It’s always a great honor when an award-winning photographer commissioned you to make beautiful portraits of her and her family, and to submit one of the images to the Professional Photographers of America’s “Faces of PPA” gallery.
Susan Gertz is an award winning pet photographer, based in Middletown, OH. Last year, Susan was the proud recipient of the 2014 Professional Photographers of America (PPA) prestigious Silver Medal Award. You can view her award winning photographs here, or if you are heading to Nashville, TN end of this month for the Imaging USA event, they will be displayed there as well.
The first image is the one to be submitted to the “Faces of PPA” gallery. Taken in the DogPatch Pix’s studio, it shows a pulled-back Behind The Scene scenario of pet photographer’s session. We included Tom Runyan, Susans’ husband, in his assistant’s role, and all of their furry children.
The brief for the photo submission is as below, and there’s the need to leave some negative space for the texts:
The photo must creatively represent you as the photographer you are. We’d hope to see, at least, a glimpse of your face, but it can be cropped or partially hidden. What matters most is to have a representation of you as the photographer and/or a creative artist that you are. This means that including your camera(s) or photographic equipment in the frame is highly encouraged. No corporate headshot or anything that won’t scream (A) that photography is what you do for a living, or (B) that you are a super creative/artistic person. (Taken from the Faces of PPA submission form)
This is the alternative photograph for the submission. The furry children are (from left to right) – Gus (the talk, dark and handsome), Darwin (the adorable darling), Lobo (Tom’s darling) and Garrison (the feisty cutie).
Thereafter, we did some family and couple photographs.
These two lovebirds have been married for 32 glory years! I adore you all, Gertz Runyan family! XOXO
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