Monday, April 30, 2012

I'm a Certified Professional Photographer!

***Only a couple people knew that I was doing this.  It has been a long time professional goal of mine to earn this certification so it's a pretty exciting thing for me.  I passed both the image submission and written test on the first try.  I don't think that it's very common to do this so I am pretty proud of myself.  Just thought I would share the info here...***


Fortuna Photographer Earns Certification

 Sarah Albin of Sarah Albin Photography in Fortuna, CA has earned the Certified Professional Photographer (CPP) designation from the Professional Photographic Certification Commission.

Albin earned this designation after meeting rigorous requirements measuring her artistic and technical competence.  The Professional Photographic Certification Commission currently recognizes less that 2,000 Certified Professional Photographers in the world.

The Professional Photographic Certification Commission ( is the leading body for certifying imaging professionals.  Certified Professional Photographers must complete a written examination, finish an image evaluation, and adhere to a stringent code of conduct.  Certification must be renewed on a periodic basis, ensuring continuing confidence in the professionalism of Certified Professional Photographers.

For more information, contact Sarah Albin at 707.496.3715,, or

Prom in Fortuna!

Saturday night was the Fortuna High School Prom.  I saw lots of kids around town dressed up.  I offered to do a few pictures for a couple of my senior portrait clients.  Here's a couple...

Monday, April 23, 2012

"Every 15 Minutes..."

...someone dies from drunk driving.  I was lucky to be asked to photograph this amazing program, "Every 15 Minutes," at Fortuna High last week.  For more info, go to

Here are a few photos from the day....

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Last branding 2012

Branding 3 of 3 is done! It was pretty wet on Wednesday, but we all survived!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

My husband, the photographer

Andy sent me these two pictures from his phone.

This one is titled "Family Portrait." I couldn't have posed them better myself!

And this one is "Family Circus."

Tuesday, April 17, 2012


My favorite set of brothers to photograph....

Monday, April 16, 2012

Swimming lessons: Michela

Last weekend I was able to go to my sister's and spend some time with her family. We took my nieces to their swimming lessons. They weren't too crazy about going and there were a few tears in the pool. In any case, I think it's great they are learning early so they can enjoy the (much) nicer weather down there....

Swimming lessons: Francesca

and now Francesca.....

Summer will be here soon....

Friday, April 6, 2012


I finally got a picture taken with Dale Earnhardt Jr! ;-)