Every other year since 2009, I’ve entered my photography into the Wedding and Portrait Photographers International Annual 16×20 Print Competition. It’s a massive competition with thousands of prints entered, judged and scored in Las Vegas, NV. Watching the judging is an incredible learning experience for new and seasoned photographers alike.

Throughout high school, and later at Brooks Institute of Photography, critique and grading were par for the course. Outside of the school environment, that kind of challenge and feedback is only received when specifically sought out. Mostly, I enter the contest because I love the personal challenge of scoring high enough to receive a ribbon on a print. This year, I entered six prints and scored high enough on all six to receive ribbons, for a cumulative total of twenty WPPI awards from four contests. This is the first time I’ve been awarded ribbons on every photograph I entered, and it’s pretty exciting.

My 2015 winning photographs can be seen below, and here are the 2013, 2011, and 2009 winners.

Award Winning Wedding Photography and Portraits - WPPI 2015 Print Competition

Six Honors of Excellence Silver Awards from the WPPI 2015 International 16×20 Print Competition. Award-winning wedding photography, portrait photography, commercial photography and fashion photography.

Award Winning Los Angeles Wedding Photographer

Black & white portrait of a bride with her veil and wedding gown at her destination wedding in Vail, Colorado

Award Winning Los Angeles Fashion, Editorial, Commercial Photographer

Editorial fashion portrait

Award Winning Los Angeles Family Portrait Photographer

Portrait of a musical family in their Los Angeles home

Award Winning Los Angeles Commercial Photographer

Russian swimming magazine cover photograph of Olympian Vladimir Morozov

Award Winning Los Angeles Family Portrait Studio Photographer

Black & white family portrait photographed in studio with traditional Pakistani attire

Award Winning Los Angeles Child Portrait Photographer

Portrait of a child playing dress-up as Pocahontas in a green environment with her reflection on the water