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International Photographic Competition 2016

Sylwia Ok Named IPC Silver Medalist at International Photographic Competition


My own pregnancy and taking extended maternity leave for my beautiful baby girl was definitely my main focus last year. But despite putting my business on the back burner, I have never stopped working on improving my skills and brainstorming ideas for future, partially thanks to all those sleepless nights and hours spent on a rocking chair while breastfeeding. In June, right before Sophie was born, I selected and sent 4 images for International Photographic Competition. During live judging in August and saw all my 4 images getting merit with one of them even going into Loan Collection, which ultimately gave me an IPC Silver Medalist status. To top off my excitement, the image that went Loan was part of my own personal project – my auto-portrait in Sophie’s nursery when I was anxiously waiting on her arrival. I can’t wait to attend annual ImagingUSA later this week and celebrate with other medalists Grand Imaging Awards next Monday evening.



Sylwia Ok of Sylwia Ok Photography is honored by peers and jurors for high-quality photography

Pasadena, MD – Sylwia Ok of Sylwia Ok Photography in Pasadena, MD was named a Silver Medalist during Professional Photographers of America’s 2016 International Photographic Competition. Ok’s work will be on display at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas, Jan. 8-10, 2017. This International Photographic Exhibit is held in conjunction with Imaging USA, an annual convention and expo for professional photographers.

A panel of 46 eminent jurors from across the United States selected the top photographs from nearly 5,700 total submitted entries at Gwinnett Technical College in Georgia. Judged against a standard of excellence, just over 2,428 images were selected for the General Collection and 1,007 were selected for the esteemed Loan Collection—the best of the best. The Loan Collection images will all be published in the much-anticipated “Loan Collection” book and over 200 selected General Collection images will be published in the “Showcase” book by Marathon Press.

The level of the award is determined by how many of those four images receive the highest possible honor: acceptance into the PPA Loan Collection, which is displayed at photographic exhibitions, conventions and other photography events. Ok was named a Silver Medalist, meaning that one of her four merited images entered the PPA Loan Collection. In 2016, she was one of only 139 Silver Medalists.

About PPA:
Professional Photographers of America (PPA) is the largest international nonprofit association created by professional photographers, for professional photographers. Almost as long-lived as photography itself, PPA’s roots date back to 1869. It assists nearly 30,000 members through protection, education and resources for their continued success. See how PPA helps photographers Be More at


About Sylwia Ok, CPP:

Sylwia Ok, CPP is an award winning certified professional photographer serving Baltimore / Annapolis / DC area. Sylwia specializes in Custom Newborn and Maternity Fine Art Photography and her biggest passion is to document first milestones in baby’s first year. She provides full photography service to her clients and creates classic and timeless portraits that are proudly display in custom designed albums or as a wall art. She also offers business headshots, image restoration and sells fine art landscape photography.

Sylwia’s boutique studio is conveniently located right off MD100 and is open by appointment only.


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General Collection (IPC 2016)


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General Collection (IPC 2016)


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The booth at the Biggest Baby Shower in DC organized by Big City Moms


On Wednesday I was one of exhibitors during the Biggest Baby Shower in DC. What a fun event it was! The conference room was filled with expecting and new parents looking for new ideas, products and knowledge. I feel so humbled that so many parents stopped to check on my work and I could share my passion of creating maternity, newborn and baby portraits. 108 of you signed for my newsletter and entered into my giveaway to win a complimentary session (maternity, newborn or baby) and $600 a la carte/collection credit. Total value of the prize is $800*!

I so wish I had my iPad set up for this giveaway – it took me forever to add all your entries into my software and I hope I was able to demystify all the email addresses correctly 😉 But I’m so excited to finally announce the winner!!!






And the winner is….  Jennifer Ahkee! Congratulations Jennifer! Please claim your prize by October 31, 205. I can’t wait to photograph you and/or your baby!

Unfortunately winner can be only one, but everyone who entered in my giveaway will also receive a complimentary set of announcement/custom cards ($100 value) when you book a session this month (October 2015). You can request more information on my services by clicking on the Contact Form on the top of my website, emailing me: or calling: 410.437.7468.


*Prize of this giveaway is not redeemable for cash. Winner needs to claim the prize by October 31, 2015.

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Keepsake Boxes

New Product | Annapolis Newborn Photographer | First Year Experience


I’m very passionate about printed products. After all we all love having pictures taken but so often they end up on our computers and got forgotten with time, lost in digital dust. My all time favorite way to present my photographs are custom albums, a beautiful way to display and always in your reach to share with your family and friends. In the last few months I was browsing through hundreds of products in my professional labs to see if there is something that would not only fit my style, and of an exceptional quality but also a product my clients would love. And I think I found it! 

Custom Keepsake Box is a pure perfection! My sample just arrived in the studio early this week and I’m totally in love in it! This is where as a mom you can put all little treasures of your little one throughout your baby’s childhood, including not only prints from your maternity, newborn or milestone sessions throughout the year(s), but also baby’s bracelet from the hospital, USB with back up images from your phone, first tiny outfit, little shoes… possibilities are endless. It also have a magnetic closure, so you can easily place it on your bookshelf like you would do the book.

Keepsake Box is available in one of the sizes: 5×7, 8×10 or 11×14 and up to 3.75in depth. I can either custom design cover with the image of your baby (and optional name on the side) or you have a linen cover option with embossing, whichever style fits you more. I know that once I have my own children, each of them will have their own Keepsake Box for sure!

If you love this idea as much as I do, I would be happy to design this Keepsake Box for you!


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