We just got back from WPPI and it was so very nice to hang out with some of my very favorite Photography friends!!! I have been going to WPPI for about six years and have made a lot of great friends that I treasure.
A BIG congratulations to DOUG BOX and his beautiful wife LaVelda!! I just love them! I sat with them on the awards night. :)
Wow was there a lot of talent displayed at this convention and so many wonderful photographers from 33 countries.
I have never entered a photography contest in my life and Rick Ferro had been telling me for a while that I should enter my images...so this year I did!!! :)
I entered WPPI's 16x20 contest and WON SIX TIMES!!! YEAH BABY..
There were over 3000 prints entered from all over the world and only a selected few were chosen by come VERY tough judges. ONLY THE BEST OF THE BEST WERE CHOSEN.
Thank you WPPI for giving me The Awards of EXCELLENCE SIX TIMES!
Did I mention it was SIX times??? (I am smiling!!!)
I am still absorbing that... can you tell???
Below are the photos that won BIG!!! I have to tell you I was in the audience when the print of the guys with their pants down was judged and it had been so quiet in the room (it is a very serious event) and when this photograph came up... there was instant laughter in the room! How cool, I love it when an image can make you smile.
I ALSO ENTERED THE BEST OF WEDDINGS CONTEST SPONSERED BY EVENTPIX AND RANGEFINDER.
I was voted Best of Weddings for 2007 3 times!!! My prints were at a WPPI booth. These images are below. Hope you enjoy them!
You know I am so thankful to be able to do what I have LOVED since I was 11. Photography for me is an instinct and God given talent. This verse comes to mind"
Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart. - Psalms 37:4
Have a fabulous day everyone!