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Houston Award Winning Photographer | WPPI First Half Competition

September 1, 2016

Houston Award Winning Photographer | Wedding & Portrait Photographers International First Half Competition

Part 2 of my journey toward artistic improvement and photographic mastery…you can catch up by reading Part 1 – Houston Award Winning Baby Photographer here.

Around the same time as PPA’s International Photographic Competition, Wedding and Portrait Photographers International (WPPI) has their First Half Competition. PPA and WPPI are the premier photography associations and both have a highly competitive judging system in place to earn points (merits) toward mastery designations. WPPI’s Honors of Excellence program goal is to encourage excellence in the art of photography, educate photographers and motivate them to be constantly committed to their craft. The First Half Competition is a precursor to The Annual 16×20 Print Competition held each Spring in Las Vegas. WPPI tends to be a little more modern and artistically liberal than the more traditional PPA. Both are held in high regard by all photographic artists and the caliber of award winning artists in both is phenomenal. I’ve attended WPPI’s annual conference for the past two years and spent hours viewing all the truly breath taking images entered for competition.

Since I had already prepared my images for the PPA competition, I decided to see how they would fare with WPPI and use that critique to improve my new entries for the annual competition in 2017. I truly had zero expectations but each image receives notes from the judges and I knew that information could prove very helpful for the future.

I am so honored to announce that two of my images were awarded and I have earned merits toward my Masters designation!

Houston Award Winning Photographer black and white Mother and newborn baby portrait

silver award winning portrait of border collie on green velvet couch

Are you looking for a Houston award winning photographer to document this time in your life?

Please visit my galleries for more newborn photos.

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The Queen B Photography is a contemporary Houston photographer serving Sugar Land, West University, Bellaire, River Oaks, The Heights, Memorial, Sienna Plantation, Richmond, Rosenberg, Spring, The Woodlands, Cypress, Katy and surrounding areas.

  1. Kendra

    September 4th, 2016 at 5:36 pm


  2. Mary Beth

    September 4th, 2016 at 6:42 pm


  3. Candace

    September 6th, 2016 at 2:34 pm

    Congratulations! What an achievement :)

  4. Julie

    September 6th, 2016 at 6:57 pm

    Congrats!! Love the black and white mom and baby photo, amazing.

  5. Allison Craig

    September 6th, 2016 at 8:41 pm

    Love this!

  6. Michelle

    September 6th, 2016 at 8:47 pm


  7. Michelle

    September 7th, 2016 at 12:16 am

    That first image is perfection!

  8. Jennifer Woodward

    September 7th, 2016 at 11:48 am

    How amazing! Congrats!

  9. Megan

    September 9th, 2016 at 12:48 pm

    Wonderful! congrats

  10. Tracy Green

    September 10th, 2016 at 10:47 am


  11. Shawn

    September 10th, 2016 at 8:27 pm

    Congrats! Its a lovely image :)

  12. krystal

    October 11th, 2016 at 6:00 am

    Congrats! This is awesome

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