Certification, Education, and Sponsorships:
As a PPA Certified Professional Photographer, I am part of an elite group of less than 2,000 photographers nation wide. I am trusted by my clients and peers for my dedication of maintaining technical and artistic excellence in my work, providing the upmost care for each of my clients, and continuing my education in my field as well as promoting and inspiring others to do the same. I am one of less than 200 approved PPA CPP Liaisons for 2018 to promote, encourage, and assist other professional photographers to earn their Certification. I am currently working on my Photographic Craftsman Degree from the PPA which I will earn in January 2019 at Imaging USA. My following goal is to earn my Master Photographer Degree by 2021. In July of 2018, I was voted onto the Georgia Professional Photographers Association Board of Directors, as Marketing Chairman for the association. Before founding Cline Portraits, I attended the New York Institute of Photography with a concentration in Portrait Photography.
The other creative mind for our studio is Joshua. He is also an active member of PPA and GPPA. He brings his 25 years of music business experience to the studio table. He keeps our goals in focus, assists in creating our art pieces, and inspires others to expand their own creativity.
Together, we have grown our skills to include mentoring other artists from around the USA. I am a sponsored speaker for the Miller's Professional Imaging Speaker Team in my travels as platform speakers at state, regional, and national conventions. As a team, Joshua and I enjoy teaching others how to successfully establish a desired brand, build client relationships, and grow as artists. We also continue our education throughout the year through conferences, online courses, retreats, and being mentored by industry leaders.
PPA: "Photographic Craftsman Degree is awarded for service as an orator, author or mentor. This degree shows that the photographer has gone beyond the creation of images and dedicated your time to move the industry forward and encourage education".
PPA: "Master Photographer Degree is awarded for superior photographic skills—demonstrated through the Photographic Open category of PPA International Photographic Competition, advanced education and service to the industry".