The Craig Schmidt Difference...
- Award Winning Photographer
- Kodak Gallery Award (8 Times!)
- Fuji Masterpiece Award (3 Times)
- Top Wedding Album (3 times)
- Top Wedding Print
- Top Commercial Image
- Top Electronic Image
- Mandan Art Association Award
- PPA National Merit Award (17 Times and Counting!)
- Past President, Prof Photog’s of NDak
- Past President, NW Prof Photographers AssocAnd recent recipient of Professional Photography’s highest and most prestigious awards:
- The Director’s Award for volunteer service at PPA National Level
- The National Award for going above and beyond in service to the profession
Area Photographer Received Prestigious Award
Craig R Schmidt, owner of Craig Schmidt Photography in Bismarck, ND was honored with the National Award for outstanding service to professional photography. The award is offered by the Professional Photographers of America to recognize those persons who go above and beyond by generous contribution of their time and talents to the service of their profession.
Schmidt also serves in other volunteer capacities. He is past president of the Professional Photographers of North Dakota, he is board president of Immanuel Christian School and Noah’s Ark Daycare in Bismarck, past chairman of the Board of Trustees at Grace Lutheran Brethren Church of Bismarck, President of the Bismarck Chapter of BNI, Business Networking International as well as the Northwest Professional Photographers Association in the Fargo area.
What what some past clients have said about Craig:
“Best photographer we have ever worked with. Quality of the finished product was excellent!” Susan L, Mandan, ND
“the additional help of making my son laugh for the pictures makes for wonderful memories!” Angela Speirs, Mandan, ND
“He made us feel so relaxed and was excellent with the puppies. Everything was great.” DiAnn Lein, Bismarck, ND
“I really like the look of white on white and the look of his pictures is soft and family oriented. Professional and great quality. I am very happy with my pictures. We appreciate the flexibility in scheduling. . . . makes life easier on us working Moms and Dads.” Shelly Leidholm, Washburn, ND
“We had a good time. Also, you were great with the kids.” Lori Korn, Bismarck, ND
Being the best means hard work, dedication and constantly proving and improving one’s self.
Here’s what makes Craig unique:
- Master of Photography
- Certified Professional Photographer
- Photographic Craftsman
- Approved Business Instructor
- Approved Photographic Instructor
- Certificate Of Business Management
These are nationally recognized positions administered by the Professional Photographers of America. They require extensive examination and contribution to professional photography. No other photographer in North Dakota has this unique combination of credentials.
What This Means To You!
What do all these qualifications and degrees mean to you? They mean that your photographs will look their aboslute BEST. They mean your photographer practices sound busness principles so he will be here to help and serve you in the future. They mean that his comittment to the profession of photography will bring skill and talent so your photographs will have a wonderful timeless quality so you’ll enjoy viewing them for many years to come. In short, these unique qualities mean BETTER VALUE to you!
Both personally and professionally, Craig has been involved in photography for decades. Before opening his own studio in 1987, Craig had a background in broadcast communications, including television production, video and still photography and broadcast management. His positions found him working for commercial and public television stations from the Twin Cities across the Dakotas and Montana and even into Denver, traveling as far as the Super-Bowl in California.
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