Over 2,500 images were submitted to Round 7 of 2011 Fearless Awards. I was probably refreshing the Fearless Photographers Facebook Page every 2 minutes last night when Huy, the brilliant mastermind behind Fearless Photographers, started releasing a couple of images at a time late last night. It was like slow torture! First out were the “Best of Show” who got the votes of all 5 curators who are fearless master photographers themselves – Sergio, Ryan Brenizer, Jacqueline Dersjant, Joe Appel, and Candice Cusic. I tell ya, after seeing those first few images out of the gate, I had no expectations at all for this round! Finally at midnight, I decided to go to bed. This morning, I noticed that all 183 awrdees have been posted and I scrolled through one awe-inspiring image after another until I found a familiar one. Yes! One of ours got recognized with another Fearless Award.
This image was taken at Steve and Anna’s wedding. When we grow up, we want to create images the way these photographers tell wedding stories with their photography and we hope we meet brides and grooms who will allow us to be fearless and trust us to document their celebration with images like these (Round 7 of Fearless Awards 2011)!