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It’s official, people.  I’m tooting my own horn!  I have finally won a WPJA award!!  I’ve been a member for 3 years, and I enter the contest religiously.  Each time the results come out, I’m a little disappointed that I didn’t win, and then immediately blown away by all the inspiring photographs that placed in the contest.  The competition is fierce!  There are so many amazing photographers who are a part of the WPJA and it’s an honor to place among the great!!! (Finally!) ;)  Check out all the winners HERE.  Okay, back to my blog break… website should be done this weekend. 

Third place, from Valerie +Jeff’s wedding this summer:

and the original

  • Deann B. - Congrats, Kim! That’s fantastic!!

  • Jess - Awesome Kim!! You rock!!

  • Kim Seidl - yayayayay! you totally deserve it!! it’s a great shot- so i’ll toot your horn for ya. (wait, that sounds a little dirty..)

  • erin - So very well deserved. I was just saying to the last person I sent your way that any photographer who can shoot in the fog and make it look amazing is VERY good. Their wedding images are some of my favorite around. So awesome! Love, your biggest fan :0

  • sean - woot woot! congrats, kim!

  • claire - CONGRATS!!!

  • Gina - Congrats Kim! Well deserved.

  • Kaijsa - Hey, go you! It’s a gorgeous photo and the prize is well-deserved!

  • Heather - Congratulations!! It’s a great photo and you totally deserve it!

  • Your mommie - My daughter is so amazing and talented and I am so proud of her! She thinks I say this because I am her mother. She is wrong! Her talent is no surprise to me. I knew it was there all along.

  • kayla - Kim…you are amazing. I am so happy to have you as a colleuge and friend. keep up the great work!!!!!

Venus + Ricky were married Aug. 9th this year. These two LOVE photography, and happen to be hobbyist photographers themselves. They hired National Geographic photographer Natalie Fobes to document their wedding day, and Lisa Jochim of Bella Rock Studio to do their engagement photos- both are amazing photographers! So when they asked me to do a post-wedding shoot, I was flattered.

Venus, Ricky, and I spent the better half of an afternoon chasing the light (which was awesome that day) and having a blast! Although the Pacific North West can be a pain as far as weather goes, you can’t beat a beautiful, crisp, fall day! It was a nice change of pace to do wedding portraits without the time restraints that weddings usually have.

Congratulations guys! :)

**NEWS: I’m taking a blog break until I finish my new website… it might be another week or two before I get to blogging again- but I’ll have the new website to show for it!!**

  • erin - DUDE! Speechless.

    Trees are genius. Top right enlarged please :)

  • Hois - Those pictures are beautiful!

  • Deann B. - I’m totally digging the shot with the branch shadows across her face. Awesome-ness. I’ll miss seeing your new stuff while you’re on the blogging sabbatical, but I can’t wait to see your new site!!!!! :)

  • Jess - Awesome shots Kim! Looking forward to checking out your new site!

  • Noelle - thanks for checkin out my blog!! your photos are always AMAZING!

  • Keri P. - they are all so awesome… but that bottom left one with all the orange chairs really stands out to me!

  • claire - the one with the branches is just stunning!!

    good for you for working on a new website… that is definitely on my big ‘to do’ list!

  • JOsh - Charming couple!