At Rose Mary Cheek Photography we strive to create portraits that will be treasured and will proudly hang in your home.
We also understand that price is an important consideration when selecting a portrait studio. Not all photographers have the same talent, experience, passion, or education, so when it comes to choosing the studio that will create your portraits; we encourage you to view this as an investment that will be treasured by your family for generations to come.
Why choose a Certified Professional Photographer??
Certified Professional Photographer is a designation granted by the Professional Photographic Certification Commission, the world’s leading certification agency of imaging professionals.
Those who have earned Certification have passed a comprehensive written examination measuring their technical expertise and have successfully submitted their work to a panel of judges for review and approval. And every five years, a Certified photographer must renew the credential with continuing education, assuring you that they maintain an unmatched level of expertise and development.
Less than 3% of all photographers hold this Mark of Excellence.
Rose Mary Cheek received an Associate in Applied Science in Commercial Art & Advertising Design. Photography classes were a large part of her curriculum and she fell in love with photography. She graduated 1993, and shortly after became a studio owner. She became a student member of Professional Photographers of America in 1992; Joined Professional Photographers of North Carolina in 1997. She received her Fellowship (F Ph) from PPNC in 2004, her Photographic Craftsman (Photog.Cr) and Certified Professional Photographer (CPP) degree from PPA in 2009, recertification in 2014. Rose Mary was accepted into the American Society of Photographers (ASP) in 2009. Studying under the noted photographer Jay Stock for eight years helped increase her technical and creative skills. Rose Mary has served as Western Guild Chairman for PPNC, Western Director, Secretary and Treasurer, Vice President and Former President of the Professional Photographers of North Carolina. She is Past President of Metrolina Photographic Society (PPA Affiliate), Charlotte.
Rose Mary has been teaching Basic and Advanced Photoshop at the Local Community College in Hickory, NC for the past eight years, one of the things she loves about teaching is how much she learns from the students. She was a charter member of the Advisory Committee for development of Catawba Valley Community College’s newly formed Photography Technology Program.
Rose Mary has been perfecting her photographic skills for over twenty five years. Her work has been exhibited in galleries and competitions nationally.