Andrea Kramer was recently
awarded the top awards in the International
Professional Photography category in a contest
sponsored by the International Association of
Chiefs of Police. She received her awards at the
International Law Enforcement Torch Run
Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana last week.
The contest was open to
professional and amateur photographers from
around the World.
Andrea and her husband,
David, are both photographers and owners of
Kramer Photography/ Stampede Lake Studio in
Naples. Andrea's winning photographs were taken
during the International Law Enforcement Torch
Run for Special Olympics in Greece last summer.
David and Andrea Kramer
have also been selected to be the photographers
for the International Law Enforcement Torch Run
and the International Conference.
They will be travelling to
South Korea in January to document the Final Leg
that leads up to the opening of the World
Special Olympic Games.
The International Law
Enforcement Torch Run Final Leg Team is composed
of over 100 law enforcement Officers and 10
Special Olympic Athletes from around the world
who will carry the “Flame of Hope” throughout
Korea, arriving for the opening ceremonies of
the 2013 World Special Olympic Games.
The team will be divided up
into two routes, Andrea will be the photographer
for one route, and David will be the
photographer for the other team.
The third member of the
documentation team is from Los Angeles, and he
will do video for both routes.
Law enforcement officers
have always been the Guardians of the Flame for
Special Olympic Athletes.
"This opportunity is
amazing," Dave said. "We get to combine our love
of photography, our involvement with law
enforcement and our support for Special Olympics
all in one event. "