As I gently return back to earth after a weekend of tradeshow-ing, award-winning, and socialising with some of my favourite people, it's high time I do some blogging about what last weekend was about (and why I've been a bit scarce!). I'm part of an industry organisation, the AIPP that runs it's major national awards every June, and it's always such brilliant fun. Photographers, as a rule, are incredibly social...you can imagine what the awards dinner is like! We enter four prints, fingers crossed, nails bitten and don't dare hope that someone will love them as much as we (and our clients!) do. I was particularly proud of my entries though, it felt like a real expression of my 'voice'. The shot of the kids under the sprinkler was especially important to me, as it's of the family of close friends. It made my whole weekend that the proud dad of those girls was sitting next to me as that print was judged and won a silver award. Such a gorgeous full circle moment :) Three of my prints merited, with two silvers and a silver distinction. Woohoo!
So, the prints! I couldn't be more thrilled. We go to these things hoping...but never suspect what we can achieve. It's very gratifying after a year's worth of incredibly hard work. A big thankyou to my gorgeous subjects, Jo, Elizabeth, Max, Bec, Stella, Lulu and Jemima :) xo