While I was away in New Zealand in early May, back home in Brisbane the AIPP Qld Professional Photographer of the Year Awards were taking place. This was the first time in many years that I wasn’t able to attend the awards to see my images as well as do some judging myself.
This year was the first year that Fashion has been included as a category in the state awards as it has only previously been included at the national level. I had some images I’d shot over the previous 24 months that fit the category so I decided to have a crack. I honestly wasn’t expecting to win but there you go!
It was an awesome surprise to wake up in Invercargill the morning after the awards dinner to heaps of congratulatory messages and find out that I had indeed taken out the 2016 AIPP QLD Professional Fashion Photographer of the Year award!