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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Winner | 2012 South Carolina Wedding Photographer of the Year

I'll never forget it. We were sitting on the bus in Miami, just getting back from a fantastic vacation in the Caribbean. Although we had a great time on the trip we had something lurking in the back of our minds. The South Carolina Association of Wedding Photographer's annual competition was happening that same week, and we wouldn't be able to check the results until we got back.

Now that we had cell phone reception again, my wife Debra turned on her phone to see what had happened in the world over the past week. A few minutes later she started to cry. I asked her what happened. She just said, "Never mind you will see soon enough." Concerned that someone had died I bugged her more and she gave in... we had been awarded "2012 South Carolina Wedding Photographer of the Year" at the competition. And then we just kind of sat there for a moment of disbelief. Then she said it again "you did it babe! your South Carolina Wedding Photographer of the Year!" ... Had I not been sitting in a congested bus I probably would have tried to do a cartwheel.

So yea. Wow. I guess this is that awkward part where someone has to say a bunch of thankful things to a lot of people. But honestly, if your reading this, then THANK YOU. Really, this wouldn't be possible without the incredible gift God has given me, my awesome wife for all her help during the weddings, and of course some fantastic couples to work with.

Here's a look at our winning portfolio (complete with new fancy logos!):

South Carolina Wedding Photographer of the Year 2012 Winning Portfolio


South Carolina Wedding Photographer of the Year 2012 Winning Portfolio


South Carolina Wedding Photographer of the Year 2012 Winning Portfolio


South Carolina Wedding Photographer of the Year 2012 Winning Portfolio


South Carolina Wedding Photographer of the Year 2012 Winning Portfolio


South Carolina Wedding Photographer of the Year 2012 Winning Portfolio


South Carolina Wedding Photographer of the Year 2012 Winning Portfolio


South Carolina Wedding Photographer of the Year 2012 Winning Portfolio


South Carolina Wedding Photographer of the Year 2012 Winning Portfolio


South Carolina Wedding Photographer of the Year 2012 Winning Portfolio


South Carolina Wedding Photographer of the Year 2012 Winning Portfolio


South Carolina Wedding Photographer of the Year 2012 Winning Portfolio


South Carolina Wedding Photographer of the Year 2012 Winning Portfolio


South Carolina Wedding Photographer of the Year 2012 Winning Portfolio


South Carolina Wedding Photographer of the Year 2012 Winning Portfolio


South Carolina Wedding Photographer of the Year 2012 Winning Portfolio


South Carolina Wedding Photographer of the Year 2012 Winning Portfolio


South Carolina Wedding Photographer of the Year 2012 Winning Portfolio


South Carolina Wedding Photographer of the Year 2012 Winning Portfolio


South Carolina Wedding Photographer of the Year 2012 Winning Portfolio

In addition we also won some other awards in some of the individual categories:

South Carolina Wedding Photographer of the Year 2012 Winning Portfolio
1st Place - Getting Ready Category

South Carolina Wedding Photographer of the Year 2012 Winning Portfolio
1st Place - Details Category

South Carolina Wedding Photographer of the Year 2012 Winning Portfolio
2nd Place - Wedding Reception Category

South Carolina Wedding Photographer of the Year 2012 Winning Portfolio
Honorable Mention - Wedding Reception Category

South Carolina Wedding Photographer of the Year 2012 Winning Portfolio
Honorable Mention - Couples Portrait Category

South Carolina Wedding Photographer of the Year 2012 Winning Portfolio
Honorable Mention - Wedding Ceremony Category

So excited!! I also wanted to personally thank the three judges, Jeff Blake, and the South Carolina Association of Wedding Photographers for putting on the contest each year.

If you've got a lot of time to kill you can view the entire judging and awards ceremony on youtube at: https://www.youtube.com/user/jeffblakephoto
Also, to see the official results or to read more about the contest feel free to visit: http://www.scawpj.com/

7 comments:

  1. What a wonderful honor!

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  2. Amazing and so deserving!!!

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  3. Congratulations! Keep up the exceptionally great work!

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  4. Congrats Josh! You totally deserve it - I love seeing so many of Katie & Jerry's photos in there! Time for you to celebrate!

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  7. Congratulations Josh! I've seen this wedding and it's really romantic! I know lots of women dream to have wedding like this and me as well but the most important in a wedding is that, we're going to be married to man that we really loved.


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