Don Harper of The Edge Photography Studio Honored in BPPA-SWPP Societies 2011 Convention

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The British Professional Photographers Association has awarded Don Harper at The Edge Photography Studio in Leesburg Virginia in two specialty areas. The first is Top Two News and Press Photographers 2010 and the second is Top Three Photojournalistic Wedding Photographers 2010. There are only three photographers nominated for each specialty.

Photography is about the moment, my goal is to be there at that "Moment" to capture it. I want people to look at my images and think that's the way I remember it.

Photographer Don Harper, co-founder of The Edge Photography Studio, placed highly at the BPPA-SWPP Societies 2011 Convention this January. Don was honored as one of the top three Photojournalistic Wedding Photographers, and the top two News and Press Photographers in 2010.

Based on monthly photography competition results hosted by the BPPA-SWPP during the previous year, a number of awards were presented for the top photographer in each photographic area of specialty. Three nominees from each area were notified by competition judges in December and the winners were announced at the January Convention.

The convention, attended by over 14,000 amateur and professional photographers over a seven day period, included 250 exhibitors displaying their products, and seminars and workshops presented by 150 different speakers.

Don Harper also won an international photo competition in November 2010 on for the best photojournalistic wedding photograph with a $700.00 prize. is the largest international website for photographers and serves as inspiration for both amateur and professional photographers around the world.

About Don Harper and The Edge Photography:
Don and his wife Ines started the Edge Photography Studio in Northern Virginia in 2003. Since then The Edge Photography Studio has become the largest photography resource for weddings and events in Northern Virginia. In 2004, Don became an international member of the BPPA-SWPP, the largest organization for photographers in Great Britain and Europe.

Over their career, Don and Ines have won numerous photography awards and had their photographic work printed in most local media including the Washington Post and magazines including the international peer review magazine “ImageMaker.”

The Edge Photography Studio has become the largest provider of wedding and event photography in Northern Virginia including documentary photography and videography for families at Arlington National Cemetery.

There work can be viewed at:
and another site devoted to their work at Arlington National Cemetery:

SWPP and BPPA convention in London each January is one of the two largest in Europe and attracts professional photographers from around the world.


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