HAYMARKET, Va. – Award-winning Barbara Berry of Haymarket, Va.-based, Berry Photography received the prestigious Fuji Masterpiece award from the Virginia Professional Photographers Association (VPPA), as well as, four blue ribbons for her portrait work of children and adults.
With more than 400 pictures to choose from across the state of Virginia, a panel of experts judged the work based on creativity, composition, color harmony and lighting. The Fuji Masterpiece is only awarded to one photographer annually within the state in the category of “Best Portrait.”
“Berry Photography is something that was only an idea for me five years ago, so to have the honor and achievement of receiving such prestigious awards, is really a dream come true,” said Barbara Berry, founder and owner of Berry Photography in Haymarket, Va. “Achieving your dreams is never easy, but I found a new start in life when I became a single mom, and that was a catalyst for me start Berry Photography and get behind the camera again,” said Berry.
A native Virginian, Berry studied banking and accounting at University of Richmond. It was as an apprentice to her award-winning-photographer father, Paul Berry, Jr., that she found her true joy of portraiture and realized her dream to open her own studio. Noted for her creative backgrounds and realistic settings, Berry’s photography transcends time and location, and creates a set that conveys a story and preserves a moment for future generations.
The Virginia Professional Photographers Association (VPPA) promotes artistic, technical and business excellence in professional image-making while endorsing the highest standards of ethical conduct. The Professional Photographers of America (PPA), an international nonprofit association, assists more than 18,000 members in achieving their professional, artistic and fraternal goals, promotes public awareness of the profession, and advances the making of images in all of its disciplines as an art, a science and a visual recorder of history.
Award-winning Berry Photography is located in Haymarket, Va. at 4400 Costello Way, Ste. 300 was founded in 2003. Barbara Berry has earned her CPP (certified professional photographer) and has been awarded 14 blue ribbons, the Fuji Masterpiece award, as well as the Court of Honor Award by the Virginia Professional Photographers Association (VPPA).
She’s also won six First Blue International awards by the Professional Photographers Association (PPA) and is working toward her master of photography degree through the PPA. Her work has been featured on the cover of Prince William County of Chamber of Commerce Directory.
She specializes in children photography and weddings throughout the United States and personalizes her photography by offering various techniques, like hand-coloring, black and white, fine art and transforming images to oil painting. Her portraits have been accepted for inclusion in the VPPA print exhibition. She is an active member of the Virginia Professional Photographers Association and the Professional Photographers of America. For more information call 703.753.4422 or visit www.berryportraits.com.