What happens when you sort through the thousands, and I mean tens of thousands of images that you’ve shot in the previous year, select the few babies that you want to share with the world, and submit them to an international photography competition among some of the most amazing wedding photographers from around the world? If you’re very lucky you get a nod for one or two of your images.
So then what happens when your images place Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Seventh and Tenth in one of these competitions? You hit your head on the ceiling from jumping out of your seat, your heart jumps into your throat, you try not to hold your hand to your mouth like you just won the Miss America pagent and you keep that ‘I just pray for world peace speech’ in your pocket.
It is just a photo competition after all.
The International Society for Professional Wedding Photographers holds quarterly photography competitions for their members from over 30 countries around the world. The photographers are accepted into the society based on portfolio review, and references from other photography professionals so membership in itself is an honor. I’m thrilled to announce that in the latest quarterly competition six of my images placed in the top ten in their respective categories placing me 12th among all ISPWP photographers worldwide.
Many many thanks to all my couples who have again trusted me to document their wedding day in the past year. Without their faith and trust in my photography I wouldn’t have a single image to submit to be considered for the competition.
Check out the images below!