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 "Larry Spencer keeps raising the bar"

Professional Photographer Magazine

 

Approved as a Certified Master Photographer (M.Photog) by the Professional Photographers of America (PPA)

 Approved as a Certified Professional Photographer (CPP) by the Professional Photographers of America PPA.

Member of Wedding and Portrait Photographers International (WPPI)

 

 2017

    Highest scoring entry (tie) with a perfect score of 100 in the Professional Photographers of Massachusetts (PPAM) annual imaging competition

 

Recipient of the prestigious Out of State Court of Honor at the Professional Photographers of Massachusetts annual image competition 

 

   Placed in the Top Three in the Professional Photographers of America's Grand Imaging Awards "Event Album" category

 

   1st Place in the "Wedding Candid/Portrait" category and 1st Place in the "Wedding/Event Album" category in the Professional Photographers of West Virginia imaging competition

 

 2016

   Larry earned his eighth and ninth PPA International Loan Award

 

 Ranked as a PPA Gold Medal Photographer

 

 Finalist in the "Event Album" category in the Professional Photographers of America (PPA) "Grand Imaging Awards"

 

 First Place in the "Wedding" Category at the Northeast District annual imaging competition

  (The Northeast District is made up of Ohio, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and in Canada, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Quebec.)

 

  First Place in the "Event Album" Category at the Northeast District annual imaging competition

 

    Highest scoring wedding album in the Twin Cities Professional Photographers Association annual imaging competition (this was also the highest score in the entire competition   

 

   Highest scoring image in the "Wedding" category in the Twin Cities Professional Photographers annual imaging competition


 Highest scoring image in the "Bridal" category (tie) in the Professional Photographers of South Carolina annual imaging competition

 

 Highest scoring image in the "Candid" category in the Professional Photographers of South Carolina annual imaging competition

 

   "Best Wedding Portrait" - Oregon Professional Photographers Association

 

   "Best Wedding Division" - Oregon Professional Photographers Association

 

 

 

 2015

 Ranked as the top Certified Professional Photographer in the State of Ohio by the Professional Photographers of Ohio

 

 1st Place in the "Wedding" Category at the Northeast District annual imaging competition

 

  (The Northeast District is made up of Ohio, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and in Canada, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Quebec.)

 

1st Place in the "Event Album" Category at the Northeast District annual imaging competition

 

 Larry earned his seventh PPA International Loan Award

 

 Ranked as a PPA Silver Medal Photographer

 

Highest scoring image in the "Wedding" category in the Professional Photographers of Oregon annual imaging competition

 

 Highest scoring wedding album in the Professional Photographers of Oregon annual imaging competition

 

2014

 

Featured in "Professional Photographer" magazine (See "Press" tab, above)

 

    Top 5 in the PPA Grand Imaging Awards "Event    Album" Division

 

    Attained the Professional Photographers of America "Elite" Status

 

    Ranked as one of the Top Ten Professional Photographers in the State of Ohio by the Professional Photographers of Ohio

 

    Recipient of the prestigious Kodak Gallery Award for Photographic Excellence at the 2014 Professional Photographers of Ohio imaging competition (The only Ohio photographer to receive this honor)


    Awarded "The Robert Graetz Memorial Award" for the highest scoring bridal image in the 2014 Professional Photographers of Ohio imaging competition for the fourth year in a row

 

    "Honorable Mention" in the Junebug Weddings "Best of the Best Engagement 2014"

 

    Larry earned his sixth PPA International Loan Award
  Fearless Award (Collection 22)

 

    Professional Photographers of America (PPA) 2014 Silver Medalist


 Larry Spencer had the three highest scoring wedding albums in the PPAM Imaging competition in Massachusetts.

 

   Larry Spencer had the two highest scoring wedding albums in the TCPPA Imaging Competition in Minnesota (those albums were the second and fourth highest scores in the entire competition)

 

 Larry had the highest scoring wedding image in the TCPPA Imaging Competition in Minnesota

 

 Larry took 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place in the "Wedding's" Category in the elite "Master Photographer" division of the Professional Photographers of Ohio Fall Imaging Competition

 

Larry took 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place in the "Event albums" Category in the elite "Master Photographer" division of the Professional Photographers of Ohio Fall Imaging Competition

 

Larry took 1st Place (tie) in the "Senior Portrait" Category in the elite "Master Photographer" division of the Professional Photographers of Ohio Fall Imaging Competition

 

Larry won the "Highest Cumulative Score" award for all "Master Photographers" in the Professional Photographers of Ohio Fall Imaging Competition

 

"Best Wedding Portrait" at the Oregon Professional Photographers Association (OPPA) annual Open Competition

 

2013

 Larry's image "One Last Detail" was accepted into the Professional Photographers of America's International Loan Collection. This is the fifth time that Larry Spencer has attained this honor.

 

Awarded "The Robert Graetz Memorial Award" for the highest scoring bridal image in the 2013 Professional Photographers of Ohio imaging competition for the third year in a row

 

April 2013 "Fearless Award"  Fearless Photographers
Runner Up in the ViewBug Wedding Photography Competition

 

Three "Accolade of Excellence" Awards in WPPI's Second Half Print Competition

 

1st Place in the Elite "Master" divison in the "Wedding" Category at the Professional Photographers of Ohio fall imaging competition for the second year in a row

 

1st Place in the "Album" category in the Portland Metropolitan Photographers Association annual Open Photographic Competition, Portland Oregon. 

 

CPP Award in the Portland Metropolitan Photographers Association annual Open Photographic Competition, Portland Oregon.

 

 2012


One of the Professional Photographer of America's (PPA) Silver Medal Photographers

One of Larry's images was accepted into the PPA International Loan Collection

 

Three "Awards of Excellence" WPPI International Print Competition, Las Vegas NV.

 

1st and 2nd in the "Wedding" category in the elite "Master Photographer" category in the Professional Photographers of Ohio Fall imaging competition.

 

Ranked in the Top 15 in the "Wedding Photojournalism" catagory in the Creative Asia Awards in Hong Kong. Larry Spencer was the only American in either wedding category to rank in the Top 25.

 

Ranked in the Top 10 Professional Photographers in the state of Ohio by the Professional Photographers of Ohio for the second year in a row 

 

Awarded the "Professional Photographers of Northeastern Ohio Award" for the most outstanding bridal image in the 2012 PPO annual imaging competition for the second year in a row

 

Awarded "The Robert Graetz Memorial Award" for the highest scoring bridal image in the 2012 PPO imaging competition for the second year in a row

 

Four Blue Ribbon Merit Awards for four competition entries in the Professional Photographers of America's Northeast Regional Image Competition (One of only three other Ohio photographers to attain this level)

 

 2011

 One of the Professional Photographers of America's "Gold Medal Photographers" (One of only three Ohio photographers to attain this honor)

 

Larry had two of his images in the Top Ten in the "Wedding" category in the Professional Photographers of America's Grand Imaging Awards in New Orleans with one of those images taking Second Place. The "Grand Imaging Award" is the most prestigious award that PPA has to offer.

 

Two of Larry's wedding images were chosen by the Professional Photographers of America for their prestigious International Loan Collection

 

Larry swept the "Wedding Category" at the Professional Photographers of Ohio's Fall Imaging competition with three of his wedding images capturing the top three places. One of his images was also the highest scoring image in the entire competition scoring a 97 out of 100!

 

Awarded the "Professional Photographers of Northeastern Ohio Award" for the most outstanding bridal image in the 2011 PPO annual imaging competition

 

Awarded "The Robert Graetz Memorial Award" for the highest scoring bridal image in the 2011 PPO imaging competition

 

Award of Excellence, WPPI International Print Competition, Las Vegas NV

 

Two separate images were chosen for the elite Top 25 in the Canon Creative Asia Awards in Malaysia

 

Four "Accolades of Excellence" WPPI Image Competition

 

 2010

Larry took two of the top three places in the "Wedding" category at the PPO Fall Image Competition

 

Bridal Print "Monumental" chosen as a 2010 Canton Luminaries Showcase for exhibition at the Joseph Saxon Gallery of Photography in Canton, Ohio. Also chosen as of the "Curators Choice Awards"

 

 

 

2009- 1st and 2nd place in the "Wedding" category at the PPO Fall Imaging Competiton in Columbus, Ohio.

 

 

 

2008 - Featured on the cover of the Akron Summer edition of "Today's Bride Magazine" (See "Press" tab, above)

 

 

 

 

 

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