A big thank you to Bloombeads by freezeframe for creating and gifting us such a unique keepsake. These flowers were from our styled photo shoot at their sister space The Brightside in Dayton. Florals were created by The Flowerman! A big thank you to Lori from TLC Events & Weddings, LLC for pulling everything together. y To see more photos from this photo shoot check out our publication on WeddingDay Magazine…/victorian-inspired…

Top Wedding Scores PhotoPro Network

Category: featured | January 13th, 2020

In December while getting ready for the holiday rush I participated in the PhotoPro Network’s winter digital image competition. It is always a great way to get judge’s feedback before the larger competitions like district and the international print competition. The event used PPA’s (Professional Photographers of America) style judging. All three of the top wedding scores were my photos taken during real wedding days for our couples. I won the following categories; Bride, Groom and Wedding Album! Congrats to our wonderful couples who also make the best subjects!

One of the biggest lessons that was drilled into me early on in my career from other photographers was to never stop learning. We can always grow and refine our craft. Our local PPA affiliate chapter Professional Photographers of Southwest Ohio is amazing. Connecting with so many photographer friends, hearing talented speakers and participating in print competition has helped me continue my education. Last year we had two digital competitions that combined scores to give awards. The awards usually are at the end of the year but this time we had them on Monday. The ribbons are 1st place for wedding, 1st place for album and 3rd for artist (which it was my first time entering in that category). And with those combined scores I was awarded Photographer of the Year. This is the second time in a row that I have won this great honor. A big thank you to our couples who invite me to document their day and allow me to use their images for competition.