I’m beyond thrilled to be have just been named one of the Top 10 Wedding Photographers in the World by American Photo Magazine. It is truly humbling to have my work recognized in this way, since like many photographers, I often work alone, late into the night, with the pursuit of image excellence taking priority over almost everything else. I am so proud to be honored alongside so many photographers whose work (and good hearts) I admire. This year’s list features (in alphabetical order by first name) the following amazing artists. I’ve included web site links and their locations, and I encourage you to take a spin around their respective sites and blogs, as you’ll no doubt be dazzled.
American Photo Magazine’s Top 10 Wedding Photographers for 2011
Camille & Chadwick Bensler / Jonetsu Photography, Vancouver
Dina Douglass / Andrena Photography, Los Angeles, California
Greg Gibson / Greg Gibson Photography, Washington, D.C.
Jesse & Whitney Chamberlin / Our Labor of Love, Atlanta, Georgia
Jonas Peterson / Jonas Peterson, Brisbane, Australia
Marcus Bell / Studio Impressions, Brisbane, Australia
Nate & Jaclyn Kaiser / The Image is Found, San Diego, California
Parker Pfister / Parker Pfister, Asheville, North Carolina
Rocco Ancora / Rocco Ancora, Melbourne, Australia
Yervant / Yervant, Melbourne, Australia
Here’s the cover (on newsstands May 10th, but on Zinio now), the letter from the editor (explaining the selection process) along with a list of the advisory panel members, and my feature in the magazine. Congratulations to my clients Kristen and Tara, whose images were chosen for this piece. The editors asked me to provide 30 images for them to choose from, and they ended up choosing two images taken in India (in Udaipur and Samode, respectively), four years apart.
Congratulations to all my colleagues who are included on this list, and a huge thank you to all my wonderful clients, whose fabulous weddings and “photography first” mindsets have helped me create so many beautiful images. Also, a heartfelt thank you to Yoshi Morimoto, owner of YM Images, who seconds for me most of the time and is one of the best people I know.