Berks County Award-Winning Photographer | Professional Photographer Wyomissing

Last week I was absolutely honored to learn that one of the images that I had submitted to this year’s International Print Competition (IPC) was selected to be a part of the 2012 Loan Collection!!

The IPC is put on by the Professional Photographers of America on an annual basis. Thousands of submitted entries are judged against a standard of excellence, with only a small percentage receiving the ultimate honor – inclusion in the Loan Collection. The loan collection images will each then be published in the much-anticipated “Loan Collection” book, which is published by Marathon Press on an annual basis.

Per Marathon Press’s website: PPA’s prestigious Loan Collection comprises all images judged to be the most exceptional photographs entered in its annual International Judging. Regarded as the “best of the best” from thousands of entries, these images are viewed throughout the world as setting the standard by which excellence in photographic imaging is judged.

I am so incredibly honored to have had my image, shown below, selected for inclusion in this prestigious collection!   And yes, you may recognize the subjects:  my four boys – it definitely made for an easy model release;)

Title: “Last But Not Least”

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Wyomissing Preschool Portrait Photographer | Learning

Just back from Nashville, TN where I joined eight other fabulously talented photographer friends for a wonderful weekend filled with learning and laughter…

Here we are:)

And as one of the organizers for this year’s goody bags and door prizes, I’d like to take just a moment to thank all of our generous sponsors!

WHCC | Finao |Miller’s | Bay Photo | ProDPI | H-B Photo Packaging |ProLabExpress |Asuka |Pinhole Pro | Ketti Handbags

*Favorites* | Berks County Preschool Daycare Professional Photographer

Over the past several weeks, I’ve been culling through all of my old and new images to update my website.  After four years in business, I found that I had a lot more files to go through that I realized!   I finally have all the images culled down to those that best represent my current shooting style. But since most people land here on the blog before finding my website, I wanted to share many of those images here, too.

It’ll probably take me several more weeks, but I also hope to add a section to my website dedicated to the area perschools and daycares for whom I shoot – they are, without question, some of the most rewarding jobs I have ever had and it’s time that work is showcased in the same manner as my portrait sessions on my site! So, when I finally can have that completed, look for another update.

Until then… some of my favorite images… Enjoy!

The Best for Last | Reading, PA and Berks County Professional Photography

As I have continued to grow my business, and am so very grateful for the success that it has become, I have also come to realize that I simply just can’t keep up with this blog!

So, it is with this final image that I am admitting defeat, and will no longer be blogging images from my recent sessions.

But with the increasing popularity of social media, I will be trying my best to upload a session favorite or two to my business page on Facebook (starting with several from this past summer and fall that were neglected from my blog).

So if you’d like to continue to see some session favorites (and I hope you do!), please take a moment to “like” my page on Facebook to stay connected, and also to receive news and updates on any possible upcoming specials or business news! You can access my page by clicking on the following link or by simply searching for “Melissa Balthaser Photography” within Facebook.

And now, the final image… quite possibly my favorite photograph ever taken to date (and yes, it is of my four sweet boys). Hey, it is MY blog, after all! And besides, who couldn’t use a beach image right about now?;)

Reading, PA and Berks Area Professional Photographer for Families, Children, Babies, Newborns

Adorable little girl and such a beautiful family!

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