We haven’t posted many sessions but it doesn’t mean we aren’t busy here at, The Pet Project.
Serena has been busy behind the scenes successfully marketing her creative pet photography to greeting card companies in Australia and the United States. Keep an eye out at local vet surgeries in Australia for her work and also on greeting card stands throughout the US and in some places in Europe.
I’ve been busy also with a few personal projects that have been close to my heart. I had my first big overseas trip ever and went to Canada and America. While in the US, I entered just one of my dog images in the Pet/Animal category at the annual Wedding and Portrait Photographers International (WPPI) awards held in Las Vegas and not only managed to attain the equal highest score for the category but also won FIRST PLACE and was awarded, 2012 WPPI Pet and Animal Photographer of the Year. I couldn’t believe it when my name was called. To stand in a room with a few hundred fellow photographers applauding to collect the award was astounding.
However I haven’t stopped there, other non-animal related images of mine were judged at the Queensland Professional Photography Awards over the past weekend and I was lucky enough to be awarded, 2012 Qld Illustrative Photographer of the Year and also 2012 Qld Landscape Photographer of the Year. Usually awards don’t make me nervous but this year I was quietly rocking away in a corner biting my nails while my images were judged as they were all images that were intensely personal experiences for me. They were scenes that I had either physically experienced their beauty and their awe, or they were images that I had longed to construct for many years and this was the year that all the pieces fell together perfectly.
I’m just lucky Serena decided to not enter either of those awards this year because she would seriously have kicked my butt.
Because no post is complete without images, here is one of Serena’s amazing shots with her lovely British Bulldog, Simon, and below that my shot of my own Jack Russell Terrier, Myf, that was awarded first place at the WPPI awards.
~ Posted by Alicia