I’m not gonna lie… There is just no way the ear-to-ear grin currently plastered on my face is going to be wiped off any time soon. It would seem LBP has turned a corner in the Awards arena these past three days, taking home not one, but FOUR major awards from some of the most respected and prestigious organizations that exist for professional photographers to compete in.
Three days ago the WPJA Q2 Award winners were announced. As a brand new member of that particular organization, which prides itself on very strict membership requirements and a strong primary focus on true photojournalism, this was my first round submitting. We took home 18th place in the highly competitive “Getting Ready” category.
And while 18th place might seem fairly far down on the list, with only eight categories and 20 winners per, that adds up to a total of only 80 awards among the group’s massive International membership who apply each round. I’m thrilled just to have placed, and the addition of their award to my collection means I have now won awards from every major organization I am part of, which include WPJA, ISPWP, and Fearless Photographers.
In addition, Fearless Photographers also announced its award winners just this morning, where I discovered I won an uncanny THREE Fearless awards! With over 14k submissions each round, and only 200-300 winners per, the odds of winning each round are about 2%. It is the most competitive award I am aware exists for wedding photographers and the addition of my three new awards bumped me to the top of the Colorado market, with four live awards total.
As many of you know, we will be scaling back the number of weddings we book for 2015, taking only a very select group of clients who are an ideal fit for our style to make room for us to have actual lives outside of work moving forward. I am so so proud of what we’ve accomplished this year so far, and while I’ll be sad to not be part of so many weddings moving forward, at least we’ll be sending off 2014 with a bang!