Yep, I’m now an official member of the PPW (Professional Photographers of Washington). In fact, I’m so new I might not even be on their website yet. In addition to the PPW, I’m also a member of the PCPPA (Pierce County Professional Photographers Association) and the PPA (Professional Photographers of America).

What does this mean to you? Well, it means a few things:

  1. Your favorite photographer (hopefully that’s me) is a sucker for photography groups.
  2. I am dedicated to my career as a photographer and you can expect to see me for many years to come.
  3. I’m continually working to improve my skills as a photographer and as a business owner to give you the best products and service possible.
  4. I will be attending the Western States Conference!

Yep, every 2 years California, Oregon and Washington meet for the Western States Conference. This year it will take place in Washington! There will be classes as well as a print competition. I’m not sure what my chances are for the competition, (especially since it’s my first time entering for the PPW) but I still plan on having a great time and learning a lot 🙂

Here’s an image I decided not to enter…

I liked the lighting, but didn’t think Justin Timberlake’s younger brother would fit into the competition very well. Maybe I’ll share my entries after the competition ends… I guess it will depend on how well they score 😉