2022 Franchise Awards

Published on February 17, 2022

2022 Franchise Awards was one of the highlights of our time together at our Transcend Conference. We love getting to recognize and award each of our franchise owners who worked so hard the previous year. Each year the competition gets tougher as we have so many achieving franchise owners.

We base our franchise awards on our core values of Advocacy, Respect, Integrity, Excellence and Legacy. Each of our owners exhibit all of these core values, but a few were selected for special recognition for our 2022 Franchise Awards:

Advocacy Awards

Annually we love getting to honor and recognize each of our franchise owners who have sought our opportunities to serve their community. Each owner has aligned themselves with photography projects that they are passionate about and many generously donate their time and talent each year to the same organizations to assist and lift up those who are less fortunate.

Heather Sams was award for her support of JROTC!  Thank you for donating your time and talent and $12,929!!!! Your generosity is to be commended! She has donated over $25,000 to this organization over the past 5 years!

Scott and Kara Kellner helped provide child care to needy families through their local Childcare Resources!  Your generosity is to be commended!

Elizabeth Bailey helped fund Christian adoptions! She has provided event photography and onsite family portraits for the past 7 years.



The Huntsville team has Focus on Autism Day every year!  Thank you Tracy Sisson and Lorraine Hill for providing Hope & Funding Autism Research.  Thank you for your help providing stress-free sessions and a joyful wall portrait for families living with Autism. You helped raise $2500 that was donated to Autism Charities (TACA & Tennessee Valley UNITE)

Extra Miler

The Extra Miler Award goes to someone who consistently goes above and beyond to help their fellow franchise owners.

Elizabeth Bailey was nominated by her peers because she is always helping others! The words used to describe you included “positive, amazing, supportive, encouraging, super fast, helpful, hard-working, and tremendous.” You have made a difference in so many of our lives and we are truly blessed that you share your talents and hard work with us. You selflessly help franchise owners promote their locations, you work tirelessly to promote SRP with a consistent branding message. Thank you for using all of your amazing talent to make dreams come true for so many owners!

The Advocate

The Advocate Award is awarded to the franchise owner who donates the most through their Advocacy projects.

Heather Sams won the Advocacy Award for donating $12,929 to a JROTC unit. She generously donated her time and talent. She compassionately assisted and lifted up those who are less fortunate!

Media Moguls

The Media Mogul Award goes to the owner who consistently creates and shares content through their blog and social media.


For creating the most entries on your blog and utilizing social media, we deem Kara Kellner, Joey and Sandi Fotheringham, and Christine and Patricia the Media Moguls for 2021! 

The Rising Stars

The Rising Star Award is awarded to the franchise owner who has the highest sales in their first season/year. Ashley Babineaux and Amanda Day blew us away with their performance in their first year in 2021!

Shining Star

The Shining Star Award goes to the franchise who proves the most growth from the previous year.

Christine Mamon and Patricia Mesi your dedication to obtaining new accounts and making the most of your current accounts earned you an increase in sales of 153%. We applaud you for a job well done, and are pleased to present you with the Shining Star Award.

Diamond Order

The Diamond Order Award goes to the highest grossing order for the year.

Higher than average sales are a direct indicator of the quality provided to our customers. Amanda Day had the highest order for the year from a 10 minute mini-session! We salute you for having the highest order of the year!

Peek Performer

The Peak Performer Award goes to our franchise with the highest gross sales for the year.

The Peak Performer Award went to Will Smith and Julie Foster. Sales are a direct reflection on the quality of product we provide for our customers. Congratulations to your team for achieving the peek performer award for the year!

Happy Customer

Based on customer surveys, the Happy Customer award goes to the franchise with best overall percentages.

Christine Mamon and Patricia Mesi you earned the highest customer experience ratings for the year! 100% of your customers gave you an excellent or good rating! We salute you for your amazing work and customer service!

The Huntsville Team also received an award for their amazing 96% excellent and good customer ratings!

Purple Crown

The Purple Crown Award is the highest accolade that we award one franchise owner each year who excels in all our core values from the previous year. The coveted Purple Crown trophy travels home with the franchise owner.

Christine Mamon and Patricia Mesi you are both an excellent example of all our core values!

  • Advocacy – seeking ways to serve your community: You hosted 1 charity event and participated in another.
  • Integrity – never compromising ethics, morals, or standards.
  • Excellence – providing exceptional quality portraits and great customer service: You earned many of our highest scores in print competition and walked the extra mile with your customers!
  • Respect – always showing concern and dignity for your customers and franchise family.
  • Legacy – operating your business to strengthen your commitment to family and community: You increased your annual sales by 37% and created more jobs!