical and creative knowledge of photography and also had my portfolio judged at a national level to demonstrate consistency and skill in my work, the judges were some of the most respected photographers from PPA (Professional Photographers of America). I will have to re-certify every 3 years to ensure I am staying current in regards to education.
While this is a lot of joy and bragging for me I did not set this goal for myself to earn bragging rights. I did this to show commitment to my craft and to my Clients. To show them that their 100% satisfaction and confidence in me is justified. That I can exceed their expectations and deliver beautiful Portraits every time. That I can preserve their memories for years to come. That I will do nothing less than my best.
A big “cheers” for one mission accomplished and moving on to the next one!