We constantly strive to grow and learn through print competitions, serving leadership positions, and constantly educating ourselves in the ever-changing world of photography and client service.
Our greatest compliment is the love we receive from our clients, but we also feel that it is important to better our skills though professional photography competitions and educational endeavors. In order to improve, you have to face the critics! We feel that our work is constantly raised to new standards because we are willing to put ourselves out there and be a part of photography competitions, critiques, and reviews.
Our wedding work has been featured in "Sophisticated Weddings" and the "Kentucky Bridal Magazine" publications.
We had the honor to have our HS Senior photography work featured in "American Photo" Magazine. We were among only a handful of photographers who were interviewed for this publication.
We also believe in volunteering our time through professional photography organizations and also taking the time to mentor and teach this wonderful craft to others in our field.
We are both members of good standing with the Professional Photographers of American Association (PPA) and the PhotoPro Network/Kentucky Professional Photographers Association.
Both are currently working toward their Masters in Photography through the PPA. We also regularly attend extensive educational seminars, classes, and events to hone our craft in the world of photography.
Rosemary currently serves as the PRESIDENT for the PhotoPro Network/Kentucky Professional Photographers Association. She is also the print committee co-chairperson. She has been on the Executive Board of Directors for PPN since 2010.
Awards and Accolades for 2014 (Thus Far)
Rosemary was awarded the prestigious "Kentucky 4" Award at the PPN State Convention, meaning she received 4 blue merit ribbons for her photography work. Jonathan was awarded two blue ribbon merits for his work at the PPN 2014 Convention.
Jonathan also received the Fuji Masterpiece Award for his wedding image, "Elegance."
Jonathan was awarded the Overall Wedding Image Award for "Sophistication."
Jonathan and Rosemary captured the WEDDING SPECIALIST Award for the PhotoPro Convention 2014.
Awards and Accolades for 2013
Jonathan received the BRONZE INTERNATIONAL AWARD for the PPA International Print Competition, meaning all FOUR of his images were accepted into the international general collection.
Rosemary and Jonathan each also received blue ribbon merits at the PhotoPro Expo 2013.
"Wedding Wire" Top-Rated Wedding Photography Studio for 2012.
Awards and Accolades for 2012
"Wedding Wire" Top-Rated Wedding Photography Studio for 2012.
Rosemary received THREE elite merits out of her four images entered in the International Print Competition at PPA.
Rosemary's image, "Shut Up and Kiss Me" was also accepted into the elite Showcase Book for PPA, and received international publication.
Rosemary was named a member of "The Top Ten Kentucky Photographers" at the 2012 PhotoPro Convention and Print Competition in February.
She and Jonathan also received the following recognition at the 2012 PhotoPro Network Convention:
Jonathan receive a blue ribbon merit for his black & white portrait titled, "About the Author."
osemary received the People's Choice Award for her pet portrait titled "Did You Say Treats?"
Rosemary received the Fuji Masterpiece Award for weddings with her image titled "Rooftop Romance."
osemary was awarded the 2012 PhotoPro Network Wedding Specialist honor.
Rosemary also receive blue ribbon merits for her pet portrait titled "Did You Say Treats?" and the wedding portrait titled "Rooftop mance."
Awards and Accolades for 21
"Wedding Wire" Top-Rated Wedding Photography Studio for 2011
PhotoPro Network/Kentucky Professional Photographers Association 2011 Summer Print Competition
Rosemary's wedding image "Simple Elegance" captured the TOP wedding image award at the print competition.
Kentucky Professional Photographers Association (KPPA) 2011 State Convention
Blue Merit Awards for the HS senior portrait titled "Journey" and the landscape image titled "Sapphire Sunset"
Awards and Accolades for 2010
Jonathan's print "Appalachian Sunrise" was chosen for the Loan Collection of the 118th International Exhibition, the highest accolade an image can receive through PPA.
Rosemary and Jonathan received the following honors at the Kentucky Professional Photographers Association (KPPA) 2010 State Convention:
2010 Kentucky Wedding Photographer of the year for "Romance Among the Ruins" and "Lovescape"
Fuji Masterpiece Award for "Romance Among the Ruins"
Kodak Gallery Award for "Appalachian Sunrise"
Best of Show Award for "Appalachian Sunrise"
"Wedding Wire" Top-Rated Wedding Photography Studio for 2010
"The Knot Top Pick" for Wedding Photography 2010
Awards and Accolades for 2009
Rosemary 's portraits, "Happily Never After," "Softness & Steel," and "Meerkat Mugshot" were all accepted into the General Collection for the PPA international Print Competition.
Both Rosemary and Jonathan have received special honors in the WEDDING & PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHERS INTERNATIONAL (WPPI) 2009 Awards of Excellence 16x20 Print Competition. Designed to recognize outstanding photographers, the judging was held in Las Vegas on February 14 and 15, 2009.
Rosemary's winning print, "Happily Never After" received an Accolade of Excellence in the Portraits category and Jonathan's print "Ocean's Blaze" received an Accolade of Excellence in the Landscape Category.
Rosemary and Jonathan competed against an international field of photographers to win such honors. Rosemary and Jonathan were 2 of only 4 photographers in the state of Kentucky to achieve Accolades of Excellence.
Kentucky Professional Photographers Association (KPPA) 2009 State Convention:
Rosemary was extremely honored to receive the Fuji Masterpiece Award for her "Happily Never After" image. This award is only given out once a year at the Kentucky Professional Photographers Association. Rosemary received the only Fuji Masterpiece Award given in the state of Kentucky for 2009.
Blue Ribbon Merit Award - Rosemary received a regional blue ribbon merit at the January 2009 Mid-East States print competition. This competition is judged by a panel of 6 internationally-recognized Master Photographers from around the United States.
Rosemary was also awarded the Kentucky Professional Photographers Association Educational Scholarship for 2009. She used this money to further her photography education--we truly believe in constant education when it comes to our business!
Nanz & Kraft Florist Regional Brochure Cover:
An incredible florist, Nanz & Kraft, contacted us about using some images from Meg and Michael's wedding! They had the most gorgeous flowers on their big day and we were thrilled that the brochure designer asked us to be on the front and back cover of the piece of advertising literature! This brochure is marketed throughout the region and we are so happy about the end product!
Awards and Accolades for 2008
Professional Photographers of America (PPA) 2008 International Print Competition:
Jonathan's fine art nature print, "Sunset Swim," was accepted into the General Collection of the 117th International Exhibition of Professional Photography. Jonathan's work was on display at the Phoenix Convention Center, January 11-13, 2009, in Phoenix, Arizona.
Kentucky Professional Photographers Association (KPPA) 2008 State Convention:
Jonathan's signature black & white image, "First Dance," received the Fuji Masterpiece Award in the Wedding Category, as well as the KPPA Second Place Wedding Award. Jonathan was also recognized as the Second Place Kentucky Photographer Award Winner in the Overall Wedding Category.
Three Blue Ribbon Merit Awards - Jonathan received 3 blue ribbon merits at the January 2008 KPPA print competition.
Kentucky Professional Photographers Association 2008 (KPPA) Fall Seminar:
1st Place Fall Print Competition - In preparation for the 2009 KPPA and Mid-East States print competition, Jonathan had the highest scoring print by a Seasoned Photographer in the fall print competition.
4th Place Fall Print Competition--This is the first print competition that Rosemary has ever entered and she was honored to receive 4th place overall in the Aspiring category.