2011 AIPP Epson SA Family Photographer of the Year!!

How's that for a mouthful? This last week has been spent helping organise, and participating in the AIPP Epson South Australian Professional Print Awards. In other words, this is our state's big daddy photography awards, and as I'm on the State Council of the SA AIPP, it was a mammoth undertaking. We had a wonderful time, fantastic judges from both Adelaide and interstate, and some incredibly beautiful images up for judging. So, the fantastic news is that I managed to not only score 6 merits out of the 8 images entered (one gold, one silver distinction and four silvers), but I also won the category of SA Family Photographer of the Year. This particular category is only two years old, but was created to recognise those of us who strive to create excellent work, every day for our clients. To be awarded for that is beyond my wildest dreams.

This is the winning portfolio, and I couldn't be prouder. Each image has a gorgeous family, and even more, a gorgeous story behind it. It says it all about how I approach photographing your children, and the real winners are the children who have beautiful portraits of what their childhood looked like.

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A huge thanks to the AIPP, especially my fellow members of the SA Council and the esteemed interstate judges. A huge hug and a kiss for every one of my beautiful clients who allow me into their lives to record their family history. It's a privilege and a joy.

Simone xo