So, a few weeks ago this happened:
(my current ad in the Best of Cville magazine)
How cool is that? I can tell you…it’s pretty damn awesome. I am so grateful for all the folks who took the time to vote for me and for the cheerleaders who have encouraged me along the way. I’ve said it a million times over the last month, but I’ll say it again: it really means the world to me. I only wish my dad was alive to see it. He would have been so proud.
Here’s the thing though…this town is overflowing with talented photographers. Do I, by any stretch of the imagination, believe that I am indeed the very best wedding photographer in all of Charlottesville? Not on your life. I am the lucky one who managed to get the most votes. The other nominees, Aaron Watson, Amy Jackson, Sarah Cramer Shields, and of course, the incomparable Jen Fariello, are all equally deserving of this accolade. There are sooooo many talented photographers in this town! Every single one of us works really, really hard to fine tune our craft, to develop relationships with our clients, to provide stellar customer service, to be thoughtful and artful while documenting the most important moments of peoples’ lives, and to find ways to give back to our community.
Being named Best of Cville is such a huge honor and I won’t lie, after being in the business for over twenty years, it definitely feels nice to be recognized. The messages of congratulations and well-wishes has been overwhelming (in a good way). So consider this a big bear hug and a huge thank you. You all rock!