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Kristen Seale

Master of Photography, Photographic Craftsman

A little about my personal self...
I love to laugh and make people laugh. I admit I'm a goofball who just likes to have fun. I am married with two beautiful daughters and one stubborn yorkie. My favorite things in this world are music, traveling, family and friends. I enjoy making new friends and feel lucky my job enables me to do that. I like to smile at random people on the street to see what their reaction is to a strangers smile.

A little about my photography self...
I am a true portrait photographer. I love photographing people and pets more then anything. I love to control light and see the power and mood it can bring to a photograph. I love making people feel good about themselves. It is the best feeling when someone finds their own beauty and confidence through the photographs I take.

Being raised in the business, I've had the opportunity to learn from the best teachers possible. I'm also grateful to the many photographers who have taught me through programs with the AzPPA and PPA. Someday I hope to be able to give back to the photography industry as much as I've received.

Through entering Photography Competitions I find ways to improve my skills and broaden my talent. Choosing prints I love and then entering them into competition scares me to death, but the feeling of accomplishment I get when they do well is worth it.

Awards

  • Top 10 Photographer in Arizona in 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010 & 2015
  • Images accepted into the prestigious PPA Loan Collection, 2009, 2010, 2016
  • Kodak Gallery Award for the Portrait Division, 2009
  • First Place AzPPA Portrait Division, 2015     
  • Second Place AzPPA Portrait Division, 2009
  • Second Place AzPPA Illustrative Division, 2009
  • AzPPA APPLE Award, 2009
  • AzPPA Artisan Award, 2008
  • Second Place Illustrative Division, 2007
  • Images accepted to the prestigious AzPPA Loan Collection, 2007. 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2015
  • The Al Buehman Award – Highest Scoring Print in Arizona, 2006 & 2011
  • First Place Illustrative Division, 2006
  • AZPPA Board Member
  • President AzPPA 2007
  • PPA Councilor 2009-2012
  • AzPPA: Arizona Professional Photographers Association
  • PPA: Professional Photographers of America