STRONG — Local photographer Alana Ranney received the President’s Cup from the state of Maine Professional Photographers Association on March 19 in Portland.

The President’s Cup was established to recognize the talent, technical skills and abilities of Mane photographers. It is earned only by showing that talent by scoring a total of 12 merit points accumulated over six consecutive years. The artist is required to do all of the work from start to completion, including taking the photograph, all retouching, design, printing, mounting and matting.

Ranney completed the merits required in five years. She was also awarded four blue ribbons and two red ribbons for her images at the association’s annual print competition.

Ranney operates a fine art portrait studio in Strong, where she specializes in family, high school seniors, newborn, children and portraits. She also offers on-location photography, along with photographing a limited number of weddings each year. She also photographs the local scenes, producing high-quality landscapes and nature photography images.

To learn more about her photography, go to: For landscapes, visit: To see her work in person, visit the High Peaks Artisan Guild in downtown Kingfield.

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