This week having looked back over the past couple of years worth of blogs I realise that I have not updated my story since my very first blog back in January 2013. That blog gave my readers a background into where my passion began.
Since 2010 my dream has been to inspire others through my stories and photography and at the same time to become a recognised photographer and business women. Each day since then I have pushed my boundaries and strived to achieve the goals I have set for myself. I became an emerging member of the Australian Institute of Professional Photography AIPP and in 2013 I was accepted into their mentoring program, which I completed at the end of that year.
At the start of 2014 I had all the business areas in place but deep down I felt there was something missing from my images. Not one to rest and with the dream and goal in mind I continued to push forward with my photography. I am fortunate enough to have a few very close people in my life who understand my dreams and they are ready to cheer and push me. This includes my wonderful amazing friend/photographer mentor Sheryn Ellis who is someone I aspire to and she trains and guides me.
In 2015 I committed to A Photo A Day project, that’s 365 photos, one each day of the year, showing a moment from my day. As this year has gone by, photo after photo I grew more and last month felt it was the right time to go ahead with the application for full professional accreditation from the AIPP. I am now very proud to announce that late last Friday the AIPP approved my accreditation and I am now Kassy Solomon Accredited Professional Photographer (APP) of the AIPP.
You may ask why this is so important. Not only do I feel that a goal has been reached more importantly as of the 18th September 2015 the ACCC certified the AIPP as meeting the requirements to be a professional body and in turn all members of the AIPP can be considered true business professionals.
In short if a photographer is displaying the AIPP Professional Logo you can be assured you have hired a professional that has proven they provide a professional level of service, product quality, business ethics and upholds all the standards set for professional photographers by the AIPP.
I am very proud to have achieved this level as a professional photographer and can’t wait for the continuing journey ahead.
Until next week.