You may recall, that back in October of last year, I was awarded with a Certificate of Mastery in Newborn Photography. Well, I have some exciting news… I’ve done it again! I am proud to announce that I have also been certified as a Master Family Photographer!
This certification is awarded once a year to only a small handful of NAPCP (the National Association of Professional Child Photographers) members who “demonstrate their excellence in the craft of professional family photography.” To earn this prestigious certification I had to first submit a portfolio of 25 images with a very specific criteria: at least 15 portraits with 3 or more family members that include any combination of child/children and parent/guardian, 5 photos of siblings without adults, and 20 of the images needed to contain at least one adult. The portfolio needed to demonstrate a consistent style, but needed to showcase diverse scenes/settings, poses, subjects, expressions, and overall feel. Choosing 25 images with completely different subjects and posing was a bit trickier than you might think, especially since I’ve had so many repeat clients over the years, but I am so proud of the portfolio I put together!
My gallery of images was evaluated by an esteemed panel of judges and in order to pass the critique I needed to score an exemplary rating. This means that each image had to be not only beautiful, but also have a strong emotional impact and no technical errors.
“You have a beautiful portfolio with a great mix of different lighting situations. I love the joyful emotion captured throughout as well. Great job incorporating a good mix of back and white edits that feel cohesive in style and also are consistent with your color processing. Wonderful work!”
– Portfolio feedback from the NAPCP panel of judges.
So, what does this all mean for you? Well, this means peace of mind. This means that when you choose to book me as your family photographer, you are choosing someone who has been recognized by industry leaders as a master in the craft of family photography. It means that you can be confident that I have the experience and expertise needed to deliver a beautiful gallery of images that will be consistent with the work you find on my website. Our babies grow up so fast and you will only be in this stage of life for a brief moment. Choose your photographer confidently. Choose a Master Photographer.
(Note: These are only a portion of the images that were submitted for the portfolio evaluation.)
Erin of Erin Elyse Photography is a Jacksonville on location Family Photographer in Northeast Florida. Erin specializes in beautifully capturing your timeless memories and turning them into luxurious works of art. Also serving the families of Ponte Vedra, Atlantic Beach, Neptune Beach, Jacksonville Beach, St. Augustine, Riverside, San Marco, Nocatee, Mandarin, Fleming Island and the surrounding areas of Northeast Florida.