The Portrait Masters is an accreditation program, explicitly for portrait photographers of all genres, is a recognition of ‘high professional standard’, not something that awards merit only. Portrait Masters accredited photographers can ensure clients they are working with the true professionals of the industry. Points accumulate each round and never expire. Every image is reviewed by 5 judges and an average score is given. Images that receive a score of 70 or higher have met professional standards and receive either a bronze, silver or gold merit. If your image earns a bronze, silver or gold merit, you will receive points toward becoming an Accredited Portrait Masters Photographer. The judges are some of the top portrait photographers in the world, including Sue Bryce, Richard Wood, and Susan Stripling, just to name a few.
For this round, I submitted 6 images and 5 were awarded Bronze status. Last year, I submitted 4 images and 2 received Bronze awards. All the images that scored bronze this year were all scored higher than last year’s bronze images. I’m really proud of the scores I received and look forward to pushing myself further next time.
Peanut and Pip Photography is a Long Island based, natural-light, on-location and studio fine art photographer. We also love to travel and service all of New York City and the tri-state area. Our style is classic and timeless, with a bit of whimsy. Our goal is to preserve this moment in time. We strive to capture the magic and wonder of childhood, the dreams of teens and seniors and the love between families with beautiful, breathtaking and timeless portraits. Every session is customized to you and your family. My works stands out because it is a collaborative effort between my clients and me. I find a way to integrate both of our visions. I often joke that I have crazy ideas, but my clients always trust my vision because they know they will get something unique in the end. I don’t see the world the way everyone else does and that is reflected in the art I create. My ability to create on the spur of the monument is part of my magic. While I always have my go-to locations, I rarely shoot them the same way each time I go there. I get bored of the same things very easily and no two sessions are ever the same, even when shot at the same locations.