I can finally reveal that I have been nominated for Rangefinder Top 30 Rising Star this year. My selection didn’t make it but it is something I am incredibly proud of.
These last 12 months have been probably the most challenging of my life :
- switching my career at 39 to become a wedding photographer in Ibiza,
- having to raise by myself two (amazing) young kids,
- and, on the top of that, facing the COVID crisis was really not a piece of cake 🙃.
So, no need to say that this nomination is the absolutely highlight of my first year of full time wedding photographer: this gave me a lot of hope, motivation and encouragement that I am on the good track!
When they asked me to submit the 30 photos, one gallery at a time (and one more time) I’ve been submerged by emotions : i felt again the Love, the connections, I heard the laughts, saw the joys… and something I even got tears in my eyes reminding me some very special moments, speetches and words.
Then, I realized – one more time – the power of photography which it is not only about story telling, recording beautiful memories and legacy but also about making you FEEL & LIVE moments… again and again…
It is very powerful.
I love it. I love my job
Thank you to all the people who have supported me and a big congratulation to the 30 finalists who have won this year!
NB : Rangefinder is the official magazine of WPPI (Wedding and Portrait Photographer International), probably the most important association in the world for wedding and portrait photographers. To be part of the competition you have to receive an invitation and been in business full time for 5 years or less. The Rising Stars are chosen for “their exceeding talent, as well as their spark for directing the industry to new, exciting heights”. The magazine has been very exclusive in their selections for new talents, only 30 people per year are chosen in the entire world. Most of the people I follow and admire are previous years finalists.
This list makes me dreams every year