Qualifications

I am a great believer in gaining qualifications, the process helps me to keep my photography current and to continue to develop my craft.

There are three tiers of photographic qualification that are recognised in the industry and I am qualified with the BIPP, MPA and SWPP at Associateship and Fellowship level.  These are the two highest qualifications with about 12% of photographers qualifying at Associateship level and 5% at Fellowship level.

Being qualified at this level means I have trained for many years not only to have an extensive technical knowledge but I have spent time developing my artistry and this means I can deliver the very best to you.

When a photographer reaches this level of qualification they are established in the industry with an established business model and I am fully insured too.

One of my main specialties is newborn photography and I am trained in newborn resuscitation too.

I am also a mentor and judge with the MPA, something I treasure as I can finally give back to the industry.  I still have my own mentor, even though I am qualified at the highest level I still seek to finesse my art and having a mentor ensures I continue to do this.  It’s a form of continual professional development; it is required in other professions so why not in mine.

Never be afraid to ask if a potential photographer is professionally qualified; it is a sad fact that many are not and do not consider qualifications important.  I do and I know my clients are reassured that I am highly qualified.

Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers – Fellowship

About 5% of photographers achieve a qualification at this level.  I believe I am the only photographer to have achieved a Fellowship with the SWPP with Pregnancy and Newborn Photography.

British Institute of Professional Photography – Associateship

About 12% of photographers achieve a qualification at this level.

Master Photographers’ Association – Associateship

About 12% of photographers achieve a qualification at this level.