I constantly enter my wedding images into awards because I love the challenge of constantly trying to improve my work. Ultimately my greatest satisfaction is that you, my client love your images and share them with your family for generations to come but awards serve as an independent 3rd party judging the quality I deliver. Most of my clients are not professional photographers so being able to hold my work up to the discerning eyes of other experts is a way for me to constantly challenge myself for excellence in photography. Awards give you confidence that other organizations, specially those judged by expert photographers, think highly of my work and have separated me from the competition.

How do I know who these organizations are?

In short, there are 2 main type of awards:

Client voting pages such as wedding wire or the knot. These are good because they come from real brides, but are relatively easy to get. It’s fairly easy to get a few brides to write a positive review and so many vendors have these awards.

Expert judging awards. These are competitions judged by other photographers who are much more critical than a client when looking at images. These are difficult to obtain because they only award a select few. Unlike the Knot or Wedding Wire they can’t just hand out unlimited badges, only the best of the best can be awarded. Independent organizations like the Wedding Photojournalist Association (WPJA), Fearless Photographers and WPPI have contests judged by a panel of experts and have limited number of awards.

I am proud to have been honored with a number of awards from both types, but specially those of the second type since they are more rare.

These are my award winning images from weddings in Miami and South Florida over the past couple of years.

award winning wedding photography

Fearless Photographers – winner – July 2012

award winning wedding photography

Fearless Photographers – winner – July 2012

award winning wedding photography

WPJA – 2012 Q2 Contest – Top 10 in category

award winning wedding photography

WPJA – 2012 Q2 Contest – Top 20 in category

award winning wedding photography

WPJA – 2011 Q4 Contest – Top 20 in category

award winning wedding photography

WPJA – 2011 Q4 Contest – Top 20 in category

award winning wedding photography

WPJA – 2011 Q2 Contest – Top 20 in category

award winning wedding photography

WPJA – 2011 Q1 Contest – Top 20 in category

award winning wedding photography

WPJA – 2010 Q3 Contest – Second Place in category

award winning wedding photography

WPJA – 2010 Q3 Contest – Top 20 in category

award winning wedding photography

WPJA – 2009 Q4 Contest – Sixth Place in category

award winning wedding photography

WPJA – 2009 Q4 Contest – Top 20 in category