Wow, what an honour! Our Christening Photography has been recognised by the peak body for photographers in Australia – the Australian Institute of Professional Photographers (AIPP). The AIPP represents the interests of Professional Photographers within Australia and set standards to which we must adhere in order to stay accredited. Speaking of which:
In order to be accepted into AIPP I had to submit a portfolio of images that were then assessed by a group of Master Photographers. They assessed my work to be of sufficiently high standard to admit me into the group of prestigious photographers. Most of the photos were from Christenings taken over the past twelve month, and included a selection from Orthodox, Anglican, Catholic and civil ceremonies.
The portfolio also included a couple of images from an engagement shoot, just for variety, but as Christenings are our focus they made up the majority of the images.
AIPP Event and why that’s important for Christening Photography
Every year the AIPP organises an event for its members, and this year it is in Hobart. In winter. Hmm, personally I would have organised it somewhere warm, but that’s where it is. Perhaps if I get a seat on the organising committee next year I can influence the venue. So June 16 to 19 I’ll be in Hobart with a couple of hundred other photographers listening to industry leaders lecture on a variety of topics. The agenda is light on for Christenings, but the concepts will remain the same.
How is this going to benefit you? Because they are going to push me to perform better! The AIPP organise a number of awards nights where I can display my work and have it judged by a panel of experts. I’ll also be attending a number of courses in order to improve my skills, and the outcome of that means a better result for you. Christening Photography is a niche that I am passionate about and gain a great deal of satisfaction from, and hiring me means you are hiring a recognised professional.