These days, photography can be practiced by anyone with a smartphone, but it’s mastered by few. When hiring your wedding photographer, seek someone who holds the CPP (Certified Professional Photographer) credential.
There is only one chance to capture life’s biggest moments. There are no do-overs!
For everyday photos, you may be fine with a neighbor, a friend or relative, a general non-professional photographer. However, when it comes to those “once in a lifetime” moments—when you’ve got one shot at getting it right—you want to make sure the person behind the camera is a proven professional photographer. There’s no greater proof than when the letters “CPP” follow a photographer’s name. They designate a Certified Professional Photographer, someone who is putting in the extra work to stay above the rest. It assures you of this photographer’s professional knowledge and experience, while also declaring that photographer as one who has achieved and maintains a higher standard.
Berit Bizjak is a Certified Professional Photographer (CPP) by the Professional Photographers of America.
This designation is earned after meeting rigorous national requirements measuring my artistic and technical competence. Professional Photographers of America currently recognizes less than 2,000 Certified Professional Photographers. Certified Professional Photographers must complete a written examination, an image evaluation and adhere to a stringent code of conduct. Certification must be renewed on a periodic basis, ensuring continuing confidence in the professionalism of Certified Professional Photographers.
For more information on why you should hire a CPP, visit the Professional Photographers of America.