Betsy Bird of Ride the Sky Equine Photography has joined the prestigious group of Certified Professional Photographers (CPP). Betsy earned the Certified Professional Photographer (CPP) designation from Professional Photographers of America (PPA).

“Each industry has its benchmarks. Just as doctors and other professionals seekCertified Professional Photographer Designation certification and continuing education in their industries,” Bird said, “the CPP program allows me to continue my photographic education in order to provide the best images and service for my clients.”

The CPP program is an intensive program that empowers photographers. It measures their artistic and technical competence as imaging professionals. The PPA currently recognizes fewer than 2,000 CPPs.

Professional Photographers of America (PPA) is the leading body for certifying imaging professionals. CPPs must complete a written examination, complete a technical image evaluation, and adhere to a strict code of conduct.

Additionally, CPP certification must be renewed on a periodic basis. This ensures continued confidence in the professionalism of Certified Professional Photographers.


Betsy Bird of Ride the Sky Equine Photography spends her days doing insane things to make horses look at her. Clearly, she’s desperate for attention. When she’s not celebrating the stories of the amazing horses in her clients’ lives, she invests time and energy into perfecting her equine photography skills and growing her business, hanging with her favorite rescue dog, Nitro, and planning her next big adventure. She also tries to spend some time educating and entertaining her fans and potential clients by blogging and posting on social media about whatever catches her fancy at the moment. 

Betsy is a Certified Professional Photographer (CPP) with the organization Professional Photographers of America (PPA). The CPP designation is held by fewer than 2,000 photographers nationwide and is a hallmark of consistency, technical skill, artistry, and professionalism. Ride the Sky specializes in on-location photography for equines. Ride the Sky also has the option of bringing the studio to the stable. Based in Chattanooga, TN, Ride the Sky Equine Photography works on location in Tennessee, North Georgia, and beyond.

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