Certified Professional Photographer with 10 Years Experience

phoenix and scottsdale certified professional photographerWhy do families choose Meggan Jacks Photography?

For the past ten years, couples and families from all across Arizona have trusted me with the goal of creating beautiful images to celebrate the special moments in their lives – moments such as pregnancy and the first weeks of a baby’s life – that are precious and unrepeatable.  I know it is moments like these where quality matters.

Ten years experience creating high-quality portrait art

If you do a simple web search for “Phoenix Professional Photographer” there are hundreds of websites that will show in the results. If you ask your friends/co-workers/family for a recommendation, someone undoubtedly has a cousin/friend/sister who “takes good pictures.”

As a Certified Professional Photographer, my goal is to create something more than “good pictures” for my clients. I want to create portraits.  Portraits are more than just pictures – they are infused with memories beyond what our eyes can see.  The smells of a new baby, sounds of laughter and joy and a quality portrait begs for us to reach out to touch it to remind ourselves of what is now in the past.

Please browse through my portfolio by clicking on the links above.  Here you will see the true depth of my experience and the quality and consistency of my work. If what you see speaks to you, please contact me to discuss how I can help you celebrate your life with portraits.

Why Should You Hire a Certified Professional Photographer?

certified professional photographerI am proud to hold the designation of Certified Professional Photographer (CPP). Through a somewhat intense process of studying, testing and image submission/review, I achieved the designation in early 2011. While the CPP designation isn’t new, it has only been recently that the Professional Photographer’s Association (PPA) has started actively taking steps towards educating the consumer about the importance of selecting a CPP to capture their monumental, unrepeatable occasions – and I don’t just mean weddings.

Events like pregnancy and the first few weeks of your new baby’s life are truly monumental and definitely unrepeatable occasions. If all else fails, you truly can re-stage a wedding. But once your baby is born or a few months old, the opportunity to re-create your pregnancy portraits and “shrink your baby” back down to newborn size is lost forever.  So while it seems like a no-brainer to thoroughly research to find a skilled photographer to capture your wedding day, don’t hesitate to invest the same time in searching for that perfect photographer to capture your pregnancy and newborn baby portraits. And looking for the CPP designation is a great place to start that search.

The PPA published a great article on why consumers should hire a CPP. An excerpt that I wholeheartedly agree with:

These days, photography is practiced by anyone with a smartphone, but it’s mastered by few. When it comes to those once-in-a-lifetime moments—when you’ve got one shot at getting it right—you better make sure the person behind the camera is a pro. A proven professional photographer that is.

There’s no greater proof than when the letters “CPP” follow a photographer’s name. They designate a Certified Professional Photographer, someone who is putting in the extra work to stay above the rest. It assures you of this photographer’s professional knowledge and experience, while also declaring that photographer as one who has achieved and maintains a higher standard.

Bottom line: There are hundreds of photographers to choose from. Consider narrowing your search to photographers who hold the CPP designation – a sign of quality and professionalism that shine through your portrait experience and resonate in your images.