So then 10 rounds of voting happened... with tens of thousands of photos eliminated after each round. And each time, I was beyond surprised to see some of my photos survive the elimination and pop up in the new round! I feel a bit weird sharing successes sometimes... but these are also successes for our awesome clients, so I'm excited to let you know that FIVE of my photos were finalists in their categories!! And one even made it to 8th place!! Crazy? Yes. Totally unexpected? Yes.
So give a massive high-5 to our awesome bride, Nicky, and her hilarious Grandad, for this shot that got 8th PLACE in the 'Just the Guests' category!!
Photographing the guests at the end of the ceremony is one of my favourite moments on a wedding day... people are throwing happiness around like confetti and emotions are bubbling over, and we get to sneakily capture it!
It got 43rd out of nearly 8000 photos in the 'Emotion and Excitement' category! There were sooooo many incredible photographs in this competition, so it was really exciting to see some of our couples making it into the Top 10, the Top 100, and also the 'Best of the Best' round, where all wedding categories were judged against each other! I also had a lot of images placing in the top 10% of all images, so I was really stoked with how far they all went!
And finally these 3 images were all finalists! Just quietly, I'm mostly just proud that wee Eli's All Black thighs made it to computer screens all around the world... haha. Ain't nothing little about them ;)