Awards

 

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:

  • 2013 INTERNATIONAL BRONZE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR - Professional Photographers of America
  • 2012 INTERNATIONAL BRONZE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR - Professional Photographers of America
  • 2011 INTERNATIONAL GOLD PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR - Professional Photographers of America
  • 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2009, 2008 and 2007 Best of Show - Wedding ~ Wisconsin PPA
  • 2014 WISCONSIN ARTIST OF THE YEAR - first runner up
  • 2015, 2011 WISCONSIN PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR - first runner up
  • 2015, 2014, 2011, 2010 Top 10 Wisconsin Photographer ~ Wisconsin PPA
  • 2012, 2011, 2010, 2008 and 2007 Kodak Gallery Award - Wedding ~ Kodak Company
  • 2011, 2010, 2009 South Central PPA Wedding Image of the Year
  • 2011, 2010 and 2007 Fuji Masterpiece Award ~ Wedding
  • 2011 American Society of Photographers State Elite Award
  • 2015, 2013, 2012, and 2008 Judge's Choice Award ~ Wisconsin PPA
  • 2008 Outstanding Achievement Award ~ Wisconsin PPA
  • 2011, 2010 and 2008 Artistic Merit Award - Wedding ~ Wisconsin PPA
  • 2014, 2012 PPA Showcase Collection
  • 2011, 2008 and 2007 Loan Collection ~ PPA