Julie and I just returned from Las Vegas, where we attended the 2009 WPPI (Wedding and Portrait Photographers International) Convention and Trade Show. I attended last year as well, but it was even better this time around. I am very excited to report that 3 of the prints I had entered in the 16x20 print competition received Awards of Excellence! What a thrill! As I walked through the gallery that displayed the accredited prints, I realized how awesome this really is. My work was hanging along with that of some of my favourite and most admired photographers. Seriously. The prints were judged by the best of the best in the world. It was an honour to have them look at my work at all, and to critique it.. but to be judged so highly was quite a thrill.
Here are the images of the prints that received awards :
Many thanks to my wonderful clients who continue to inspire me and challenge me and allow me to capture such awesome images.