Clickin Moms established CMpro in 2010 as a way of recognizing photographers who embody the overarching goals of our organization. CMpro is a community of women who are passionate about photography, who are dedicated to learning and sharing, and whose work demonstrates creativity, vision, and artistic and technical excellence. Some are longstanding photographers who came to CMpro seeking a supportive and friendly environment to discuss the craft with similarly advanced colleagues; others are longtime CM members who have grown within the community and viewed CMpro as a milestone in their photographic journeys (you can read more about some of our Members-turned-CMpro in The Inspiration Project).
We firmly believe that the mark of professionalism is defined not by a business license but by the mastery of the craft. We adhere to the Merriam-Webster delineation of “profession,”which it defines as “a calling requiring specialized knowledge and often long and intensive academic preparation.”
With that in mind, CMpro includes photographers in both the business world and those pursuing their artistic passion independently.