Yay! Exciting News!

Jan 15, 2009 | News, Personal

So, after a very bizarre dream last night about black and white conversions (I kid you not – it’s an exciting life I lead) I woke up this morning to an email from the Wedding Photojournalist Association … saying that I have been accepted!ย  Not only that, but you’ll soon be able to find me on both the main WPJA site and – maybe even more exciting – on their sister site, the Artistic Guild of the Wedding Photojournalist Association.ย  Awesome!

It is so exciting to get this kind of recognition for my work so early in my career (one and a half years – not that I’m counting!) and I feel truly honored to be joining some of my very favorite Washington photographers in the ranks – Yvonne Wong, Jenny Jimenez and Sean Flanigan to name just a few.

Here’s some info on what it means to be a member of the AGWPJA:

The Artistic Guild of the Wedding Photojournalist Association is a distinct division within the Wedding Photojournalist Association (WPJA). The

[AG]WPJA focuses strictly on the artistic and “fine art” aspects of wedding photojournalism.

[AG]WPJA members are international wedding photojournalists, who excel both in creating outstanding images through a documentary approach, and in the art of post-production processing of wedding photographs. In a nutshell, [AG]WPJA photographers take great candid pictures, enhance them using the technology available, and deliver museum-quality images from your wedding day.

Huge thanks to my amazing couples who have made my job so much fun – your continued support and enthusiasm means a lot to me.ย  And special thanks to my family for helping me through an insanely busy and utterly exhausting year.ย  2009 will be calmer, I promise!

I’m off for a few days to celebrate …

19 Comments

  1. Oh my gosh, Kate, that is so awesome! Congratulations – you totally deserve it. Have fun celebrating! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. Oh, congratulations, Kate! That is wonderful news.

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  3. That’s fantastic news! You’re fantastic and I’m glad you’re getting some recognition!

    -Joe (nonojoe)

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  4. Aw. Thank you guys ๐Ÿ™‚ I might even have to drink some bubbly tonight. Yeah!

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  5. Congratulations Kate! Great to hear you’re being recognized- you deserve it!!! :] Have fun celebrating it and soaking it all in! What a great way to start the new year!

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  6. You’ve certainly earned this distinction! Congrats.

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  7. Kate, well deserved. Congratulations, that is huge so early off in your career. I’m glad they recognized your brilliance!

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  8. good to know I’m not the only one having photo dreams…lol

    CONGRATULATIONS!!

    damn girl, you are on FIRE(:

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  9. Yay~! You deserved it! Congrats!

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  10. Congratulations! It was well deserved!!

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  11. OMG! Congrats!

    Also must tell you I love your blog and site! i remember way back when u were first working on something new and posted to Flickr SWPB.

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  12. yay! welcome to la familia!!

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  13. Hi Kate- We met at photographers get together last summer. Just wanted to say I love your new site and your work is fantastic. Congratulations on making it in the WPJA! All the best.

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  14. congrats! you deserve it, you’re photography is stunning. I’m so glad I stumbled upon your site. best of luck to you ๐Ÿ™‚

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  15. I’m surprised it didn’t happen sooner. Much deserved. Congrats ๐Ÿ™‚

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  16. That’s so fantastic Kate. Congratulations! And I wanted to tell you that I absolutely love your new website, fantastic!

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  17. Kate… you are an amazing photographer!!

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  18. Ack I thought I commented! CONGRATULATIONS KATE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  19. Congratulations! Very well deserved.

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