Rangefinder Magazine 30 Rising Stars of Wedding Photography 2015

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At that time I had been invited to submit my top wedding images but ultimately didn't make the cut for Rangefinder Magazine's 30 Rising Stars list. How the decision knocked me into a small fog of doubt about my work and how friends, photographer and non-photographer alike, helped to set my thoughts straight again and I set out to continue what I love and do best. With a little more encouragement in my pocket and maybe some extra fire in my step. Plus, several of my friends had made the list and that was exciting and worth celebrating.

An email inbox is such an odd world of opportunities and grievances. Being nominated for this year's Rangefinder Magazine​ 30 Rising Stars of Wedding Photography was the furthest thing from my mind, especially when I was nominated last year and wasn't officially named.

So when I was notified about one month ago that I had made the final list this time around, I'm sure I felt everything from confusion to excitement to doubt to pride to joy on repeat. Today I'm feeling these things all over again recognizing and admiring all of the other talented photographers I get to share this honour with. I'm happy to call many of them friends and it's tough to have to give all of them a virtual hug. I wish we could be together to celebrate this.

I do need to stop myself here though because this isn't all about me. This pursuit for perfection is coupled. These accolades are very much yours as they are mine. I know you might disagree but if I could I would break it in half like some geode to be seen, I'd want you to know that it's true. Your measure of talent, hard work, support, and heart has made this all a reality. You’ve provided unconditional support and for that I am grateful for your wisdom and kindness. Amy, thank you for coming on board two years ago and becoming my business partner and for even longer than that, my best friend and love.

Every moment that has happened, every decision I've followed through with, and every mistake I've made has brought me to this point in my life. I'm especially grateful to the people who make up my world. From the wedding colleagues and industry folks who nominated and selected me for Rangefinder Magazine's list; to the friends and many others I don't yet know who blindside me with their kindness; to the clients who allow me to photograph them here in Vancouver and to far flung places around the world. Thank you.

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