The CPP Difference
CPP, or Certified Professional Photographer is a designation granted by the Professional Photographers of America to photographers who have demonstrated exceptional skill and knowledge of photography, posing, and lighting. It's a reflection that the photographer you're hiring has spent time learning and honing their craft. It's a designation held by fewer than 2500 photographers across the United States (that's about 3% of professional photographers in business today). CPPs have to pass an exam testing their theoretical knowledge and submit a portfolio for review by a panel of judges. They also have to maintain their skill set by training and re-certifying every 3 years.
When you hire a CPP, you're hiring a craftsman (or woman!) so you can be confident in the quality of the portraits you receive.