Award winning imagery

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Valerie Steinkoenig is an award-winning photographer. She competes in image competition year-round at the local, state, national, and international level. Image competition is about growth, each image is a learning opportunity. Competition leads the participant to strive to do better each time they enter. This leads to the creation of stronger, more technically sound, creative images.

We believe that participating in competition helps us create beautiful pieces of photographic art for our clients.

We'd Love the opportunity to create award-winning images for you
Mary. Anticipation.  2019 Grand Imaging Award Finalist Black and White maternity portrait profile low key
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Austin Maternity Photographer Valerie Steinkoenig Maternity Portrait Blossoming Glamorous Tulle Maternity Gown
Award-winning austin baby photographer Austin Newborn photography artistic swaddled baby
Comfort in the Familiar austin newborn photographer suspended baby womb pose
Award-winning austin baby photographer Austin Newborn photography bear hug newborn tiny teddy bear prop
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For Fox Sake Don't Wake the Baby.  Austin Newborn Photographer Valerie steinkoenig newborn in fox swaddle bonnet
austin newborn photography Nature's Gift Best Portrait of a Child 2020 Texas PPA euclyptis
Award-winning austin baby photographer Austin Newborn photography artistic baby digital painting Peaceful slumb
Award-winning austin baby photographer Austin Newborn photography artistic peachful slumber
Award-winning austin baby photographer Austin Newborn photography artistic heart baby girl rosie posie
Austin Child Photographer costume portrait tween portrait she's a deer
Austin Maternity Photos award winning portrait FINE ART MATERNITY Portraits
Austin Newborn Photography baby photos snow bears newborn with tiny teddy bear

Awards and Recognition

Certification, Education, Etc

2016 | Austin Community College | Certified Photographic Artist

2016 | Austin Community College | Certified Digital Assistant

2018 | Professional Photographers Association | Certified Professional Photographer

January 2018-2020 | APNPI | Qualified Newborn Photographer & Newborn Safety Training Certification

Excellence Award Photography Magazine (October 2017) - Excellence Award in Maternity Photography

Fall 2016 | ACC The Department of Professional Photography | Precision Photographic Excellence Awards | Second Place "Cheerio"

ACC Department of Professional Photograpy Students Receive Top Honors (2015) - Best Master Artist (TPPA Annual Competition)by a Student: Valerie Steinkoenig “My Sweet Angel”

Exhibitions and Publications

Summer 2013 | "Fabio Light and Shadow"
Truth and Photography Exhibition Austin, TX

February 2014 | "Bird in Tree"
Krappy Kamera 2014 Soho Gallery NYC | Juror Jean Miele

March 2014 | "In Jacob’s Mind"
Published in Click Magazine

October 2014 | "Fabio in Silhouette"
Fauna Group Exhibition | Smith Anderson North Gallery | Juror William Wegman

January 2015 | "Birdscapes: Voting Day 2014"
Chronograph Group Exhibition Darkroom Gallery | Juror Johan Hallberg-Campbell

October 2016 | "On a Wire in February"
6th Annual Holga Out of the Box Exhibition TCC Photo Gallery
Dallas, TX | Juror Harvey Stein

2019 Professional Photographer's Association Loan Book | "Anticipation"

2020 Professional Photographer's Association Loan Book | "She's a Deer"

2016-2018 Austin PPA Competition

Sept 2016 | 1st Place | "Cheerio"
October 2016 | 2nd Place | "Special Delivery"
January 2017 | 3rd Place | "Mournful"
April 2017 | 2nd Place | "Jacqueline Con Leche"
August 2017 | 3rd Place | "Glowing"
September 2017 | 2nd Place | "Mitch and Troy"
October 2017 | 3rd Place | "Asher Snug as a Bug"

2018 Austin Professional Photographer's Association Photographer of the Year & Recipient of APPA's Glen Eller Scholarship

February 2018 | 1st Place | "Bear Hug"
April 2018 | 1st Place | "All Snug in His Den"
June 2018 | 3rd Place | "Knox the Fox"
September 2018 | 1st Place | "Little Bear Asleep in His Lair"
October 2018 | 1st Place | "Comfort in the Familiar"

2018 Austin Professional Photographer's Association
Annual Competition
2nd Place Portrait | "All Snug in His Den"
3rd Place Portrait | "Bear Hug"
2nd Place Album | "Lucas"
Judges Choice | "All Snug in His Den"
Judges Choice | "Embracing the Future"
Highest Scoring Print Case Trophy

2018 PPA - International Photographic Competition Grand Imaging Awards Finalist | "Anticipation"

2019 Austin PPA Competition

2019 Photographer of the Year | Austin Professional Photographer's Association

Jan 2019 | 1st Place & Speaker's Choice | "For Fox Sake, Don't Wake the Baby"
February 2019 | 1st Place & Speaker's Choice | "She's a Deer"
April 2019 | 3rd Place | "Baby Blue"
June 2019 | 1st Place | "Peachful Slumber"
July 2019 | 1st & Speaker's Choice | "Beary Best Friends"
August 2019 | 1st | "Little Rainbow Bear"
September 2019 | 2nd & Speaker's Choice | "Sweet Anticipation"

2019 APPA ANNUAL COMPETITION
Highest Scoring Print Case Trophy
1st Place Portrait - "She's a Deer"
2nd Place Portrait - "Little Bear Asleep in His Lair"
1st Place Album - "Baby Zane"

2020 Awards

March 2020 | Austin Professional Photographer's Association | 2nd Place | "Nature's Gift"
April 2020 | Austin Professional Photographer's Association |3rd Place | "Bundle of Joy"
June 2020 | Austin Professional Photographer's Association | 2nd Place | "To the Moon and Back"
July 2020 | Austin Professional Photographer's Association | 2nd Place | "Rosie Posie"

Texas Professional Photographer's Association Annual Competition
Gold Medalist | 6 Images Selected as Deserving of Merit
Best Portrait of a Child | "Nature's Gift"

Professional Photographer's of America - International Photographic Competition (IPC)
Bronze Medalist | Four Images Accepted into General Collection | "Nature's Gift", "Peaceful Slumber", "Snow Bears Sleeping Softly", "Peachful Slumber"

2021 Awards

February 2021 | Austin Professional Photographer's Association | 2nd Place | "Bear Hug"
March 2021 | Austin Professional Photographer's Association | 2nd Place | "Blue Boy"

Texas Professional Photographer's Association Annual Competition
Bronze Medalist | 5 Images Selected as Deserving of Merit
"To the Moon and Back"
"Rosie Posie"
"Bundle of Joy"
"Blue Boy"
"Bear Hug"