A Bronze Medalist in the International Photographic Competition 2018!

Earlier this year I decided to join PPA, Professional Photographers of America. I’m so glad I did, because last month I became a Bronze Medalist after their International Photographic Competition!

Marcela Limon - PPA Bronze Medal Certificate

A few words about PPA

Being a PPA member has tons of perks, but the ones that mattered the most to me were the opportunity to participate in one of the most important photographic contests in the industry and to become a Master of Photography. The first one requires a lot of courage, since by submitting your images, you’re opening yourself for very detailed critique. The second one takes years of experience, dedication and proving that the quality of your images is consistent and superb.

Every year, PPA holds an International Photographic Competition (IPC). Each entrant can submit 4 images that will be evaluated by a panel of 32 judges and scored according to the 12 elements of a merit image. If the image gets a score of 80 or above, it’s considered a merit image and gets into the General Collection. This is the most prestigious competition of its kind, where images are judged based on a standard of artistic excellence, not against each other.

The International Photographic Competition

Last month, the IPC took place in Atlanta and I submitted four of my favorite images. I was a nerve wreak, since this was the first time I participated in an international competition of such importance. There were more than 5,000 entries! I’m very proud to say that all four of my images got merits! This brings me closer to my goal of becoming a Master of Photography and, since all submissions got merits, I’m now a Bronze Medalist of the IPC 2018!

The winning images will be on display at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia, Jan. 20-22, 2019, during PPA’s annual Imaging USA convention and expo event. I can’t wait to be there!

Thank you to my newborn clients

I’m so thrilled to have my four images merited and accepted into the General Collection that I want to do something special for my adorable clients who made this possible. If your baby is in one of the photos, make sure to contact me, since I have a little something for you! =)

Interested in booking a session with Lemonshoots? Get in touch to start planning your fine art newborn session!


Ending the Year on a Very High Note!

A Year of Successes

As the year ends, we take a look back at our work and think about what we want to do for the New Year that is right around the corner. I have to say, 2017 was more than a good year for Lemonshoots. It was Outstanding! I'm blessed beyond words to have new and repeat clients who have trusted me with their memories. I've been lucky to attend conferences and workshops to learn from the best talent in the industry. I got accredited as a Newborn Photographer and I published my first book! I'm happy to say that I crossed many items off my 2017 Goals list. There is one that I just checked off my list and I would love to share it with you...

I'm proud to say that these two beautiful images won the 6th version of the Outstanding Maternity Awards!

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Award-Winning Photographer

My heart skipped a beat when I got the email saying my images had won! I feel so happy and proud, but most of all, I feel thankful to the two set of parents of these cute little angels, for letting me photograph them. I thank you for allowing me to be creative during our session and I share this huge success with you!

As I prepare to end this incredible year, I look forward to what 2018 has in store for us. I'm looking forward to working on my Goals and start checking more items off this list! Thank you to all who make Lemonshoots possible. Without hopeful bellies, cute babies and happy families, my lens wouldn't have a reason to be here. I wouldn't have any story to tell. I'm here for you. To capture your moment. To tell you story. This is what I do.

Happy Holidays to all of you, and the best for 2018!

- Marcela Limon