Ranked worlds top 100 wedding photographer of 2013 by the WPJA!
I have been listed in the worlds top 100 wedding photographers of 2013 by the WPJA (Wedding Photojournalist Association)! Needless to say I am very happy to be on the list
The association hosts four contests a year where some of the worlds best photographers compete against one another. Points are awarded to the photographers whose images win in these contests. The photographer with the most points at the end of each year is awarded, “Photographer of the Year”! The following “Top 100 Photographer” list is then created from the runners-up with the most points. I just squeezed on the list and share 100th place with six other photographers!
Congratulations to Cristiano Ostinelli from Italy who got Photographer of the Year 2013. Also hats off to the French photographers on the list, Christophe Viseux (an impressive 6th place), William Lambelet (12th place) and Anne-Sophie Susperregui (75th place).
Three more awards!
The Wedding Photojournalist Association published the results from their last contest of 2013. In total I picked up three awards – this came as a nice pat on the back!
6th Place – Emotion
12th Place – Humor
13th Place – Parents
7th place – Category ‘The Wedding Dress’.
In the final contest hosted by the ISPWP one of my photos picked up 7th place in the wedding dress category. That makes a total of 7 awards in 2013 from the ISPWP alone! It’s been a good year…
That makes 13 award winning photos for 2013!
This morning the Artist Guild of the Wedding Photojournalist Association announced the results of their third quarter contest. I’ve gain 5th place for ‘groom getting ready’ and 15th place for ‘reflections’ categories. Happy days!
5th place – Category ‘Groom Getting Ready’.
15th place – Category ‘Reflections’.
Two more awarded photos in 2013!
This year has been great for awards. I have two more to add to the list from the latest ISPWP contest (fall 2013). These two images gain 12th and 19th in their respective categories. The year is not yet over so there are still more opportunities to come…
12th place – Category ‘Movement and motion’.
19th place – Category ‘Kids will be Kids’.
Invited to join BOWP
I’m now a member of BOWP (Best of Wedding Photography)! YES!!
BOWP is the most selective wedding photography association in the industry. Membership is an invitation-only association of top wedding photographers from around the globe. They look for photographers who have achieved high levels of success in the industry, with accompanying recognition by brides, and fellow photography professionals.
Following is a copy of the letter is received…
Congratulations! We’re writing to you to offer you an invitation to join Best of Wedding Photography. As you know, BOWP is an invitation-only membership group for top wedding photographers with very high standards for membership.
We spent time looking over your site and we love your sense of style and your sense of fun — it infuses every one of your photo stories. We can certainly understand why you have been accepted in many wedding photography associations such as ISPWP, WPJA, Fearless Photographers, etc. We especially enjoyed your great coverage of Wendy and Jeff’s engagement session – your passion for photography shines through. Overall, we love your bold, fresh, beautiful images that really capture the moments and the honesty of the events you document.
We hope that you will consider our invitation. You’re just the kind of photographer we’d love to see in the group, and we would be honoured to count you among our members.
Thanks and best wishes,
THE BOWP TEAM
You can see my profile page here: http://www.bestofweddingphotography.com/stephenson-imagery-philip-stephenson/