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2006 & 2009 PPA International Photographer of the Year

Bev Michel, CPP and Master Photographer is one of only a few photographers in Delaware and Pennsylvania to carry designated certification from Professional Photographers of America. Less than 3% of all photographers hold this distinction. Master of Photography is the highest honor PPA bestows upon a photographer.

I am not a very formal person. I love a comfortable pair of jeans, the perfect book, blue cheese dressing and my kids and my Labs. Perhaps a little more passionately— I grimace at traffic, big egos and asparagus: not in any particular order. I can’t type at all. “The” is always “teh.”

I am a scientist, an artist; creative and curtailed all in one. My camera satisfies both of these eccentricities. Light has always wrapped around my soul and whispered to me; daring me to hold and keep it. So here I am, a photographer. I thrive on light, while I’m sure light is coyfully giggling at me. After all, the absurdity of being able to “capture light” is just that—absurd! But I do it. I do it with passion, innovation and determination.

As a long-time photojournalist, my favorite images are the ones you don’t really know I’m taking. I am simply there to record your life; documenting. These are the times when you can just be you, and I can capture light as it wraps around you. What is it saying you? It kisses your eyes, plays in your hair and caresses your soul. Whether it’s your son deeply engrossed with his I-pod, your daughters leaping on the bed, your dog sticking his tongue out the side of his mouth, or your family laughing wildly at the dinner table after an impromptu food fight with the side salad; my hope is to sear these moments in time. Light will be there revealing your life. I’ll be there as its ally.

Finally on a very personal note:
Long ago, I realized that the one thing in life that I will always have is my family. For anyone, whether they are blood relative or someone who “became” family through kindred spirit, family will always be there for you. As much as they sometimes frustrate me, mine will always love me. I will always treasure them. The loyalty is unbreakable. The thought of losing their memory could never be realized; because to forget my family is to forget myself.

This is what inspires me to photograph.

Bev

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Awards:

  • 2009 – Wedding Photograph- Fuji Film Masterpiece Award
  • 2009 – Illustrative Photographer of the Year- Professional Photographers of Delaware
  • 2009 – Illustrative Photograph of the Year- Professional Photographers of Delaware
  • 2009 – Candid Photograph of the Year- Professional Photographers of Delaware
  • 2009 – Photographic Excellence – Kodak Gallery Award
  • 2009 – Photographer of the Year – Professional Photographers of America
  • 2008 – Album of the Year – Delaware Professional Photographers, Inc.
  • 2008 – Best Wedding Album- Kodak Photographic Excellence – Gallery Award
  • 2008 – Best Wedding Album- Professional Photographers of Delaware
  • 2007 – Best Portrait of an Animal – Professional Photographers of the Delaware Valley
  • 2007 – Best Portrait of a Child Professional – Photographers of the Delaware Valley
  • 2006 – Awarded Master of Photography and Photographer of the Year by PPA
  • 2006 – Best Portrait of a Couple Professional Photographers of the Delaware Valley
  • 2006 – Candid Photographer of the Year Professional Photographers of the Delaware Valley
  • 2006 – Album of the Year – Delaware Professional Photographers, Inc.
  • 2006 – Wedding Album – Kodak Photographic Excellence
  • 2005 – Album of the Year Delaware Professional Photographers, Inc.
  • 2005 – Folio of the Year Delaware Professional Photographers, Inc.
  • 2005 – Best Portrait of an Animal – Professional Photographers of the Delaware Valley
  • 2005 – Best Entry, Creative/Salon – Professional Photographers of the Delaware Valley
  • 2005 – Best Entry of a Social Event – Professional Photographers of the Delaware Valley
  • 2005 – Best Entry, Commercial/ Industrial – Professional Photographers of the Delaware Valley
  • 2003/2004 – Wedding/Event – Kodak Photographic Excellence
  • 2003 – Best Entry of a Child – Professional Photographers of the Delaware Valley
  • 2002/2003 – Commercial Illustrative – Kodak Photographic Excellence
  • 2002 – Best of Show – Professional Photographers of the Delaware Valley
  • 2002 – Photographer of the Year – Professional Photographers of the Delaware Valley
  • 2001 – Best of Shows – Professional Photographers of the Delaware Valley

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