I got the best news ever in October, I have been in business for over 2 years now, it is a year since I was awarded my licentateship with The societies. www.swpp.co.uk
I've spent another year building the business, photographing many of North East Scotland's newborn population, improving, and training, as well as juggling 5 children, a pregnancy & in July the arrival of our 6th baby.
I like challenge, I like to keep busy. So, this October I submitted a panel of 20 newborn baby images for critique and mentoring, to see how far I've come, where I could improve, and if there were any weaknesses I could concentrate my efforts on in the following year. I have been awaiting the post man everyday since to see what they'd say about my panel of images, in the view to planning further training in 2013 and dreaming of achieving associateship at some point in the future.
The letter arrived, and after re, reading the letter 3 times, I've defiantly read correctly.
I've been recommended for immediate qualification, after the images had been passed for critique and mentoring, the 5 judges, all Fellows or Masters from the Society of Wedding & Portrait photographers have concluded that I should be awarded associateship !
So I am now proud to display the letters ASWPP after my name :-) you can view my panel of 20 images here :just click play. All images were taken during commissioned newborn sessions in 2012 and each is just oone of many images parents receive to choose from, from a typical newborn session with me at Small Prints Photography.