Holy cow! What a great time we had last week! Between spending some time with our favorite people in Nashville, presenting in front of them, and getting some really exciting news right in the middle of it!
Here, let me set this up for you, since it’s so much more fun to tell the whole story:
So, we are sitting in Nashville Monday morning, during our first morning of classes. We had a seat in the back with our friends, where most trouble-makers sit. I’m paying close attention to the speaker, as most good students do. Steve is on his laptop, checking his email and I’m sitting to his right, and our buddy, Travis, is sitting on *my* right. Suddenly Steve reaches over me, grabs Travis by the shoulder and does some kamikaze, shoulder-bump, head-butt maneuver with a big grin on his face. I, unaware of the situation – and frankly scared for my safety at this point, look over to see Steve pointing at his email inbox to see that the competition results came in from WPPI’s print competition. Travis got in my way before I could see the results, so I patiently waited for my turn as I knew the email must be good news. I figured it was only a matter of moments before I was slapping Travis around myself with excitement. He’s a good friend that way. *grin*
It was better than I could have imagined!
The Bear River Softball team of 2008 will be thrilled to know, they won again! We took first place in WPPI’s international print competition with their 2008 team shot! The group competition is a tough one too! It can consist of an entry with 2 or more people in the image. The range is huge, and we are extremely thrilled to have won this category!
And Will, we TOLD ya this would be entered in a competition as soon as we saw where we went with it! Guess who took Third Place in the Senior Category?! That’s right, mister! You are indeed a bad-*ss, just like Jake!! (inside joke that Will will understand!) Seniors are our ‘thing’ so we are so happy to take third with one of our favorite guys, THE Will!
We also merited with 2 more prints in the Senior competition with Chantel and Maddie. We are so lucky to have such wonderful clients. Your support really helps take us up to that next level and we are forever grateful!
This also put Steve up to a cumulative point level where he received his Accolade of Photographic Mastery through WPPI. Right ON!! That is a heck of an accomplishment in under 18 months. I’m pretty proud of this guy right now. He’s the man!
So enough from me, onto the images:
- 1st place – Group – BRHS Softball
- 3rd place – Seniors – Will H
- Accolades of Excellence – Chantel K
- Accolades of Excellence – Maddie