Behind the Scenes - a slideshow from our 'Rock the Frock' collaborative styled photo session to show some of the work that goes into one of these creative photo shoots.
I'm absolutely delighted that I won two awards in the NZIPP Iris Awards 2016 last month in Wellington.
These were a Silver award for the Illustrative category for ‘Ophelia’ and Bronze award for the Portrait Classic category for ‘Runaway Bride’.
This was the first time I’ve entered prints and also watched the judging live. An extremely nerve-wracking but immensely valuable experience!
My other three images were in Wedding Classic and were all awarded Professional Standard, which I’m pretty pleased with.
Both of my two award-winning images are from styled shoots done in collaboration with other Wanaka individuals. There are so many talented people here that doing such shoots keeps me creative, allows me to input fresh ideas into my professional practice and also tell stories. Tracey Morrow (Flowers / styling - Crimson Flowers) and Deirdre Read (Hair / Make-up - Road to Beauty) were involved with both shoots. Ashleigh McLean was our Ophelia and Pri Shartener was our Runaway Bride.
About the awards:
The annual Iris Awards is New Zealand's only professional photography print competition and organised by NZIPP (New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography).
The Awards attract hundreds of entries from around the country and overseas each year. There are 12 categories judged over 3 days including Wedding Classic, Portrait Classic, Illustrative, Travel, Landscape and Commercial.
The best of the images are given Gold, Silver, and Bronze awards.
See more of this year’s winning entries at the NZIPP Iris Award website here.
Happy New Year everyone… Welcome 2015! Wishing you all a bright and rewarding year to come. By means of review, here is Photographic Year in Review; a selection of my favourite images from 2014... 2014 has been an interesting and fabulous year for Fluidphoto….I have to pinch myself sometimes how many wonderful people I’m attracting to capture their wedding, portrait or commercial project.
To all my friends and family… thank you all so much. Truly I wouldn’t be where I am today without all of your advice, belief and support in what I’m doing.
I’m grateful for how much local support I have with other vendors and acquaintances too…. There’s so much talent in Wanaka it blows me away on a constant basis.
A personal highlight for me this year have been capturing photos for a book on a subject I love to be published this year (more to come on this when its released!). I’ve also got to collaborate with some fabulous individuals on one of my favourite styled shoots ever too and participate in a couple of photography workshops which has developed my professional & creative outlook plus introduced me to some amazing photographers.
What lovely feedback to receive! I'm so very lucky to work as a photographer with such wonderful people... "Hi Ruth,
Thanks for the photos. We were so stoked to have you taking them and you've done a fantastic job.
You've caught some wonderful moments for us, they're great shots up Mt Roy and that panoramic picture really took our breath away (and everyone we've shown…).
You were just a superb person to have around on our wedding day and you really made everything so easy.
Gabby and Dan"
LookLoveWed is the perfect place to do all your wedding planning and find all your inspiration. It's a visual site that works by you selecting images from different categories such as photographers, venues or even by location or colour and saving them into albums.
Fluidphoto is proud to be listed with LookLoveWed; look for us under the Photographer's section or by clicking on the link below:
This year was the first year I entered the prestigious national competition Iris Awards run by New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography (NZIPP) . After months of planning, my images were printed, matted and sent up to Auckland to await the judging in early August.
Waiting for the results was both exciting & nerve-wracking at the same time! I was elated to find that two of the four images I entered won awards - both Bronze in the Wedding Classic section.
Here are the two images, both from weddings here in Wanaka last Spring… I absolutely love both of them, so am delighted they have done so well.
Thanks to Central Magazine for featuring my photo of the icicles up the Matukituki Valley near the start of the Motatapu track in Wanaka in the latest issue, out this week. Central Magazine is a great bi-monthly local publication, showcasing all things wonderful about Central Otago. Go check it out!!
This week Fluidphoto has been featured in a wedding photography editorial in Wanaka. For those in the Central Otago area in New Zealand, check out the current issue of The News; I'm in the Wedding Guide.
It's free and around until the 15th September 2011.