Fotowerks recognized by the US Institute of Trade and Commerce

Fotowerks Custom Photography receives 2018 American Excellence Award 


Fotowerks Custom Photography receives 2018 American Excellence Award

February 5th 2019 – Fotowerks Custom Photography has been selected for the 2018 American Excellence Award amongst all its peers and competitors by the US Institute of Trade & Commerce (USITC).

Each year the USITC conducts business surveys and industry research to identify companies that have achieved demonstrable success in their local business environment and industry category. They are recognized as having enhanced the commitment and contribution of small businesses through service to their customers and community. Companies of this caliber enhance the consumer driven stature that USITC strives to recognize.

Fotowerks Custom Photography has consistently demonstrated a high regard for upholding business ethics and company values. This recognition by USITC marks a significant achievement as an emerging leader within various competitors and is setting benchmarks that the industry should follow.

As part of the industry research and business surveys, various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the selected companies in each category. This research is part of an exhaustive process that encapsulates a year long immersion in the business climate of its industry.


The USITC is a leading authority on researching, evaluating and recognizing companies across a wide spectrum of industries that meet its stringent standards of excellence. It has spearheaded the idea of independent enterprise and entrepreneurial growth allowing businesses of all sizes to be recognized locally and encouraged globally.

Particular emphasis is given to meeting and exceeding industry benchmarks for customer service, product quality and ethical practices. Industry leading standards and practices have been developed and implementation of the same has been pioneered by the dedicated efforts of the business community and commerce leadership.

More information on USITC can be found at

Robin + Jim

Robin and Jim were married at Grace Community Church on November 17th, 2018.

They had a lovely and intimate ceremony surrounded by loved ones. The reception hall was filled with DIY elements that they had put together for their special day.

After spending time with everyone Robin and Jim were sent off through a shower of bubbles where their car was waiting on them to whisk them away to Memphis, Tennessee.

We wish them all the love, laughter, and happiness in the world.

Kyanne + Chad

On October 20th of 2018, Kyanne and Chad decided to join together in an intimate ceremony in front of family and friends at a beautiful lake house decorated by gorgeous flower arrangements done by Ronnie Childress, Vintage Garden/Everyday Flowers.

After the ceremony, the couple and their guests walked over to the wonderful and delicious cake done by Cakeaholics.

We wish them all the love, laughter, and happiness in the years to come.


Anna + Parrish

On October 6th, 2018 at Mountain Brook Baptist Church Anna and Parrish decided to join together in a beautiful ceremony in front of friends and family. Anna looked gorgeous in her Christina Wu- House of Wu– Designer- A-line- off the shoulder dress with a simple with belt from
from Linda’s in Talisi walking towards Parrish in his classic black and white suit with cummerbund from Mr. Burch.

After declaring their love and devotion to each other, they were spirited away to the Vestavia Country Club where they were met with a wonderfully decorated reception hall with gorgeous cakes by Magnificent Cakes, who did the bride’s cake, and by Edgar’s Bakery Colonnade, who did the groom’s cake. At the front of the reception hall, the band Even Odd’s was playing music for everyone to dance to!

At the end of the night. after dancing, taking photos in the photo booth from Birmingham Photo Booths, and just having a ball, the couple was sent off under an arch of sparklers.

We wish them all the love, laughter, and happiness in the world!