Midwest Iowa Award Winning Photographer, Cedar Rapids, Corridor, Iowa City, Robins, Hiawatha, Marion

I’m excited to receive my 1st gold merit bar from Professional Photographers of America. These are earned by entering print competition, speaking to photography organizations and continuing education. It’s quite an honor.  

Seniors, Class of 2018, Senior Model Team Cedar Rapids Midwest/Corridor High Schools

2018 Senior Models Wanted We are looking for outgoing high school senior girls and guys that are energetic and who love our style to represent our studio during their senior year. There are EXCLUSIVE benefits for our seniors and parents that are only offered through this program. No previous model experience required. Apply today! The […]

Awards / Accomplishments Cedar Rapids Photographer, Midwest Photographer, Iowa Photographer

I am very proud to announce my husband Mark Bortz was honored by the Professional Photographers of America at the 2017 Imaging USA in San Antonio, Tx on Janary 10th with the Master of Photography degree. The degree is awarded to individuals who have demonstrated superior photographic skills in the PPA International Photographic Competition, advanced […]

Senior Pictures- Graduation Open House Party Cedar Rapids, Iowa City, Center Point, Midwest

It’s that time of year to start ordering your 2016 Graduation Open House Party Cards, Vinyl Party Banners, a Cool senior slideshow showcasing your senior pictures set to music that plays on your computer or big screen TV and we also offer a open house sign in book featuring 10 8×8 senior pictures and 10 […]


Had a wonderful time at the Professional Photographers of Iowa convention. Mark and I were very excited to both achieve all Distinguished Merit Prints on our print case winning the 4/4 Pin. We both were honored with Top Ten Iowa Photographer Award in our category’s. I received my Fellow Award, 1st place Master’s Men Portrait, […]

Cedar Rapids/Midwest Professional Photographer

Mary Bortz received 3 Merit Prints at the 2012 PPA’s International Photographic Competition (IPC). It is a world-renowned photographic competition, where entries are evaluated against a standard of excellence (not against each other). This week in Atlanta my images are being showcased at Professional Photographers of America-Imaging USA along with my husband Mark Bortz with […]

Cedar Rapids Award Winning Professional Photographer Receives Master’s Degree

Mary Bortz, M.Photog, CPP has earned the Master of Photography degree from the Professional Photographers of America. The degree was presented to Mary Bortz by PPA President Don Dickson, M.Photog, Cr.Hon.M.Photog., CPP at the association’s annual convention, Imaging USA, held January 15-17, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. She has met the standards of excellence set […]

Congratulations – Loan Print at PPA Competition

Congratulations to Mary Bortz at the Professional Photographers of America International Print Competition for receiving her merits on 3 prints and plus for her 1st Loan Print that will be part of the International Traveling Loan Collection, which travels to different exhibits and is published in a book.. This really means a lot since her […]