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Awards + Accolades

These awards and accolades are not the definition of success, but they can give you a taste of the perfection and quality that I pursue in my photographic work. You may also be interested in learning about Betsy's current and past Art Exhibits.

Degrees

  • 2012, Master of Photography Degree
  • 2010, Photographic Craftsman Degree
  • 2001, BA in Studio Art (Photography) and Business Management from Hope College, minors in Art History and French.

Master of Photography Degree Photographic Craftsmen Degree

Very few photographers achieve both their Master of Photography and their Photographic Craftsman degrees -- very rarely before the age of 30. I am the only photographer in the Dexter + Ann Arbor area to hold both degrees.

Accolades

2020

  • PPA 25+ Merit Bar (Awarded for service, speaking, etc.)

2018

  • PPA 25+ Merit Bar (Awarded for service, speaking, etc.)

2011

  • Detroit Service Medallion (DPPA)

2010

  • Named one of the top ten photographers under the age of 30 by Professional Photographer Magazine.
  • Michigan Service Award Medallion (PPM)

2009

  • PPA Photographer of the Year Award (Bronze)
  • Michigan's Top 7 Photographer (PPM)

2008

  • PPA Photographer of the Year Award (Bronze)
  • Michigan's Top 7 Photographer (PPM)

Awards + Honorable Mentions

Betsy's work has received numerous awards and honorable mentions over the years, including:

  • Best of Show
  • Honorable Mention
  • Judge's Choice
  • Showcase Book

You can learn more about the awards her art has received by viewing the list of Betsy's current and past Art Exhibits.

TV Appearance

In 2009 we completed an extensive studio renovation project, and were featured on DIY Network’s, Renovation Realities (The Finn Project). The renovation involved about 880 square feet, and included my consultation room, camera room, and office.

The renovation was featured both in Professional Photographer magazine and in the local news (Ann Arbor.com, formerly the Ann Arbor News). Here's a feature AnnArbor.com did on our appearance on Renovation Realities.

Let me forewarn you, if you find that episode and watch it.... there is massive director editing to ensure that only serious scenes made it into the final cut. Everyone who knows me was amused by how the final cut ensured my frequently smile was missing in practically every scene!