Let's be frank about awards: I don't do what I do to win awards...but they sure are nice and they look pretty on my table and walls. LOL. But seriously, a satisfied client who raves about my work and tells all of her friends is worth more than any award. That being said, let's talk about awards again. :D
I've been fortunate to win more than my share over the past couple of years, and I admit that it is gratifying -- and humbling -- to have my work recognized by my peers. One truth about awards is that once you win one, especially a "Best of Show", you work harder and push yourself even more to create increasingly better work and top what you've done in the past. It's a key reason why my photography does stand out; I continually push myself to something new, different and stunning every time I pick up a camera. The benefit of this is a cadre of very happy clients. The side benefit has been the bucket o' awards that I've earned of late. I'm very glad and fortunate to have both.
Here are some of the awards I garnered in the past few years: