Award winning imagery

austin newborn photography

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 to Craft Beautiful Portraits for YOU!

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

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"