2017 ended on a very high note for me when I found out I was voted the first runner up in the PhotographyforRealEstate.net annual "Photographer of the Year" award. PhotographyforRealEstate.net is an online community of 20,000+ of the world's best real estate photographers from all over the globe. Each month they run a "Photographer of the Month" contest where the community is encouraged to submit their best image for that month's theme (kitchen, twilight shot, master bedroom, etc...). Back in July my master bathroom shot was voted best of the month. That alone was enough to make my year!
Then at the end of the year, they take all the previous monthly winners from January through November and a small panel of esteemed judges vote for "Photographer of the Year". I was completely thrilled and humbled to come in second place overall in the voting! The pool of talent in this community is incredible. Just to be mentioned in the same breath as this group of photographers in an absolute honor.
Thank you to all my clients who gave me so many beautiful homes to photograph over the past year. Without these gorgeous subjects to shoot, there is no award. Thanks as well to all my colleagues in the photography community. Your advice, guidance and friendship is something I cherish deeply. So Realtors, next time you're on a competitive listing appointment don't be afraid to let your clients know that you proudly use one of the top real estate photographers in the entire world! :)
You keep hiring me to shoot these beautiful homes, and I'll keep trying to get better. Because as nice as coming in #2 is, there's always something to shoot for in 2018! Happy New Year and best wishes for a fantastic 2018!