Last month i was notified that i had won gold at the International Photography Awards in New York. Wow i was blown away. This never happens to me, i can hardly win a meat tray at the local raffle.
When I saw my name as the winner for the Newborns and Baby International Photographer of the Year I had to read it again. I was just in so much shock! This is one of the biggest photography awards in the world and I’m just a girl from the Gong.
I am always striving to be better by entering my work into these awards i have entered local business awards as well as national and international photography awards, claiming several golds, silvers and honourable mentions. But last month’s win is the pinnacle of my career that i love so much.
The moment I took that image I knew that it was going to be something special. I am also very proud of the fact that i only enter images into awards that i give to my clients, I think that makes it even more special.
I definitely didn’t expect this award. I entered hoping to receive some useful feedback and learn how to move forward and moving forward i am I’m currently working on my teaching qualifications and hope one day I can teach others and offer them the same inspiration and support I received to be in a career I love.