BREAKING & AWESOME NEWS TODAY!!!!!
Today I received one of the best emails I have ever!!!
The email came completely out of the blue from a Company called SLR Lounge. I’m sure there are many photographers out there that have heard of them & know how respected they are. The email was to inform me that I have been selected as one of 100 Top Wedding Photographers in the US & Canada for 2016. There we just 15 selected for the whole of Canada.
I had no idea that such a list existed or that my work was being stringently looked at and critiqued until the email arrived letting me know that I had made it through their selection process and indeed I was on the list – WOW is all I said to myself followed by a puff of the cheeks, a sign, a fist pump and a huge smile & few BOOMs!!!
Just for the record I’ve never entered any photography competitions or bought/paid my way into receiving an award or accolade as I don’t believe in doing this. For me its about focusing more on what I do, how I can get better as a photographer and providing the best service possible to the couples who book me.
Yes I like to try new things, push the boundaries & step off the safe path. Sometimes things don’t work out as expected first time round, but I learn from this, tweak my approach and try again until I get what I’m after, the vision that’s in my head.
So when the email arrived from SLR Lounge to inform me that according to them I have been recognized as 1 of the top 100 Wedding Photographers in the US and Canada for 2016 I was bowled over. I don’t do what I do for recognition like this but when it comes from such a respected source it makes all the hard work and dedication worthwhile.
I am sure there were many photographers up for consideration that didn’t make it through the selection process but having made it onto such an illustrious list of dedicated wedding professionals is a huge honor.
SLR Lounge pride themselves on selecting photographers for their top 100 list by imposing a stringent 4 step selection process. You can see the full list and how they go about selecting photographers here. Keep an eye out for No 35, which is yours truly.
So there it is, one of the best 100 Wedding Photographers in the US and Canada for 2016!!!!! Not much else to say apart from BOOOOOM!!!!!