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a big thank you

In March, we became the only photography studio in the area to have a Certified Professional Photographer on staff.  The process to earn this certification consists of two major parts:  a comprehensive exam measuring technical expertise and industry knowledge and an image submission to a review board made up of industry elites.

The image submission portion of certification, outside of two compulsory images, must be made up of images from the photographer’s paid work.  In other words, without you, my amazing clients, I could never have completed my CPP.

So, thank you.  Thank you for allowing me into your lives, to work with you to create images that you and I treasure.  Thank you for being exactly who you are and for letting me capture that with my camera.

You all, quite simply, rock.

These days, anyone can claim to be a professional photographer.  I decided to pursue certification to help bring my clients the confidence that our studio is different.  That we will still be here for you, God willing, in 20 years.  The process was not easy; it was consuming at times.  But here on the other side of Certification, I am a much better photographer than when I started.

This week, I got a very exciting package in the mail.  It’s my official Certification paper–and you can bet it’s getting framed and getting  a special spot on the wall.  But, let’s be perfectly honest, you really don’t care about my certificate.  🙂  So instead of taking a picture of that, let me share with you a few of the images that helped me earn the fancy piece of paper.

some of the client images from Marnie’s CPP image review submission

If you’re a photographer, please, join me in becoming certified.  Make the effort to set yourself apart from the sea of folks with cameras calling themselves professionals these days.  Trust me, your clients are worth it.

April 3, 2013 - 2:43 pm

Kayla - Marnie! This is so wonderful. That collection of images is beautiful! I know you’ll be around in 20 years, and I am excited to see where you’re headed.

April 3, 2013 - 3:23 pm

Ginny Clagett - This is wonderful news!!! Your work speaks for itself but and I’m so glad you followed through and put forth the hard work and long hours to become certified.

April 3, 2013 - 3:43 pm

Betty - Congratulations Marnie! Your work is amazing and so are you!

Class of 2014 Model Search is going on now!

Class of 2014!!!

We’re looking for Models to photograph for our Senior promo materials for the Class of 2014. These aren’t meant to be an actual Senior Session, since we’ll be the ones making all the decisions about clothing and locations. Our Senior Sessions are all about you; these Model Sessions are to give you a fun experience modeling with us!

Here’s how the Model Sessions work:  The Model will bring in three outfits for their session. We’ll choose what the Model will wear and then will do a 5-30 minute session with them. You’ll be a Model for us, so you’ll be doing whatever it is that we’re wanting to shoot for on that particular day.

After your Model Session, you’ll “friend” me on Facebook. We’ll post three images from your Model Session on Facebook, tag you, and that’s all you have to do!

If you’d like to see all of the images from your Model Session or order prints from the Model Session, you can schedule an appointment to view those images.

A parent or guardian MUST ATTEND the model session with you.  No exceptions.

All Model Sessions must be completed by April 15th.

Here are the bonuses that will only be offered to our Models this year:

If you schedule your Senior Portrait Session with us on the day of your Model Session, you will receive from your Senior Portrait Session (a $345 value):

  • 24 wallet sized prints
  • a Friend add-on for a single pose during your Session
  • a Custom Cell Phone Cover or an 8×10 Metal print

Please contact marnie at 270-312-5305 or at for more details or to set up your Model Session!