2023 was a big year for me: I won a Story Award, and was named one of the Top 10 USA Wedding Photographers for 2023 by This Is Reportage!
When I photograph weddings, I am thinking only of my couples, capturing the moments and memories of their day, and telling their story through my lens. I'm never thinking of recognition or accolades; which is precisely what makes receiving this award such a joy and an honor!
(And a SURPRISE: when I received the message announcing my award, I was so stunned and grateful that I started crying. My poor hubby walked in the living room at 7am to see me sitting on the couch with my phone in my hand and silent tears streaming down my cheeks. He was, briefly, terrified. :) LOL
What is a "Story Award"?
To win a Story Award, you've got to tell the Story of a whole wedding day...in 20 images or less.
All wedding day long, I'm telling stories with my camera...but can I tell the whole story of an entire wedding day in just 20 images? This Is Reportage limits Story Award entries to a maximum of 15-20 images...no easy task. But through careful curation and sequencing, I was able to capture the most important moments of Irene + Roberto's NYC City Hall Wedding in just 18 images.
Here's Irene + Roberto's wedding day story, told in just 18 images:
This Is Reportage (TiR) is a worldwide community of documentary wedding photographers capturing authentic, candid, real moments.
I joined TiR to find and connect with couples who value candid documentary wedding day storytelling, and to network with other like-minded photographers working at the top of their field. I'm so grateful to TiR for this prestigious award!