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Local Photographer Earns Master Of Photography Degree


Muffet Petrehn of Muffet Petrehn Image Design was recognized for Superior Image Making with Professional Photographers of America’s Master of Photography Degree.

Muffet with Dennis Hammon and PPA president Tim Walden at the PPA Award's Ceremony

Muffet with Dennis Hammon and PPA president Tim Walden at the PPA Award’s Ceremony

Muffet Petrehn of Muffet Petrehn Image Design in Paola has earned the Master of Photography degree from Professional Photographers of America (PPA ).  The degree was presented to Petrehn by PPA President Tim Walden, M.Photog.Cr.Hon.M.Photog.,F-ASP, at the association’s annual convention, Imaging USA  in Atlanta GA.


This degree means that Petrehn has met the Standards Of Excellence set by PPA.  She has been awarded the Master of Photography degree in recognition of her superior photographic competence demonstrated through success in photographic competition, advanced education and service to the profession.


Petrehn’s Master’s Degree – and all that it requires – illustrates her accomplishments and talent as one of a select few.  Several of her competition prints have been selected by PPA to travel the world in their Loan Collection Exhibit.


Petrehn operates her unique studio on her nine-acre farm just south of Spring Hill Kansas.  Besides being awarded her Master of Photography degree she has also been awarded many prestigious awards including PPA photographer of the year, The Fuji Film Masterpiece award, Kansas and Kansas City Top 10 photographers.  Her work has been featured in the PPA magazine, and in a variety of brochures and advertisements for the PPA.  Many of her images have been used in print and video for the Kansas Professional Photographers, Down Syndrome Guild, PhotoOne Software, Mid South Color Lab and several others businesses.


Professional Photographers of America ( PPA) is the largest international non-profit association created by professional photographers.  Almost as long-lived as photography itself, PPA has roots back to 1869.  It has never stopped growing and looking for new ways to assist its now 25,000 members. See why photographers love PPA at


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Contact: Muffet Petrehn


I was coming home one late afternoon right before Christmas  and saw all of these birds in a field a little way down the street.  I don’t think that I  have ever seen so many migrating birds in one place before.  Of course I had to run home grab my camera and try to capture a few images.

















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Most of you know that my son Taylor is a Chef and a very amazing one at that!  This morning Taylor surprised me by coming by and making me his incredible home made scones!!  YUM!!  He is currently selling them at Dean and Deluca if this image makes you hungry : )

Just thought for fun that I would post an image that I took two years ago. I have so many images that I take and then do nothing with.  Lack of time I suppose.  I remember that I was out feeding the horses when these clouds popped up. They were changing so fast I was afraid that I would miss the shot when I ran to grab my camera.   I don’t believe that we got any rain that night but someplace sure did.

A few weeks ago I was able to Travel to Kentucky to photograph my beautiful niece Maggie. I really love going to new places to photograph and Maggie was wonderful to work with.  ( I know I am a bit biased but her images will speak for themselves ) : )
If you are interested in having me travel to do your session please call me at the studio. 913-783-4529
I am always up for a new adventure!

Be sure to take a look at her video too : )

It has been a challenge photographing outdoors in this heat.  The trick from this session… Start Early, loose the shirts, and popsicles at the end : )  We had a lot of fun!!

Ok….  I admit it, I am a really bad blogger.  Having said that, I am a little bit better at posting images on Face Book.  So please friend me  or look for Muffet Petrehn I should not be too hard to find as I’m pretty sure there is only one of me out there : )

It is amazing how time flies and how that time changes things.  My Daughter Courtney ( with my son Reagan in tow ) left for China last Monday.  Reagan will be there for 3 months but Courtney will be there indefinitely and it will be at least 2 years before she comes home. Taylor my other son will be moving to Lawrence in August. I have wanted to spend every extra moment that I could with Courtney and the boys knowing that soon We would not have that opportunity like I would like.  I chose to cut things out in my day that I would normally do and even Needed to do ( like blogging : ) and FB ) because the fleeting time with my kids is so important to me.

So please forgive the lack of Blogging and yes I am still in business and busier than ever : )

Behind the scenes:  We have been working on a new website – A big project that I am excited about. Like all big projects it is taking much longer than I would like. A few months ago I taught my first photography class to photographers – Very fun!  I am also working on a book : ) more about that later!

Hope you all are having a great summer – If you are wanting images this fall please call soon as last year during that time I booked completely up.
May 14th Muffet will be opening her doors to fellow Professional Photographers and share her knowledge with her peers during her PPA Super Monday Class.

What is Super Monday?

Super Monday is a one-day fundraising event that builds the photographic and business skills of professional photographers. Classes are taught by photographers who host seminars in their studios (or other locations), with the proceeds going to support PPA educational projects. These one-day programs focus on sharing knowledge on topics ranging from lighting, posing and imaging to business, marketing and sales.

Senior from Liberty High and also my very talented niece!  I am very proud of Madeline and in my opinion everyone should have the chance to hear her sing!!