I’ve had the last couple of weeks off from weddings to concentrate on catching up with business *stuff*, sorting out my workshops and trying to get the new studio ready. I was really pleased however to get a couple of emails last week notifying me of a couple of awards that some of my images have received recently.
Firstly, came notification that the following image, from Poppy & Rasim’s Turkish/Cypriot wedding had won a Gold award in the Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographer monthly competition in the category Wedding Photojournalism (luckily). This is one of my all time favourite images, and it has won a few awards now:
The Second award was from the prestigious Artistic Guild of the Wedding Photojournalism Association. The following image, from Chris and Sophie’s wedding was placed fourth overall in the 2010 Q4 category: Kids being Kids.
The Artistic Guild of the Wedding Photojournalist Association AG|WPJA is comprised of outstanding wedding photographers, who are at the forefront of the wedding photography industry.
The AG|WPJA establishes and upholds high standards that are taken into consideration during the judging process for our wedding photography contests. Using all artistic tools at their disposal, members skillfully enliven their work in post production processing.
The judges comments for this image were:
“Great shot with fantastic gesture. The crop on the shoulders really helps this composition and works well.”
The judge for this competition was Seth Resnick who is one of North America’s most prolific corporate, editorial and stock photographers. Seth is greatly in demand for his beautiful graphic images in both natural and created light. Resnick has been published in the world’s most prestigious magazines. His credits include over 2500 publications worldwide and his clients constitute a virtual list of Corporate America.
He is co-founder of D-65, an organization teaching digital workflow workshops. Resnick is at the forefront of digital innovation working with Adobe, Canon, Xrite, Epson and others to help them formulate more useful products for photographers. He is a member of the prestigious Canon Explorer of Light program as well as an Alpha/Beta and feature consultant for Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom.
There were only five photographers from the UK who were placed in this competition so I’m very proud of that achievement.