Are you a professional photographer in the greater Seattle/Tacoma area? Come join us in the month of March to learn from the industry respected and nationally published photographer Mat Hayward!



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Hello everyone! My name is Tammy Dahlquist of Tammy Dahlquist Photography and I am excited to take on my new role as president of PCPPA! March is an exciting month as we are laying the foundation to build a renewed focus to educate, inspire and connect with our members and the surrounding community. We are busy at work putting together incredible learning opportunities, amazing guest speakers, and fun community events for the year. This is the place to be so you aren’t going to want to miss it! To start, it’s important to hear from all of you on activities and events that would be most relevant and helpful to you. I will be sending out a survey to all active members this week. Please fill that out and let us hear your feedback! Thank you in advance for your response and I look forward to getting to know each of you better.

In the meantime, stay tuned for more information on the great activities and opportunities coming up this year. I am so excited about this opportunity and look forward to an exciting year! I want PCPPA to be your local resource to inspire, support and grow your business, so let us know what we can do to help you and I look forward to connecting with you at our March meeting! Make sure you stop by and say “Hello”!


PCPPA is a local Tacoma based chapter of the Professional Photographers of America (PPA). Our focus is to inspire, educate and connect with local area photographers. You can read more about the PCPPA and member benefits by clicking HERE.

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PCPPA 2016 Print Competition Results – The annual PCPPA print competition was held on Tuesday, February 23rd. This year there were 19 total print entries in four different categories. Tiffany Burke,  Andrew Crain and Kyle Ford were the judges for this years competition. It was a great turn out, and an amazing display of the talent within our PCPPA membership. Check out the top two winners from this years competition! Look out for a new blog post highlighting all of the PCPPA Print Competition winners coming soon!

Contemplation 500

Best in Show – Joni Atkinson (Contemplation)

Angie Guy Peoples Choice Award

Peoples Choice Award – Angie Guy (Allure of the Ocean)

Membership News

We would like welcome the following new PCPPA members that joined in the month of February!

REMINDER: Annual Dues for 2016 are now due and you can still get in and take advantage of joining early in the year.  You can pay via: cash, check or credit card. You may also mail your dues payment to:

Shiboney Dumo
PO Box 48204
Seattle, WA 98148-0204
or call  Shiboney at 425 298 7336 to leave a message or make a payment by credit card


We at PCPPA are so excited to be featuring our March special guest speaker:

Mat Hayward from Mat Hayward Photography.



Mat Hayward is a Seattle based photographer specializing in entertainment events, celebrity portraits and lifestyle photography. Mat can be found in the photo pit for most major concerts in the area as well as any red carpets events, film premieres and more.

Mat is the station photographer for 107.7 The End and works with other radio stations in the area. His work has been published in Rolling Stone Magazine, Billboard Magazine, Cosmopolitan, People, Spin, Time, Vanity Fair and many others. He often works under a tight deadline with a diverse client base since no two shoots are alike.

Much of Mat’s editorial work is represented by Getty Images and he is on the staff for Adobe Stock as a Photographer Relations Specialist helping North American photographers find success submitting stock images and video to Adobe Stock.

Follow Mat on Instagram @mathaywardphoto

March Meeting: Tuesday March 22nd, 2016

Time: 6-9pm

Location: 313 S 7th St Tacoma, WA (CLICK HERE FOR DIRECTIONS)

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Thursday – April 14th, 2016: Tiffany Burke Boudoir Workshop

We’re so exited to announce a special workshop for PCPPA members! The first half of the workshop Tiffany will walk through a live shoot and talk through posing techniques and the use of natural lighting.  The second half of the workshop she will discuss boudoir marketing tips, workflow and boudoir parties.

Time:  6:00 PM
Where: Image Crew Studio
Cost: $75 for PCPPA members | $125 for non-members

Get details and sign up via Facebook today! CLICK HERE




Tuesday – April 26th, 2016: LIVE Spring Stylized Engagement & Wedding Shoot

Come join us in April at the PCPPA monthly meeting where we will feature a LIVE stylized shoot lead by two of our very own PCPPA members! The stylized shoot will be a great way to work side by side and connect with other local photographers. We will cover posing tips and the use of natural light and flash photography styles. Come to challenge yourself and update your portfolio so bring your camera and join the fun!

PCPPA Calendar of Events: CLICK HERE






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