I’m absolutely proud for this nomination made by SLR Lounge, where I’m listed between the first choice of the editors.
This was NOT a contest. This was an editorial article, created by SLR Lounge, master and tutor for photographers from all over the world, and it was a huge surprise for me to find myself on this list. I was very excited to read their article, which explains the strict criteria for choosing these names.
This is an excerpt from their article. If you want to read it in full, follow this link
The goal was to create a systematic method of selection that was as objective as possible in an inherently subjective process.
Lists of different award-winners and instructors from conferences spanning the globe were compiled, along with nominations from the SLR Lounge staff and respected industry friends.
We then looked for recurring names of currently-active wedding photographers and evaluated their work and artistry, as it was critical to not only consider those who are great educators or networkers, but those who are fantastic photographers and artists.
Each photographer’s portfolio was reviewed and assessed according to:
Uniqueness & Creativity – Each photographer’s body of work was considered for their unique and creative ideas and an ability to think outside of the box, allowing their work to stand out among the rest.
Artistry and Vision – Looking for photographers that had a complete vision of their final product, with images that portrayed all elements of a scene working together (the models, wardrobe, makeup, location, post-processing, and more) for a beautiful, cohesive, final product.
Timing and Emotion Captured – Photographers who have a knack for being in the right place at the right time and exude emotional photojournalism in their imagery stood out in the process.
Consistency – Consistency is key and photographers who time and time again produced amazing images became a large part of the selection process.