I feel so blessed to announced that last night, in Las Vegas, WPPI announced that I won first place in the “best wedding album (single photographer)” category. This is something that I have always wanted to win, a personal goal of mine for years. I want to say a big thank you to WPPI for giving me the honor of receiving this award.
There have been many talented photographers that have inspired me over the years but above all, I would like to say a big thank you to Jerry Ghionis. Thank you Jerry for being such a great teacher, mentor and inspiration to so many. There is no way that I would have won this competition without the drive that you inspire. You have helped me become a better photographer, you showed me what was possible with this craft and most importantly how to a have fun! So I would like to say a big thank you.
The fact that Jerry Ghionis has won as many album awards as he has over the years, makes me really appreciate how hard he’s worked. It has pushed the industry forward and I would venture to say that WPPI would not be what it is today with out him.
So Jerry, let me know the next time you will be visiting Toronto… because dinner is on me!