I'm an Artistic Guild Weener too!!

posted on: March 13, 2007

Wow! I just found out that I won even more awards from the Artistic Guild of the Wedding Photojournalist Association!! This is a special arm of the WPJA which encourages photographers to go beyond the capture of an image and to take the extra step in the processing and enhancement of that image. You can only become a member by submitting images for contest and receiving awards, so it's a very special honor for me to have received four awards with one image receiving first place in its category, giving me an overall ranking of 3rd in the world. Wow.... is this real? *pinch*pinch* I'm still waiting for someone to tell me that I'm being punked! I just can't believe my name is up there among some of the photographers whose work I drool over on a daily basis... it seriously just blows me away. Without further blaffled blabbing, here are my winning images...

CATEGORY: ENGAGEMENT

Judge's Comments: Engagements are one of my favorite categories and this quarters entries didn't let me down! What a great idea to take a couple to a bowling alley. The retro look, and awesome processing made this image stand out. One hint, separation between the couple's faces (making their face shapes work for you instead of merging) may make this image even better. Congrats on the great location and stellar image.
*(btw.. I totally agree about getting a little separation between the faces in a silhouette)

CATEGORY: DETAILS

Judge's Comments: The heads in the water balance the feet really well. Couple the subject with the blueish toning & strong vignette and the image comes to life!

CATEGORY: CEREMONY

Judge's Comments: The moment before heading down the aisle is a private yet momentous one. Congrats to the photographer for keeping an eye on the bride while positioning themselves for the ceremony. In keeping with the quiet moment, the photographer de-saturated the scene so we find a hint of the bride's face in the upper right corner of the frame.

CATEGORY: ENGAGEMENT

Judge's Comments: The semi-circular motion blur coupled with some great color is completed with a kiss. Some minimal burning on the foreground arm would definitely improve the image.

19 comments, to add [click here]:

  1. Wow, awesome! * CONGRATS! *

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  2. Congrats on your winnings too! That first place engagement is simply amazing!

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  3. Congrats! I knew the guys reflecting in the puddle was a winner the first time I saw it.

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  4. Kathleen8:55 PM

    Anne, that is fantastic news!!! Congratulations!

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  5. you are SUCH an inspiration! congrats!

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  6. YIPPEE YAHOO HOOORAYYY!!!!!!
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    Awww, Anne, I'm so proud of you! And it's extra special that one of our pictures carried you to victory! I'm not taking any credit for the win, though... it's all you and your amazing eye, girl! ;)

    No one deserves it more!

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  7. CONGRATS...totally deserved!

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  8. Horray! Who wouldn't slap the prizes on such aesthetic excellence and fun? Congratulations! I'm actually addicted to Anne's photography...:)

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  9. You Rock thses are awesome!!

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  10. So awesome, Anne! LOVE all of these shots! :) Congrats!

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  11. Congrats Anne! You are amazing and inspiring!

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  12. Love your work Anne. Congrats!!

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  13. Anne, You inspire me so much!!!! Your work is always so amazing!!! Congratulations!!!
    Candy

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  14. Fun Stuff and different for Indiana! I grew up in Batesville, so have a good feel for the state and you are blowing it up!
    Congrats!

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  15. I totally love that top shot! But the ceremony shot is truly wonderful too. (But you knew that already!)

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  16. That groomsmen water reflection shot is seriously one of the best shots I have ever seen in wedding photography details!!! So stinkin artistic!!!

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  17. Anne I know you were an exceptional Artist the moment I saw your work I feel so lucky to have found you before you were so sought after and hard to book, and now look at you!! You are all over the place!

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  18. wow, Anne...don't tell fred egan, but you're my new favorite ;)

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