Monday, December 24, 2007

Home Again, and AGWPJA contest placing!

We are back from all of our traveling, getting ready for Christmas and unpacking, and catching up with our kitten, families, and friends. I'll be back in the office for "real" on Wednesday afternoon, but for now I just wanted to say Merry Christmas... and to share that this photo of beautiful Meeghan getting ready for her wedding placed in the AGWPJA - that's the Artistic Guild of the Wedding PhotoJournalist Association. I had never entered images in the Artistic Guild contest before so my mouth dropped open in surprise when I saw this! I didn't even remember which photos I had entered!




There is so much great work in these contests that it's an honor to place at all. Here are some quotes from the AGWPJA's website which I think fit my work pretty well - more so than just straight photojournalism (which isn't necessarily "pretty" enough):

"The Artistic Guild of the Wedding Photojournalist Association is a distinct division within the Wedding Photojournalist Association (WPJA). The [AG]WPJA focuses strictly on the artistic and "fine art" aspects of wedding photojournalism... [AG]WPJA members are international wedding photojournalists, who excel both in creating outstanding images through a documentary approach, and in the art of post-production processing of wedding photographs. In a nutshell, [AG]WPJA photographers take great candid pictures, enhance them using the technology available, and deliver museum-quality images from your wedding day."

I love it!

Have a lovely holiday and a great week!

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wonderful image.
Like the Caryatids at the Acropolis.

Congrats!
mnp

John Sanderson said...

You are Jessamyn the great! and nobody should ever consider you or your work anything less! Simply and amazing wedding photographer. How do your clients choose what to print?

dougphoto said...

big snap, great shot.

Jennifer Cook said...

Love it and congratulations!

Autumn Burke Photography said...

congrats!! such a great shot - I love her expression!

Grazier Photography said...

congratulations - it's such an honor to be recognized! Enna

Jessica Del Vecchio said...

Great capture, Jessamyn! I love it! Congratulations!

Lauren Cohn-Frankel said...

Yay! Today the AGWPJA...tomorrow, the world!

Cristina said...

Congratulations! That is a great shot.

Ruth Rackley said...

Awesome! congrats on placing. It's a great image !