May 23, 2013 | Posted by Kristen Smith | filed in: Fun Essentials
The National Association of Professional Child Photographers (NAPCP) is thrilled to announce its 2012 Child Photographer of the Year, Sandy Summers Russell of Summerland Photography! A winning image from Sandy was featured on an electronic billboard in New York City’s famed Times Square.
In addition to being one of the highest recipients of wins and medallions in the NAPCP Image Competitions, Sandy is awarded as our Photographer of the Year for the following:
· NAPCP community involvement
· Professional Integrity
· Overall representation of the organization
· Consistently producing technically strong, breathtaking work
· Displaying a creative and unique vision that inspires other NAPCP members
Based in in Othello, Washington, Sandy’s life-long passion for photography began at the young age of 15, when her first photograph was published by the Associated Press. Over the years, her name has become synonymous with award-winning, impeccable imagery. After nearly ten years in the newspaper photojournalism profession, she founded Summerland Photography, which provides several forms of photography, including wedding, portraiture, commercial, and editorial. Every assignment Summers Russell completes is handled with precision, planning, and a keen sense client individuality, resulting in only the most professional of experiences. It is her priority to provide moving, artistic, and natural images, as well as excellent customer service.
With interest and participation growing each year, this latest NAPCP competition attracted images across a range of category subjects, including maternity, newborn, baby, child, sibling, tween, seniors and family. A panel of photography experts and luminaries critiqued the thousands of image submissions for impact, technical merit, composition and creativity. “We are continuously amazed by the dedication of our child photographer community; their creative passion is truly evident in the work they produce,” said Alice Park, co-founder and president, NAPCP. “We congratulate Photographer of the Year Sandy Summers Russell and the other winners for their stunning work and artistic ability which brings so much joy to families and loved ones around the world.”
The biannual NAPCP Image Competitions reward its winners with medallions, priority listing on the NAPCP directory, vendor endorsements, and membership points.
News of Sandy Summers Russell being named NAPCP’s 2012 Child Photographer of the Year and of the winners of the fifth annual Image Competition was released earlier this week over hundreds of different news and media outlets around the world. Included in the Press Release was a highlighted feature on an electronic billboard in New York’s Times Square. We expect much more press to highlight our winners’ accomplishments over the next few weeks.
Congratulations to Sandy on her fantastic accomplishment!
Check out the press release here!