Over the past few years we have been entering the Wedding and Portrait Photographers International (WPPI)
print competitions. When you submit an image for the competition you are given a score and feed back from the judges on how to improve your images. We have loved getting our images back and seeing how we can improve our work to better serve our couples. In past years we have scored high enough on several image to earn several Accolades of Excellence. Getting those Accolades has been very honoring and pushed us strive to keep our scores up.
This past week we received word about the latest print competition results and we beyond thrilled to find out that one of our images scored high enough to earn the second place award in the composite category! It was a huge shock and honor to have an image score this high! We are beyond thrilled and so incredibly humbled by this award and cannot believe we earned this honor.
Here is look at our winning image. We cannot thank Jenn and Ben enough for allowing us to capture their beautiful wedding at Spring Creek Ranch! Without them being so open to our vision we would not have won this award. This image was taken just moments before a huge storm hit and we loved the mystery that the incoming ominous clouds add to this image. We love when our couples trust us and allow us to create beautiful work for them! We owe a huge thank you to all our couples for trusting us with their day and for allowing us to share in your joy and celebration! Also a huge thank you to WPPI for the huge honor you have given our studio with this award!
(For photographers we shot this using the Brenizer Method. The final image is 23,000 pixels x 8,000 pixels and the original 16 images were shot on a D800 at 200mm f2.8. That is equivalent to using a 70mm 0.98 lens)
Savannah and Philip
Happy July Everyone! We can’t believe that it is already July 1st and our wedding season is fully under way. We have a couple announcements that we would like to share with you guys.
First huge congratulations to Philip for winning a Fearless Award for the above image! Over 11,000 images were submitted and only 253 images received awards. After looking through the gallery of the winning images it was definitely an honor to be included in such an amazing group of photographers. We are super excited to add another award to our studio collection. We have worked really hard over the years to provide the very best for our clients and it is nice to be recognized by our peers for our work.
Second we will be starting renovations on our studio space this week. We hope to be done within the next two weeks. We will be answering emails and phone calls during this renovation time but we will not be meeting with clients during the renovations. If you need to set up a time to meet with us we will be available after July 14th. We can’t wait for the studio to be finished so that we might serve our clients even better!
Savannah and Philip.
Throughout our career as wedding photographers we have worked extremely hard to master our craft. That means learning new skills and pushing ourselves as far as we can with our skill set.
Recently we were accepted into a group known as Fearless Photographers. The mission statement of Fearless Photographers:an international network of bold, daring photographers for fearless couples. Within this network we are able to compete in print competitions among our peers. These peers are the top of the industry and photographers we look up to. During the last print competition over 1500 images were entered and only 141 received Fearless Awards. We were honored to have one of our images place and win a Fearless Award.
Huge thanks to Cary and Laura for being Fearless and trusting us with their images and giving us creative freedom to make great art!
Savannah and Philip