AWARDS, ACCOLADES AND MEDIA
July, 2017 - Cover Story - Lake Oswego Living Magazine - After shooting countless covers for numerous neighborhood magazines, Brian was selected as the July cover story for Lake Oswego Neighbors Magazine.
June, 2017 - Cover Story - Dunthorpe Living Magazine. - Who needs a PR agent when you've got Divine timing?!. Brian and family were selected as the featured family for Dunthorpe Living Magazine. This SW Portland publication, on the north edges of Lake Oswego is packed full of some amazing achievers, which makes this one of the most humbling honors to date!
February, 2016 - A+ Rating with Better Business Bureau - Prints Charming Photography & Photo Media Productions receive an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau.
June 7th, 2015 - Brian Knighted Honorary Royal Rosarian - Sir Brian Edward Geraths joins the ranks of Burl Ives, Betty White and, yes, Micky Mouse with an honorary Knighting by Portland's Royal Rosarians. Sir Mickey Mouse, really? I saw the photos and the write-up, so I'm now in equally goofy company! (groaner, sorry - but see here for yourself)
April 27th 2015 - Honorary Nighthood? - Brian receives an amazing letter from Prime Minister Marilyn Schultz of the Royal Rosarians, to "...bestow Knighthood" upon him at the annual Knighting Ceremony in Portland Oregon.
February 1, 2015 - NEW LOCATION! - We opened THEE most amazing NEW location for the studio.
April 2, 2015 - Lake Oswego Review - Featured Business - Seems we barely emptied boxes in the new space, when Brian was selected as a business feature in the local newspapers (Lake Oswego Review - then picked up by the Portland Tribune)
March 2014 - Lake Oswego Chamber of Commerce's "Rookie of The Year" - The "Networker of the Year" award, for those who haven't been members for a full year. This year, Brian discovered that after years of an aversion to networking, he's apparently good at it!..
Kodak Gallery Award (two-time winner)
Fuji Masterpiece Award
People's Choice Award
Best Black and White
Best Teen Boy Portrait
Best Children's Portrait
In 2000, Brian was awarded the "ITC Intl. Presidents Award for Visionary Excellence" while on assignment in Toronto CA.
In 2004, Brian was selected as the inaugural "FACE of ITC" for his successful use of communication skills in his craft. This giant speaking organization allowed the "quiet artistic" side of Brian, to evolve into an upbeat, humorous and informative speaker.
His combined talents have provided him photography and photography teaching assignments in Orlando FL., Las Vegas NV, Indianapolis IN, Minneapolis MN, Sparks NV, Brisbane Australia, New Zealand (home of his "kiwi" wife), Victoria B.C., Nassau The Bahamas, Winnipeg CA, Toronto CA plus Anaheim, Malibu, San Francisco and Los Angeles CA.
In 1997, I entered my first professional print competition with the Professional Photographers of America (PPA) Western States Regional competition. Having just hung a sign on my first home-based studio, I had only "competed" to make sure that my work was good enough for my clients.
My portrait-artist-mentor had passed away before I decided to take the leap, and needed a source for continuing education. The Professional Photographers of Oregon quickly accepted me as one of their own, nicknaming me "Mr. 96" after a near-perfect score on my first big winner - "Mystic Beach".
I was awarded the Kodak Gallery Award, which meant that my image hung at the Kodak Epcot Center in Florida's Disney World, and published by Kodak in their annual "Gallery Award" book. Many awards followed, including another Kodak Gallery Award, The Fuji Masterpiece Award and his grand finale, The People's Choice Award.
In 2002 I stopped "competing", because I didn't even like the word. My goal wasn't to win anything, I just needed to know that my work was good enough for my clients. When I realized that most of my wedding clients were my former High School Seniors, I stopped entering prints, and just focusing on my own continued growth.
Continuing education has never stopped, and after a decade in public speaker training, I found my voice to share with others. Teaching "Creatives", organizational skills with right-brain-friendly tools. Something you can learn more about at www.BrianGeraths.com.
I love to write as much as I love to create images. CLICK HERE for my periodic Writing,
or for my pairing of scenic photography and POETRY - CLICK HERE.