So I had thought about entering the state fair for quite sometime this year but kept putting it off, especially once August hit and I was so busy with weddings. But I hurried in on the last day with 2 prints and entered them into the contest. It was a rushed day because I also had a wedding and was actually on my way to the wedding when I dropped off the images. It was a bit tight time wise to get everything done and on time but I did and I am glad I did!
I entered 2 images, one into the Professional Wedding Category and the other, a family portrait, into the Professional Group Portraits. Here are the 2 images:
1st place award in Professional Wedding Photography!
3rd place overall in Professional Group Portraits!
I didn’t even expect to place, as it was my first time and I was competing against some pretty amazing veteran photographers. I was very excited when I went on the first day and saw that I had not only placed, but received the first place award in the wedding category! I was also quite happy about the 3rd place award in the group portraits!
There was a lot of tough competition in both categories and many great looking images by wonderful photographers. I am very grateful that I took the time to enter! I exceeded my own expecations, that is for sure! If you haven’t had time to go up and see the images at the state fair, I would put it on the schedule! Over 1700 entries this year! Many wonderful images to see! The fair ends on the 16th so hurry up there!
And As always, thanks for reading! to see more of my work, visit www.ldsphotographer.com.
Glenn Pearson. – Utah LDS Wedding photographer.