Yes, it’s officially true.
I can actually say I won an award in an international wedding photography contest.
I placed 20th in the “Getting Ready” category in the Artistic Guild of the Wedding Photojournalist Association’s (AGWPJA) 2009 1st Quarter contest. It was the first contest of the year. The award-winning image was from my April 4th, 2009 wedding in Minnetonka, MN.
I’ve never entered any of my wedding photos in any contest before and knowing I placed in the Top 20 amongst hundreds of other talented wedding photographers in the world – well, it makes me feel pretty good about what I do for my clients.