What is the AFP degree?

The Associate Fellow of Photography is provided by the State association, Virginia Professional Photographers Association, (vppa.org). VPPA offers a degree program to those who accomplish goals through merits for award winning imagery and service given back to the association. I was excited to earn the Associate Fellow of Photography degree in February 2013.


What is an exceptional photographer?

With the onset of the digital age, social media and almost everyone with a digital camera, the photographic industry faces many new challenges. A great professional photographer is committed to excellence, has an artistic eye and can create impactful images consistently through a strong technical understanding of photography. He/she understands artistic elements, quality light and how to pose subjects in flattering ways and shapes in addition to capturing the emotion and spirit of the moment. He/she has the ability to work well with different kinds of people to get lovely expressions. He/she is committed to improving their craft and growing through continuing education, professional memberships, self assignments and hard work. I maintain professional memberships with PPA (Professional Photographers of America) and VPPA as well as the local Chamber of Commerce.


Do you offer digital files?

Yes! For those needing only head shots for professional websites, business cards, or fliers, I do offer only digital files. Since I am a full service home studio in Culpeper, VA I provide beautiful heirloom art work worthy of your walls and table tops, while overseeing the entire process from start to finish. I use professional retouching companies and labs to ensure that the final product depicts the quality of my work. If you wish to have low resolution files of purchased images to show on your FaceBook page, Instagram or other social media, they will be provided to you with my logo at no additional charge.