Alisha Cline, CPP and Joshua Cline founded their first studio in 2009 specializing in the photographic and print making arts. They've become known for creating creative and timeless portraits of babies, children, teens & HS Seniors, and pets and the printed heirlooms their clients' display in their homes.
Certification, Education, and Sponsorships:
Alisha, as a PPA Certified Professional Photographer, is part of an elite group of less than 2,000 photographers nation wide. She is trusted by her clients and peers for her dedication of maintaining technical and artistic excellence in her work, providing the upmost care for each of her clients, and continuing her education in her field as well as promoting and inspiring others to do the same. Alisha is one of less than 200 approved PPA CPP Liaisons for 2018 to promote, encourage, and assist other professional photographers to earn their Certification. She is currently working on her Craftsmen Degree from the PPA; with the goal of completing it in the Fall of 2018 and earning her Master Photographer Degree by 2020. Before founding Cline Portraits, she attended the New York Institute of Photography from 2007-2009, with a concentration in Portrait Photography.
Joshua is also a creative mind, he brings his 25 years of music business experience to the studio table. He keeps the studio's goals in focus, assists in creative marketing, and manages the development of the Cline Portraits & Starman Hill (the SC studio) brands.
The Cline's have grown their business to include mentoring other professional photographers from around the USA. Alisha a new member of the Miller's Professional Imaging Speaker Team; who sponsors in their travels as platform speakers at state, regional, and national conventions. As a team, they enjoy teaching others how to successfully establish a desired brand, build client relationships, and grow as artists.
Awards and Accolades
Alisha competes frequently in photographic competitions at the state, regional, and national/international levels through the Professional Photographers of America, the Georgia Professional Photographers Association, the Professional Photographers of South Carolina, and the Seniors and Youth National Conference.
2017 Professional Photographers of South Carolina - State Competition - Open Photographic - Portrait, Men - 1st Place
2017 Professional Photographers of South Carolina - State Competition - Open Photographic - Portrait, Seniors - 3rd Place
2016 Professional Photographers of America International Photographic Competition - Open Portrait - Merit, General Collection (Child Portrait)
2016 Professional Photographers of America International Photographic Competition - Open Portrait - Merit, General Collection (Pet Portrait)
2014 Seniors and Youth National Conference - Award of Excellence - Graphic Design (Senior graduation announcement)
2014 Seniors and Youth National Conference - Award of Excellence - Senior Portraits, Boy