As it turned out later, Nikola’s picture that won National Geographic merit prize was big news in New Zealand. And we heard this from a man who contacted us a few days after the announcement...
Emotions are what I do best and what I capture the most often on weddings. Emotions are something that keeps photos alive and gives them a storytelling feel. I believe that, after many weddings, photographers can become a sort of psychologists who are able to sense the moment that is yet to happen. That's something that can really help produce great shots!
I woke up this morning to the beautiful news. I won my second Fearless Award in Collection 18 from Fearless Photographers!
Since my clients have shown interest for both album and book, I'm giving them a choice and this is very simple when clients know what they want and why they want it. However, I often also have clients who ask me for advice and most of the times they don‘t know the difference between wedding album and wedding book. That’s why I’m going to explain the difference.
After I became a member of the prestigious Wedding Photojournalist Association, I took part in one of their contests for the first time. It was time for this year’s Q2 contest and I was thrilled when I saw the announced results! My photo won 9th place in the category ‘Reception’.
Two months after I became a member of Fearless Photographers and in the first collection that I’ve sent my photos for, I won my first Fearless Award! I’m so happy to receive it, especially cause the whole of the collection is so stunning and unbelievable!
I still can't believe I'm writing this... I received an email from Dan Westergren, director of Photography of National Geographic Traveler saying that I won a merit prize in this year's National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest... There were 10 winners in over 15 000 photos that were entered.
After being inspired by Amsterdam and after I’d taken many photos, it was time to get inspiration from my colleagues: the best wedding photographers in the world! These two days were enough to make me feel at home and like I’ve known those people around me my whole life.