In December, 2018 I earned the prestigious Certified Professional Photographer (CPP) designation from Professional Photographers of America (PPA).
I earned this designation after completing an intensive program that measures my artistic and technical competence. Professional Photographers of America currently recognizes fewer than 2,500 CPP's in the nation. Acquiring this designation holds me to a higher standard. Just as doctors and other professionals seek certification in their industries, I wanted to show my clients that my qualifications allow me to be the best photographer possible for them.
Professional Photographers of America is the leading body for certifying imaging professionals. CPP's must complete a written examination, finish an image evaluation and adhere to a strict code of conduct. Certification must be renewed on a periodic basis, ensuring continued confidence in the professionalism of Certified Professional Photographers.
It is with great pride that I am able to say that I am a part of this elite group of photographers. I am one of only two CPP's in all of, not just Morehead City, but also all of Carteret County, and the ONLY wedding photographer in the county that holds this designation.