I have been meaning to make this post for the past month, but I think I have been in shock!  At the Florida Professional Photographers annual conference, I received some pretty big honors!  I received my Florida Degree of Photographic Excellence for my continued success in print competition over the years.  I knew that one was coming, but I was quite surprised with what came next!

My image, “Death Becomes Her” won first place in the Illustrative category, won the Certified Professional Photographer Award, the American Society of Photographers Award and then won me the Becker Award!  The Becker Award is the highest award given in Florida and it is awarded to the most creative image in print competition.  I have always wanted to earn this honor, but I figured it was years and years down the road!

Lastly, I finished the night by earning a spot in Florida’s Top Ten Photographers.  This is the third year that I have received this honor and I am absolutely over the moon!  I am so grateful to FPP for the education and friendships that it has given me through the years.  I am excited to give back to this great organization and accepted the position of Print Competition Manager for 2017!

I can’t share my award winning image, as it still has to go through district and national judging, but here is a quick snap from the awards night!