The judges called it “great photography meets great design“, and that’s something we pride ourselves in. It’s even in our name! We’re not just photographers, we’re an all-round creative team, and every aspect of our presentation is carefully considered.
Rachel & Sam’s theatrical wedding was an obvious choice, even before we’d started on the design, and during brain-storming and concepts, we started creating the idea of a movie/theatre “storyboard”.
The following design was born. Rachel & Sam, in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream“.
Every year it’s the same – a frantic last minute rush, looking through an entire wedding season for the most creative, eye-catching, unique images that show something a little different.
We create these images for our clients – we’re working for you, using our vision and creativity, to create something unique and special to represent your wedding day – but it’s nice to have these recognised by our photographic peers within the NZIPP (New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography) as being award winning and some of the best in New Zealand.
This year was something special.
Jason’s images (below) won him 2 x overall titles (Wedding – Classic category – no use of Photoshop, Wedding Album category) and placed him runner-up in another (Wedding – Creative category – Photoshop allowed):
It was an honour to stand on stage amongst our peers and receive these awards, knowing that our clients also loved the memories we capture and the artwork we create for them.
“And the winner of the Wedding Album Category is… Jason Naylor.”
My heart skipped a beat, and I rushed to the stage to take my award and mumble some sort of acceptance speech. I’ve had my eye on the Wedding Album award for a few years now – when we usually spend 12hrs capturing a wedding day, a wedding album seems the most appropriate way to present that. It was an honour for the judges to recognise our creative album, and thanks to Rachel & Sam for the most amazing theatrical wedding.
I’d barely sat in my chair, when then came the 2nd announcement:
“Wedding Classic… Jason Naylor!”
This was unexpected. This left me speechless. I didn’t know what to say. Winning 2 NZIPP categories – Wedding Album and Wedding Classic – in the same year has me absolutely floored. Again, thanks to our clients for letting us try a few things and create something different.
‘Humbled’ is one word to describe it. ‘Flabbergasted’ is another. I’m also genuinely stoked, happy and excited.
My good buddy Jake Thomas Photography took out the Wedding Creative award. Top job!
Kudos to the other finalists: Jenny Siaosi Photographer; Katherine Williams @ Tandem Photography; and Clinton Lloyd @ Lovelight Wedding Cinema & Photography. Your work was creative, innovative and beautiful, and had me genuinely not expecting these awards. I’m honoured.