Portraits • Headshots • Plymouth, New Hampshire

“Olympia” Earns Bronze with Distinction

I’m delighted to announce that my portrait of Kieran called “Olympia” has earned a Bronze with Distinction award from The Portrait Masters International Awards & Accreditation program.

You can see how I created Olympia, including lots of behind-the-scenes images, HERE. This portrait is part of my series called Knitted Together.

"Olympia" wins Bronze with Distinction award from The Portrait Masters

In 2019, I achieved the level of Associate Photographer, and in 2022, I reached the Master Photographer milestone from The Portrait Masters. Master Photographer was a goal I had been working toward for nearly six years, to grow, learn, and perfect techniques in my art.

In early 2017, I began the process of submitting images biannually to the program, which is for portrait photographers of all genres worldwide. It recognizes the highest professional standard through judging, awards, and the accumulation of points to three levels of accreditation. 

In each round, thousands of images are submitted by photographers around the world and are judged anonymously by a dozen international, renowned photographers. The judging criteria involves not only the technical aspects of a portrait, but the emotional aspects as well. The accumulation of accreditation points is based on a judging system which also considers styling, composition, focus, lighting, connection, posing, post-production, and overall technique and presentation. 

Over the years my portraits have earned three Silver awards, several Bronze with Distinction awards, and many Bronze awards.

Although I have already reached my goal of Master Photographer, I still enjoy entering images occasionally. I believe an artist should continue to learn and grow. This is one way I strive to improve my work in order to serve my clients even better.

I am grateful to my family, friends, and clients who continue to support me, and to everyone who trusts me to create portraits for them. Thank you.