Every year, Rangefinder Magazine announce their top 30 Rising Stars in Wedding photography. Only 200 people from all across the world, are invited to submit images. To qualify you need to have been shooting weddings full time, for 5 years or less.
I was utterly astonished to have been shortlisted to submit to the 30 Rising Stars of 2016 !
Sadly, I learnt last week that I haven’t made it to the top 30.
I’m going to be honest, I was in two minds wither to even blog about this whole process , as I had been feeling pretty down about it all. Choosing a portfolio of images to submit was quite a big task to take onboard, right in the middle of wedding season, investing not only the time but emotionally too.
But I’ve taken heart from seeing a couple of posts from other wedding photographers I know, who are in the same boat as me, and shared their experience. Rather than feel downhearted I’ve decided to embrace the fact that Rangefinder shortlisted me in the first place. I’m so thankful to have been given this opportunity.
Thank you so much to my dear family and friends who gave me their support, listened, and encouraged me.
Claire, Len, Nessa, Laura, Rachel, Danny, Kate, Alice, Jacob, Julie, Jaye & Morag. Thank you for your support xx
Here are the thirty images that I choose to submit: