simonthephoto ranked top 4th artistic wedding photojournalist in the 08 Q2 [AG]WPJA Contest

having fun in Central
– wedding of mei-kee and söeren
August 14, 2008
a photo session with a karate master
– esther and black
August 21, 2008

I am so excited to share the good news with you. The Artistic Guild of Wedding Photojournalist Association [AG]WPJA just announced their Q2 wedding photo contest last Saturday, when I read their web site, I couldn’t believe that I was ranked as the top 4th artistic wedding photojournalist in this contest !!! And I am the only photographer from Asia in the Top 10 !!!!

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 I had 3 photos ranked top 10 in the contest — 2nd and 3rd place in the "get ready" category and 10th place in "sense of place" category. Here are the winning photos

2nd place in the "get ready" category – you can click here to see the judges’ comment. this is from Winnie and Ivan ‘s wedding on March 8 (sorry, I haven’t written up their wedding on the blog yet). I love the lighting of this photo so much — I had done a lot of modifications of the lights on site  – the windows light, the room lights, the bed side lamps, the table lamps and off-camera flash … … judges ‘ comment "Outstanding light!"
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3rd place in the "get ready" category – (judges’ comment here)  – from mei-kee and söeren ‘s wedding on Feb 8
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10th place in the "sense of place/architecture" category (judges’ comment here)
– from nina and james ‘s wedding on jan 4

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Finally, I ‘d like say thank you to the following persons

  • thanks Winnie and Ivan, Nina and James, Mei-Kee and Söeren for inviting me to take photos of your beautiful weddings
  • thanks my partner Ken, my assistant Vickie, Siu B for all their help in these weddings
  • thanks my wife Xandra for giving so much support to me

54 Comments

  1. Roger says:

    Congratulations Simon!! Keep up the good work! =)

  2. Roger says:

    Congratulations Simon!! Keep up the good work! =)

  3. Clement says:

    Congratz! simply great work!

  4. Clement says:

    Congratz! simply great work!

  5. Mel & DIckson says:

    Wow!  Congratulations Simon.  I can’t wait for you to take photos of this standard for our pre-wedding in October!!

  6. Mel & DIckson says:

    Wow!  Congratulations Simon.  I can’t wait for you to take photos of this standard for our pre-wedding in October!!

  7. Mel & Dickson says:

    Haha, no pressure!!

  8. Mel & Dickson says:

    Haha, no pressure!!

  9. Miranda and Anthony says:

    Congratulations Simon!  We always love your sense of lighting and ways to capture unique moments of wedding!

    Add Oil!!!  =D

  10. Miranda and Anthony says:

    Congratulations Simon!  We always love your sense of lighting and ways to capture unique moments of wedding!

    Add Oil!!!  =D

  11. Carita says:

    Congrats again, Simon! You’re really an outstanding photographers to have the awards. Hope to say “congrats” to you again in the near future!

  12. Carita says:

    Congrats again, Simon! You’re really an outstanding photographers to have the awards. Hope to say “congrats” to you again in the near future!

  13. Camie & Alan says:

    Congratulations Simon!
    You deserve the awards and the compliments.

  14. Camie & Alan says:

    Congratulations Simon!
    You deserve the awards and the compliments.

  15. Elaine says:

    Big congratulations!!!

  16. Elaine says:

    Big congratulations!!!

  17. Vickie says:

    So happy that I’m on your thank you list.  I’m proud of working with you!!!

  18. Rizzo says:

    Simon,
    Congratulations! You got a right choice since 2006! 

  19. Vickie says:

    So happy that I’m on your thank you list.  I’m proud of working with you!!!

  20. Rizzo says:

    Simon,
    Congratulations! You got a right choice since 2006! 

  21. carla & hong says:

    Congratulations!

  22. carla & hong says:

    Congratulations!

  23. Florence says:

    Congratulations!!! You are so great!!

  24. Florence says:

    Congratulations!!! You are so great!!

  25. Paul Wan says:

    Congratulations, Simon!! You deserve it!!

  26. Paul Wan says:

    Congratulations, Simon!! You deserve it!!

  27. Hi All,
    thanks for all your encouragement!!!
    simon.the.photo

  28. Simon says:

    Hi All,

    thanks for all your encouragement!!!

    simon.the.photo

  29. Cc says:

    this is so exciting!!! congratulations, Simon!!! 🙂

  30. Cc says:

    this is so exciting!!! congratulations, Simon!!! 🙂

  31. Hi Simon
    果然是好消息呢!努力!替香港爭光!gogogogo
     
    Lawrence Tsang 

  32. Hi Simon
    果然是好消息呢!努力!替香港爭光!gogogogo
     
    Lawrence Tsang 

  33. Hi Law記 ,
    為港爭光?好似參加奧運咁,HaHa!
    多謝晒,星期六見。
    Simon

  34. Simon says:

    Hi Law記 ,

    為港爭光?好似參加奧運咁,HaHa!

    多謝晒,星期六見。

    Simon

  35. claudia says:

    *clap clap clap* Congratulations Simon 😀

  36. claudia says:

    *clap clap clap* Congratulations Simon 😀

  37. Dino Leung says:

    Congratulations!
    your ‘funs’!
    Dino

  38. Dino Leung says:

    Congratulations!
    your ‘funs’!
    Dino

  39. Great job, Simon. You deserve it!

  40. Great job, Simon. You deserve it!

  41. Simon says:

    thanks Joe.

    simon     

  42. thanks Joe.
    simon     

  43. Hi Simon,
    Found your link thru Asuka site. Excellent work in PJ style. I especially like the second one.

  44. Hi Simon,
    Found your link thru Asuka site. Excellent work in PJ style. I especially like the second one.

  45. HI Kelvin,
    thanks and nice meeting you.
    simon     

  46. Simon says:

    HI Kelvin,

    thanks and nice meeting you.

    simon     

  47. Janus & Walker says:

    Congratulations~ simon 真係為港增光呀, no. 4 – 我的lucky no. wor ~

  48. Janus & Walker says:

    Congratulations~ simon 真係為港增光呀, no. 4 – 我的lucky no. wor ~

  49. Ray Chui says:

    Congratulations !你影的相往往帶給人驚喜!努力!

  50. Ray Chui says:

    Congratulations !你影的相往往帶給人驚喜!努力!

  51. Robin NG says:

    wow……congratulation……what a success….you make all asian proud!

  52. Robin NG says:

    wow……congratulation……what a success….you make all asian proud!

  53. Lina Lam says:

    My pleasure to witness your success from your 1st chapter til now…you are wonderful…mentor.

  54. Lina Lam says:

    My pleasure to witness your success from your 1st chapter til now…you are wonderful…mentor.