Awards Received

During his travels Ed has photographed some of the most unique and appealing images from a variety of locations and settings. His work has been published by Kodak, Fuji, and Intel; and he is often sought after as one of the premier photographers in the state. Ed is also active in the Professional Photographers of America, the Indiana Professional Photographers Guild, and the Daguerre Club of Indiana. Since entering professional competition in 1995, Ed has acquired a number of awards. Locally he is active in the Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce, Daybreak Rotary and Men who Give.

2nd Place Color Open category

Blue Sunset

Recieved: August 8, 2016

This photo received a 2nd place fnish at the 2016 Indiana State Fair in August 2016. This photo was taken in the yard of Jan & Ed Millermeier when they lived in Wisconsin.


4th Place Color Wedding Category at 2016 Indiana State Fair

Passion in the Vines

Recieved: August 8, 2016

This photo was taken in Benton Harbor Michigan at the wedding for Erin & Charlie Notary in October, 2015. This received a 4th place in the color wedding category at the 2016 Indiana State Fair.


2nd Place Black & White Architectural at 2016 Indiana State Fair

Up the Down Stairs

Recieved: August 8, 2016

This photo was taken in Montego Bay in January 2016. It received the award of 2nd place in black and white architecture at the 2016 Indiana State Fair. I also 4th in the state for the Top Ten Award.


1st Place B/W Wedding Category at 2015 Indiana State Fair

"The Look of Love"

Recieved: August 10, 2015

This photograph was taken on July 18, 2015 at the wedding for Chad & Chantel Boruff. It was taken with a Canon digital camera converted to shoot only black and white infrared.


3rd Place in the Color Wedding category at the 2015 Indiana State Fair

"Swept Away"

Recieved: August 10, 2015

This photo was taken on the wedding day of Brayden & Lauren Merrell on July 4, 2015 in Kokomo Indiana.


Displayed at the 2015 Indiana State Fair

"Curiosity"

Recieved: August 10, 2015

This photo was taken of the flower girl at the wedding for Brayden and Lauren Merrell on July 4, 2015 in Kokomo Indiana.


Top Ten Photographer at the 2012 PPI Convention

First Love

Recieved: February 10, 2012

This photo was taken at a family portrait session when their son saw his reflection in the hubcap of my car and gave it a kiss.


Top Ten at the 2012 PPI Convention

Rainy Day Wedding

Recieved: February 10, 2012

This photograph was taken on September 24, 2011 on the wedding day of Anita Hawkins and Aaron Wood at the Rose Garden in Fort Wayne.


Top Ten Photographer at the 2012 PPI Convention

Sealed With a Kiss

Recieved: February 10, 2012

This photograph was taken on June 4th, 2012 at the wedding for Taylor Blumling and Kyle Pearl in front of the Holiday Inn Select in downtown Lafayette.


Top Ten Photographer at the 2012 PPI Convention

Cathedral Wedding

Recieved: February 10, 2012

This photograph was taken at St Mary's Cathedral in Lafayette on May 7, 2011 at the wedding for Sara Niklas & Lucas Lehtinen. It also received a merit at the Mid America Regional in Madison Wisconsin.


Top Ten Photographer at the 2012 PPI Convention

Last One

Recieved: February 10, 2012

The last leaf left on the tree, taken at Brown County State Park in October 2011.


Top Ten Photographer at 2012 PPI Convention & merit at Regional

Early Morning Ride

Recieved: February 10, 2012

This photograph was taken in July 2011 at the Indiana Art Museum with a Canon 30D that has been converted to shoot only black and white infrared.


Top Ten Photographer at 2012 PPI Convention

The Hideaway

Recieved: February 10, 2012

This was taken at a pottery shop in Brown County in October 2011, and it was taken with a Canon 30D that has been converted to shoot only black and white ifrared.


Top Ten Photographer at the 2012 PPI Convention

Autumn Classic

Recieved: February 10, 2012

This photograph of my 1936 Buick Roadmaster was taken at the Purdue Ag Farm in October 2011.


2nd Place in the Wedding Category at the 2011 Indiana State Fair

With This Ring I Thee Wed

Recieved: August 15, 2011

This photograph was taken at St. Mary's Cathedral in Lafayette at a wedding in September 2010.


1st Place B&W Illustrative at the 2011 Indiana State Fair

Early Morning Ride

Recieved: August 15, 2011

This photograph was taken at the Indiana Art Museum a couple of weeks before the 2011 Indiana State Fair. It was taken wth a Canon 30D and the sensor has been altered so it will only shoot black and white infrared.


Highest scoring wedding photograph at the 2010 Indiana State Fair

"The Song of Love"

Recieved: August 6, 2010

This photograph was taken on July 24, 2010 behind The Trails reception hall in Lafayette, Indiana on the wedding day for Erin Bassett & Jonathan Hoke.


Merit at the MARC convention

"The Lobby"

Recieved: February 1, 2010

This photograph was taken in November 2009, in the Marriott in downtown Atlanta. Just look up, and you will see this view. This received a merit at the MARC convention in Indianapolis in February 2010.


MARC Merit

"Archangels"

Recieved: February 1, 2010

This photgraph was taken of the ceiling at St Mary's Cathedral in January 2010 while there for a wedding. It received a merit at the MARC convention in Indianapolis in February 2010.


3rd Place at the Indiana State Fair

"Modern Love"

Recieved: August 1, 2009

This phtograph was taken in a corn field in Fowler in June 2009 after a wedding with a digital infrared camera. It received a 3rd place ribbon at the Indiana State Fair.


merit at PPI, merit at PPA, published in the 2009 PPA Showcase book

"Weathered by Time"

Recieved: March 1, 2009

This photograph was taken at the Indiana Dunes State Park in October 2005. It received a merit at PPI, a merit at PPA, and is published in the 2009 PPA Showcase Book.


2008 highest scoring wedding print at API, Kodak Gallery at PPI, Fuji Award, PPA Loan Print

"Bottom's Up!"

Recieved: February 8, 2008

This wedding photograph received the Silver Award in the wedding category, and the Kodak Gallery Award for the best wedding photograph at the 2008 PPI state convention. At the 2008 Mid America Regional Conference convention in March this photo received an award for the highest scoring wedding photo, and the Fuji Masterpiece award. In June, at national PPA judging this photograph was selected to be part of the Loan Collection. This photo also received a 2nd place ribbon at the Indiana State Fair.


Merit Print

"Of The Same Stripe"

Recieved: February 8, 2008

This photograph of the mother and baby zebra was taken January, 2008 at Busch Gardens while riding on the train. This was shot at 3200asa.


Merit print at 2008 PPI

"Waiting For Sunset"

Recieved: February 8, 2008

This photograph was taken at Sand Key, Florida, in January 2008, after the sun had set. This was shot at 3200asa.


2008 PPI merit print, 2008 MARC merit print

"At All Angles"

Recieved: February 8, 2008

This photograph was taken in Columbus, Indiana in November, 2007. It was taken with a digital black and white infrared camera.


2008 PPI Merit Award

"A Reflection of Life"

Recieved: February 8, 2008

This photograph was taken with a digital black and white infrared camera. It was taken in Greenwood Cemetery in Brooklyn, New York in August 2007.


Merit at PPI and PPA

"The Ballerina"

Recieved: March 1, 2007

This is a portrait of a high school senior taken in the studio and it received a merit at PPI convention and a merit at PPA.


Merit at PPA convention

"Waiting on a Ride"

Recieved: March 1, 2007

This photograph was taken in downtown Savannah with a digital infrared camera.


Highest scoring wedding print at PPI, Kodak Gallery Award, Merit at PPA 2006

"The Kiss"

Recieved: March 1, 2006

This photograph was taken at Purdue University with Hovde Hall in the background. This recevied the PPI awards of highest scoring wedding photograph, the Kodak Gallery Award, and a merit at PPA national convention. This shows my car in the background.


Top Ten Photographers

"Quiet Reflection"

Recieved: February 25, 2005

This photograph was taken in Florida at Sand Key Beach in January 2005 with a Canon digital Infrared camera at dusk. I entered this in competition at Professional Photographers of Indiana and it helped my print case get "Top Ten Photographers" of Indiana. I entered this print at Mid-East competition and I received the award of "Top Ten Photographer" for the 6 state competition. This photo received the "Best of Show" Award at the 2006 Indiana State Fair in the professional division.


Top Ten Photographers

"My Fine Feathered Friend"

Recieved: February 24, 2005

This photograph was taken in Florida in January 2005. It was part of my print case at the Indiana State Convention and helped me get into the "Top Ten Photographers" for the state of Indiana. I entered this print at Mid-East Regional competition, and I received another "Top Ten Photographers" award for a 6 state competition.


Top Ten Photographers

"Path to Paradise"

Recieved: February 24, 2005

This photograph was taken on Sand Key Beach, Florida in January 2005 with a Canon digital Infrared camera. I received "Top Ten Photographer" for the state of Indiana, and "Top Ten Photographer at the Mid-East convention, a 6 state competiton.


Top Ten Photographers

"Looking for Lunch"

Recieved: February 24, 2005

This photograph was taken in Florida in January, 2005. It was part of my print case that earned me "Top Ten Photographer" for the state of Indiana. I entered it at Mid-East Regional competition, and I received "Top Ten Photographer" honors.


Top Ten Photographers

"Our Day"

Recieved: February 4, 2005

This photograph was taken of a mother and daughter at Lake Michigan in May 2004 with a Canon digital Infrared camera. The infrared really accentuated the clouds at the beach. I received "Top Ten Photographer" award in Indiana.


Top Ten Photographers

"Color My World With Love"

Recieved: March 10, 2004

This photograph was taken in Cincinnatti August 9th, 2003 on the wedding day of Jeff & Julie Pugh. It was taken in the Bengals stadium with the skyline of Cincinnatti in the background. This photo was in my printcase that received the "Top Ten Photographer of Indiana" award.


Merit Award

"The Lookout"

Recieved: July 20, 2003

This photo of a little boy was taken in Burma in February 2003 in a small town just across the border from MeiSai Thailand. This photo received a merit at Professional Photographers national convention and it was selected to be part of a permanent traveling loan collection for American Society of Photographers. It is also published in the 2003 Loan Collection Book by Professional Photographers of America.


Merit at PPA, and Gold in the wedding category at PPI

"Pretty in Red"

Recieved: March 1, 2002

This photograph received a merit at Mid-East convention in March 2002.