What a year so far!!

Gosh- what an amazing few weeks 2013 has been for me!  I’ve been knocked over with such great news, and for a person who loves weddings more than anything else- it’s made my whole year!

First of all, while traveling in New Zealand with my wonderful boyfriend over the holidays (he’s a Kiwi!) I got the news at the local library (free wifi!) that I had finally won a gold metal with WPJA (Wedding Photojournalist Association), but not just for second or third place, but for the mother of all places… first, a FIRST place, for one of my photos!!  It was so exciting mostly because I’ve been trying in earnest for 6 years and there are thousands of entries in each category, so I busted out in tears there in the tiny library in the middle of nowhere!  WPJA is the premier organization for wedding photojournalism, so it’s indeed such an honor!

http://www.wpja.com/contests/55-2012-q3-contest/09-scene-setters.html#1

And the second thing is that I was awarded with WeddingWire’s Bride’s Choice for 2013!  Woot woot!

http://www.weddingwire.com/brides-choice-awards

Number three is that I was chosen to be the only photographer at the Gump’s Bridal Fair, February 10th!! Yes- Gump’s- San Francisco’s most prestigious shop ever!

http://www.gumps.com/s/Bridal?cm_mmc=Vanity-_-Multi-_-Bridal+Event-_-bridal

And number four just arrived today- my second greeting card with Palm Press Inc.!!! http://www.palmpressinc.com    They chose this photo below from another contest I had won with WPJA and asked to use it for a greeting card!  Heck ya!

Thanks Meagen and Anthony for letting Palm Press use your photo!

Thanks for sharing my joy of 2013!  It’s been quite a ride!  😀

 

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