Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Exciting news!

A month or two ago, I applied to the Wedding Photojournalist Association (WPJA). The WPJA is a great organization of photographers, and I'd heard it was incredibly difficult to get in because they've got some pretty strict regulations. Even as I looked them over, I was wondering if I really qualified. I mean, as far as photojournalism goes - photoshopping images isn't really cool - and I do like my Photoshop... So, after a few weeks without hearing back, I assumed that I'd been rejected. But, then a couple of weeks ago I got this in my Inbox...

"It is our pleasure to inform you that after having reviewed your web site and image portfolio, we agree your beautiful work meets the Artistic Guild of the Wedding Photojournalist Association membership requirements! We hope you accept this invitation as we look forward to having you as a new member."

I am SO EXCITED! "The Artistic Guild of the Wedding Photojournalist Association [AG]WPJA is a group of international wedding photojournalists, who capture unscripted wedding moments as they happen, and excel in the art of post-production image processing. The [AG]WPJA is a division within the Wedding Photojournalist Association (WPJA); one which specifically promotes Fine Art Wedding Photojournalism." That's exactly how I like to describe my work, and it's honestly a much better fit for me than the straight-up WPJA. Massachusetts currently has only 12 photographers in the [AG]WPJA, so it's an incredible honor to be included amongst some of my favorite local photographers (i.e. the Graziers and Anne Ruthmann)!! Pretty cool, huh?!

And to top it off, yesterday I applied for and was accepted as a founding member of Modern Photographers, which is going to be a new site for brides created by the folks behind Trash The Dress and Don't Box Us In. This is the twitter I got from Mark Eric... "Hey Krista, you're work is stellar. You would be a welcome member. :) Pre-approved." YAY!!!!!!!!! Go over there and check it out, I'm listed in the header of the site - along with a few other amazing photographers from around the country!!!

Ok, that's enough tooting my own horn! It's just pretty exciting to get some encouragement from your peers!

Now, if any of you brides want to toot my horn for me... I'm listed on a few bride sites and would love to get your reviews!!! Click any of the links below. As much as I love feedback from my peers, it's the opinion of my brides that really matters to me!!

bridalhood.com, local wedding vendor reviews and information

toot toot! ok, really, now I'm done! ;-)



    Congrats! Much deserved!

  2. Congratulations, Krista! These are great recognitions of your fabulousness :) We love you and miss you in Chicago!!

  3. Extremely well deserved honors, Krista. Your passion and professionalism shine through in your beautiful work. You go girl!