Alisha Cline co-founded Cline Portraits in 2009 in a small town located 60 miles north of Atlanta and 60 miles south of Chattanooga. She focuses on newborns, children, hs seniors, and pets in her every day sessions. For family clients, she has made a desired brand known for stylized in-studio portraits on designer sets; many of which are created uniquely for the individual client. But, Alisha's schedule constantly contains a large range of professional clients as well - including cos-players, professional actors of indie films and live theatre, and professional musicians. Her competition work drives in this artistically dynamic market who want images with a bit more edgy drama and story telling.
In September of 2017 Alisha earned the credential from the PPA of Certified Professional Photographer - after declaring in June, passing the exam in July, then the Portfolio Review in August. She is trusted by her clients and peers for her dedication of maintaining technical and artistic excellence in her work, providing the utmost care for each of her clients, and continuing her education in her field. She is an approved PPA CPP Liaison for 2018 to promote, encourage and assist other professional photographers to do earn their Certification as well. Her next goal is he Craftsman Photographer Degree, to be completed by Fall of 2018, then her Master Photographer Degree by 2020. Before opening the studio, Alisha attended the New York Institute of Photography from 2007-2009, with a concentration in Portrait Photography.
Alisha has grown the business to include hosting workshops, instructing 4 Super 1 Days each year, mentoring photographers one-on-one, and Speaking at state, regional, and national meetings and conferences.
As a Sponsored member of the Miller's Professional Imaging Speaking Team, she enjoy teaching others how to successfully establish a desired brand, build client relationships, and grow as artists.
2017 Professional Photographers of South Carolina - State Competition - Open Photographic - Portrait, Men - 1st Place
2017 Professional Photographers of South Carolina - State Competition - Open Photographic - Portrait, Seniors - 3rd Place
2016 Professional Photographers of America International Photographic Competition - Open Portrait - Merit, General Collection (Child Portrait)
2016Â Professional Photographers of America International Photographic Competition - Open Portrait - Merit, General Collection (Pet Portrait)
2014 Seniors and Youth National Conference - Award of Excellence - Graphic Design (Senior graduation announcement)
2014 Seniors and Youth National Conference - Award of Excellence - Senior Portraits, Boy