Welcome to MetroPPA

Learn, Network, Share

We’re an enthusiastic group of individuals

brought together by a common passion.

Have a look at what we’ve got coming up,

and if you’re interested in joining Metro PPA

you can click on the Join/Renew tab.

At the Oct 11th meeting we will be having a vote for our next Lifetime Member.

Carrie Holland has been a part of MetroPPA for many years and then joined the board and eventually went thru the Chairs to become President.

(Actually served as President for two terms) 

As a way to honor her for her service we Designate and vote that all Past Presidents recieve this resignation for the time they gave to make this organization better.

November 8th Meeting

Valarie Clayton - "Allow Yourself To Imagine"


Creating images beyond what the eye sees.


My work begins with a photograph. The lines, color and composition of each subject has a strong voice in the direction of the final product. Each subject has its own unique personality that sparks the imagination. The process of combining photography and digital artistry brings that personality to life. These interesting characters will capture the imagination through creative storytelling. Most of all I hope they will encourage the viewer to take a second look at the everyday beauty around us.

Valarie Clayton from Frederick, OK, where I have owned my studio for 22 years. Bought a building, a medium format camera and set out to figure out the world of photography. Education was the first word of advise I received.  January 2000 I walked into my first photography meeting with the kind people of MPPA.

I photograph children, families, seniors & schools. My true passion is creating art.

The past 5 years I have entered print competition. 2019 I received my Photographic Masters Degree and in January will receive my Master Artist Degree.

I am a Member of -

Professional Photographers of America (PPA)

American Society of Photographers (ASP)

Professional Photographers of OK (PPOK)

Professional Photographers of Ozarks (PPO)

Metro Professional Photographers (MPPA)

Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition (OVAC)

To look beyond the obvious and imagine the possibilities.

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Photography Accessories


MetroPPA was founded in 1985 after a group of individuals decided to turn

their shared interests into an official Photography Organization. Since then we’ve grown as a community, and have expanded what we offer to our members.

When you decide to join us, you too will gain access to various events and

most importantly, to a group of like-minded individuals who are just

as passionate as you are.

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Meeting held 2nd Monday of each Month

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