american photo top 10 wedding photographers in the world 2013..

i read the email 5 times before i understood what it was saying..  it’s the kind of thing you want to be sure about – then it sank in..  & then i just sat there – silent, still, unblinking..  then my entire body filled with goose-bumps.. then i cried.. one of those quiet little cries – y’know, when you are so thankful that every fibre of your body & soul is filled & gushingly overflowing with pure gratitude, & your body has no idea what’s happening to it.. it’s default/reboot reaction is to regress back to when you were a helpless baby & the only way to express yourself was by crying.. well that’s pretty much how i reacted to this.. (i didn’t poop my pants though – promise)..

of course, when i gathered myself together 20mins later, alyda & i were running around dancing like they do in flashdance – highfives, hugs, yelling & screaming like normal people  :)

to be included in “THE LIST” – american photo magazine’s top ten wedding photographers in the world this year, is a dream.. a dream that seemed ABSOLUTELY so far out of my reach, that i wouldn’t even contemplate bothering about  thinking about considering the possibility of dreaming about it..  that list is reserved for other photographers i respect, admire & aspire to..

and yet here i am..  crazy.

crazy happy..

so i guess i’ll keep pedalling the same as i always do – riding my own race as i explore & discover more about myself, about people, about relationships, about photography, about art, & about life & adventure.. but i certainly cannot proceed without thanking these completely amazing humans in my life that love me, laugh, cry, travel, explore, cycle, learn, chat, drink guinness, and dance with me.. i salute you…

(random order, but alyda is my favourite, & then probably dan) – thank you to all our aMAZing clients, and alyda, jonas peterson, jacqui mckeering, dan o’day, jason starr, sally ogilvie, christine pobke, kelly tunney, samm blake, marcus bell, jen bebb, steve bebb, the muldoons, rod buchholz, alan & vicki, brett valissa & lachlan + rachael mcgaw, dylan phillips, andrea turner, phil & emma driver, brad & bec, (and our brisbane photographers gang)..

also, a big time congrats to our friends samm blake, the parsons + ryan brenizer, who also most likely danced around like fools after reading a very similar email recently… and.. a MEGA thanks to American Photo Mag..


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keep on rockin’ in the free world..


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1 April 2013 - 3:05 pm

Megan Aldridge Congratulations, that’s fantastic to see more Aussies in the top 10, and talented, amazing work!!!!

19 March 2013 - 6:04 am

Steve Gerrard Major congrats guys. You’ve been in my top 10 for ages. Glad the rest of the world finally caught up ;)

1 March 2013 - 11:04 pm

Wayne Hou Wow, very nice work, man.

24 February 2013 - 6:06 pm

Jan Ramsay 2 amazing people who deserve everything wonderful. awesoooooooome

24 February 2013 - 3:53 pm

James Boddington Great work guys! Loving the cut of your jib, very creative!

23 February 2013 - 11:28 pm

Joshua Mikhaiel Such a good effort guys, the images in the post are just mind blowing. super well deserved.

23 February 2013 - 11:15 pm

Sidd Rishi Freaking BRILLIANT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

22 February 2013 - 9:10 pm

corey We got a thousand points of light
For the homeless man
We got a kinder, gentler,
Machine gun hand

20 February 2013 - 9:54 am

Kelly Lee Tunney I’ve been waiting so long as I just wanted to be the last person to comment on your blog…….I love you both so much and not even in a way that’s just saying it to be polite. I genuinely think the world of you both and could not have thought of more deserving people for this HUGE recognition. Your talent is crazy but your ability to be good decent amazing humans is why you are two of my favourites.

18 February 2013 - 5:42 pm

S I could not be more thrilled for you both. It’s funny, I never fell in love with your work for the humor, although that was an added bonus. it was the in betweens that you capture so magically that made me press the go button.

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14 February 2013 - 12:11 am

benyew Perth You certainly deserved it!!! Congrats!!!

13 February 2013 - 5:56 pm

Zosia Congratulations! You are awesome and the dinosaur pic is still the best photo I have ever seen! :D

13 February 2013 - 4:06 pm

Paul Fleming Go you good thing! Well done mate.

13 February 2013 - 2:33 pm

Joel C Adelaide Awesome work, congratulations!

13 February 2013 - 11:36 am

Jason Mega congrats mate. Well deserved!

13 February 2013 - 7:06 am

Kristen Cook Yeah ya are!!!!!!!!!!! WOOT WOOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Love you crazy kids xo