Entering Iris Awards has always been a big personal goal of mine - one I wasn't sure I would pluck up the courage for very quickly! But this year I held my breath, and sent off a few prints... purely for the experience and to dip my feet in the waters of the whole Iris world. I was completely stoked to receive four Bronze Awards - three in the 'Wedding Classic' category, and one in the 'Wedding Creative' category!! Definitely an incredible experience, and one I am soooooo happy I was part of. A massive thank you to my wonderful couples who were the stars of my award winning images, and who make my job completely and utterly awesome - Jen and Blair, Kelly and Mark, Crystal and Luke, and Becky and Omid... you guys are awesome! xoxo
Not only did we sit through 3 days of print judging, we also had the most amazing time at the big annual NZIPP conference - Infocus!! My head is full and I learnt soooooooo much - so inspired by awesome international and national speakers.... and I just feel so blessed to be part of such an amazing industry!! NZIPP (New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography) do a fantastic job of educating, growing, inspiring, and resourcing photographers to push boundaries and do the best job possible for our clients. It was incredibly amazing to meet sooooo many more TALENTED and LOVELY photographers, and to actually talk photography non-stop for 5 days!!! *Geeks*. Ah-mazing week.
Bring on the 2013 Iris Awards and Infocus... and bring on this wedding season!!! This past week has given me more and more goals to work towards, and I am soooo looking forward to implementing the things I have learnt! Can't wait to create many magical images with all of our upcoming wedding and portrait clients! xoxoxo