Cindy Behnke owns Behnke Photographers, along with her husband Bert, a studio established in 1956 by Bert’s parents. Cindy has won numerous awards in salon print competitions as well as serving her professional associations. She is a past-president of the Associated Professional Photographers of Illinois and currently serves as a PPA Councilor and is a past director of PPA Charities.
Awards & Honors
Cindy holds the degrees of Master of Photography and Photographic Craftsman from the Professional Photographers of America. She has also earned Photographer of the Year awards from both PPA and APP of Illinois. In 2001, she received the prestigious Legacy Award from PPA Charities and has earned the National Award from Illinois. Her photographs have earned numerous Kodak Gallery and Fuji Masterpiece awards.
Cindy has given programs on portraiture to numerous state, local, national and international associations. She is also a PPA Approved Emeritus Juror.