Best of Alberta Photography | 2022

PPOC Best of Alberta Image Salon awards for Heidi Grace Pet PhotographyIt’s often said that ‘beauty is in the eye of the beholder’ and I firmly believe this is true – so for me, how my clients feel about my work is what matters most.  I’m not a person who enters many image competitions as I’m not competitive by nature (except with myself),  but every once in a while I’m curious about how nationally certified judges might view my work.

The Professional Photographers of Canada (PPOC) is an organization dedicated to the highest standards in professional imaging.  The PPOC offers regional and national image salon competitions once each year – and this year I spontaneously decided to enter three of my recent dog photographs into the 2022 Alberta competition. A panel of five certified judges critique each image on the artist’s vision, impact, composition and technical merit.

I chose three images that inspired me in some way from sessions I did in the spring of this year. To my surprise and delight, the judges appreciated them too! Each of my portraits scored a Merit award (which is the equivalent of a silver medal in PPOC speak )

I’d like to introduce you to these beautiful dogs and their award-winning portraits:

  1. “He’s A Good Catch” featuring Chance the ball-loving Schnauzer mix.
  2. “Camera Shy” featuring Q the 11-week-old Australian Shepherd puppy.
  3. “The Fast and the Furriest” featuring Willie Nelson (yes, that’s his name!) the Australian Terrier.
Best of Alberta Dog Photography Award on action portrait of dog jumping to catch a ball
“He’s A Good Catch!” by Heidi Grace Pet Portraiture
Best of Alberta Dog Photography Award on portrait of puppy peeking around a corner
“Camera Shy” by Heidi Grace Pet Portraiture
Best of Alberta Dog Photography Award on portrait of dog running with all four legs off the ground
“The Fast and the Furriest” by Heidi Grace Pet Portraiture

These portraits will also be featured in the Best of Alberta Photography Exhibition which is displayed in venues around the Province through 2023 – how fun is that!?

I’m so excited that these beautiful dogs will be putting smiles on so many faces as they travel around over the next year. ♥

I’d love to capture your furry family member in images like these! So if you’d enjoy a wall portrait full of personality like the ones above – or better yet – an album full of your pup’s different expressions, playful moments and cuddle time with mom – I’m your gal!

Give me a call in my studio office at 403 547 7740 or send me a direct message and we’ll chat!

Give your pupper a big hug from me,

Pawsitive Vibes, 🐾

Heidi Grace

Fine Art Pet Photographer

Pet Portraits with Personality

Heidi Grace is a nationally accredited and award-winning professional photographer serving Calgary, Alberta.

She’s dedicated to preserving the bond between pets and their parents with her colourful style of story-telling imagery.

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