Accredited Maternity Photographer
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Wednesday, May 03, 2017
By Liisa Sefton Images
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I am proud to announce that I just received my third professional Accreditation with the Professional Photographers of Canada (PPOC). Accreditation judging took place last weekend at the PPOC National Convention (International Photography Conference and Expo). I have been a proud member of this organization for more than four years.  In this time I've earned my Newborn Portrait Accreditation (2013), Child and Infant Accreditation (2013) and now my Maternity Accreditation (2017).  All of which bring me closer to earning my Craftsman of Photographic Arts. It is such an honour to have my images successfully reviewed by a panel of judges and be recognized as a specialist in my field.


According to the PPOC website, an Accredited Photographer with the PPOC has the proven experience, knowledge and equipment to provide clients with a quality product in their area of expertise.  PPOC's Accreditation process recognizes photographers who have reached a nationally accepted standard of proficiency and knowledge in photographic arts and is able to demonstrate their capability of delivering image excellence in a chosen field and sets them apart as being industry leaders.  Photographers who have earned Accreditations have successfully completed the highest requirements from a panel of qualified judges across Canada.


An Accreditation is achieved by submitting ten images in a chosen category to a PPOC Board of Review. All ten images must be accepted by a panel of national judges for it to be awarded. The judges consider the following criteria: Impact, Creativity, Style, Composition, Presentation, Color Balance, Centre of Interest, Lighting, Subject Matter, Quality, Technique, and Story Telling. 


Submission Criteria: Images relating to the pre-natal stage of life, these storytelling images should depict the sensitive nature of pending motherhood. Ten (10) images of ten (10) different subjects, from ten (10) different sessions are required and should have enough variety in the submission to show the photographer’s creative and technical ability. 3/4 and full length poses, couples interacting, figure images, and close-up details should all be represented.


Thank you to all my clients who trust me to photograph these meaningful occasions. Here are the ten images that I chose for my submission.


Click here to see my other Accreditation Submissions:

Newborn Portrait

Child & Infant Portrait


To find an Accredited Photographer in your area, visit the PPOC website at


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