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President's Message 

Hello Everyone

The PPW Board understand that raising the membership dues is never welcome, but simply put, the time has come. Rates haven’t increased in years, but operating costs have accumulated year-over-year, as well as needed operating budgets for Marketing and Education to actively promote and advertise for new members. There were thorough and thoughtful conversations throughout the year that culminated at our Summer Retreat. The Board was unanimous in its decision. 

The results of the increase will enable us to:

  • Catch up and adjust to operating expenses.
  • Continue the free PPW Edu webinars and discounted educational programs. 
  • Actively promote, market and advertise for new members 
  • Continue to promote physical gatherings and meetings

PPW is unlike most professional organization.

  • We promote our members through awards, publications, and degrees.
  • We provide physical venues for fellowship, networking and learning 
  • We share and encourage members to grow 
  • We encourage community where people laugh, share and create. 
  • We are family, friends, mentors and life-long working relationships. 

Rate and membership changes include:

  • $200 a year for membership.
  • Studios with additional employees will be grandfathered in. The rate will be $160 
  • The rate will increase to $75 for retired members. 
  • Monthly membership option is going away
  • Effective Jan 1, 2023

I know that you may have more questions, please visit this FAQ page to understand how this will affect you.

Thanks Everyone,


Mike Busby 
2021-2022 PPW President
(509) 995-2954
busbywc@gmail.com

Mike Busby, M.Photog, CPP, FP

Leadership of PPW

The governing body of the Professional Photographers of Washington, Inc. is a Board.  The Board shall consist of an Executive Board composed of the elected Officers of the Association, the Immediate Past President, plus an elected District Representative from each District of the PPW as set forth in the PPW Bylaws. 

The President, with the help and approval of the Board, shall appoint all Committee Chairs of this Association and committees are for advisory purposes only, but are always available for additional help or further questions. 


Executive Board

President

Mike Busby  

busbywc@gmail.com
(509) 995-2954

Vice President


Andrew Crain (2019- current)

info@crainphotography.com
(206) 242-1440

Chairman

Rachel Wooley

rachel@headsandtailsphoto.com
(360) 961-5443

Secretary


Aaron Hockley

aaron@techphotoguy.com
(360) 818-4449
 


Executive Manager

Faye Johnson

fayejohnson@comcast.net
(360) 509-6994

Treasurer

Anita Weston

anita@fowlerportraits.com
(425) 478-1212

Committee Chairs

Membership Chair


Kim Clark  

kim@kimraephotos.com
(
509) 531-9087


Citations & Merits Chair


Julie Fitzpatrick (2018- current)

studionw@gmail.com 
(360) 748-4361


Life Member Chair

Ralph Allen

ralphjoallen@comcast.net
(206)799-8919

2023 Conference Chair


Kim Clark  

kim@kimraephotos.com
(
509) 531-9087


Marketing Chair

Carla Conrad  

carla@thebrandwrangler.com
(253) 249-3039


Webmaster


Faye Johnson

fayejohnson@comcast.net
(360) 509-6994


Social Media Chair

Karissa Blunck

karissa.studiok@gmail.com
(360) 790-6207

Journal Editor


Mark Gardner 

markbgardner@outlook.com
(360) 472-0191

Education Chair


Chris Wooley

chris@headsandtailsphoto.com
(509) 688-7960


Parliamentarian


Chris Wooley

chris@headsandtailsphoto.com
(509) 688-7960


PPW Scholarships


Marie Martineau-Sandberg

tmlsfoto@comcast.net
(360) 456-6443

Investment Chair


Larry Ikenberry

ldike898@gmail.com
(360)943-7208


Districts and district Representatives


Washington is divided into four districts which are made up of the following counties, except where noted otherwise: 

Southwest -

Grays Harbor, Mason, Thurston, Pacific, Lewis, Cowlitz, Clark Skamania & Wahkiakum, Clahham, Jefferson & Kitsap


Johnny Walker (2020-current)
johnny@almostcandid.net

(360) 297-1347



Joni Atkinson (2019-current)
simply_statedphotography@wavecable.com


(206) 817-0827


Northwest -

Whatcom, San Juan & Island & Snohomish &  King & Pierce



Elena Scott (2020-current)
contact@elenaphotography.com 

425-358-0506


Lara Grauer (2021-current)
lara@laragrauerphotography.com

206-724-2177

Central -

Okanogan, Chelan, Douglas and Grant, Yakima, Kittitas, & Klickitat


Lance Johnson (2021 - Current)
imagewestphoto@gmail.com

(509) 952-1619

Stephen Wolfe (2022 - Current)
stephen@skwolfe.com

509-965-2434

Eastern -

Whitman, Franklin, Benton, Walla Walla, Columbia, Garfield & Asotin, Ferry, Stevens, Pend Oreille, Lincoln, Spokane & Adams


Chris Wood (2022 - current)
chris.intothewoodsphotography@gmail.com

(509) 232-9071


Jeff Schindler  (2020 - current)

jeff@schindlerphotography.com

(509)389-9400


PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS OF AMERICA COUNCILORS IN WASHINGTON STATE

PPW is an affiliate of the Professional Photographers of America and the councilors represent them and can answer any questions about PPA.

PPA is truly a member-owned and member-run organization. PPA members govern the organization through representatives in the PPA Council. Council members are:

• Nominated and elected every 3 years by members in their state

• Active members in PPA (Full, Additional Full, Life, or Retired)

• Charged with representing PPA by attending state and local association meeting

• Required to attend one annual meeting held at Imaging USA

• Prepared to handle Association business, which may include Bylaws and Adopted Procedure changes and the election of the PPA Board of Directors and/or its nominating Committee.


Elected Councilor Position #1


Rich Breshears, M. Photog.Cr, CPP, FP

rich@breshearsprophoto.com
Richland: 509-551-1334


Elected Councilor Position #2


Chris Wooley, M. Photog.Cr, CPP, FP

chris@headsandtailsphoto.com
Spokane:(509) 688-7960


Elected Councilor Position #3


Faye Johnson, M. Photog., CPP, FP

fayejohnson@comcast.net

Kingston: 360.509.6994



Non-Elected Councilor for Life

 

Rob Behm, M. Photog., Hon. M.Photog., Cr, CPP, FP

 behmppa@icloud.com
 Spokane Valley: 509.922.5648

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