Over the past few years I have had very little time to enter wedding photography competitions as I’ve been focusing on my clients, images and growing my business. One of the goals I set for 2013 is to start entering more image competitions and, I am proud and honored to announce that the Triangle Chapter of NACE awarded me their “Photographer of the Year” award for 2012. This was my first “true” competition I had entered and to say I am flattered is a gross understatement. The rules of the competition were pretty simple. Submit 2 photos (or two photo collages), write a small story giving more details on why the wedding was being featured and submit them. As our NACE chapter has many other photographers as members (and on the board), another chapter was asked to judge the competition. When it was announced I has won, I was a bit in disbelief because there was some very stiff competition with 8 other submissions for the award. It was a true honor for me to be recognized in front of such an illustrious group of my peers.
Just in case you wanted to see what all the fuss is about, I’ve posted the two collages below and, of course, a photo of the award (which is on a heirloom Bavarian China plate from the 1940′s). The wedding I selected was Britni & Orry’s Charleston Wedding I shot at Lowndes Grove last year. If you have never been, it is an amazing venue nestled on the banks of the Ashley river. I joked that all you had to do was point the camera somewhere and click the button – the venue really is that amazing! I hop you enjoy the photos below.
Thanks to everyone – my clients, vendors & venues who have supported my business and I really look forward to producing more awesome work for you in 2013!