The American Society of Photographers (ASP) is a Who’s Who of the worlds best photographers. To be considered for membership you must be have earned the prestigious Master of Photography degree or Craftsman designation by the Professional Photographers of America. So many of my mentors and hero’s in the industry are included in this elite group. This years president Ernie Johnson befriended me years ago. He is one of those “guiding light” leaders in the ASP and our industry as a whole. He has been a tremendous encourager and supporter of me and my work. I am grateful for his friendship and dedication to our trade.
In this months ASP magazine the editor, Kalen Henderson, featured me. She wrote an incredible story about my White House honor. It is very humbling to be a member of this prestigious and elite organization. It is a pinnacle that few – very few photographers ever accomplish. But it is tremendously overwhelming to be featured in one of their publications.
This recognition is wonderfully kind – but it reminds me of how important the work you commission me to do every day is. In today’s economic environment, I know that it is even more important than ever that you select a portrait artist that has the skill sets, talent and ability to deliver a portrait that exceeds your expectations EVERY time. Since I began my business 21 years ago – this has been my goal daily. Thanks to this commitment and your support of me as your portrait artist – recognition like this is earned. I never forget however, that it begins every day with you!
Thanks for allowing me this opportunity.