Rangefinder’s 30 Rising Stars of Wedding Photography 2015 | Destination Wedding Photographers Yorkshire
This is a post that we’ve been meaning to write for weeks now. We thought at the time that keeping the news quiet for so long would be torture but I think the reality is that it’s only just sinking in. I’ve even gone back to my inbox several times just to double check I didn’t imagine getting the email that said those magic words. ‘Congratulations! You have been selected as one of Rangefinders Rising Stars in the World of Wedding Photography 2015’. Rangefinder magazine has been going since before we were even born and has the kind of reputation that very few magazines in the world can match. Each year they invite around 150 businesses around the world to submit images and fill out a questionnaire for consideration in their final selection for the Rising Stars. To be invited to submit you have to be nominated by an industry professional so just getting that far is exceptionally high praise. When we first started Sansom Photography we happened to see the Rising Stars awards announced online and it was one of the reasons we pushed ourselves to become the very best we could be (although back then it was Photo District News who ran the issue). I won’t even mention the incredible list of Rising Star’s alumni which contains so many people we have looked up to for years. Suffice to say we can’t think of a better way to end an already unbelievable wedding season.
I could go on for many, MANY paragraphs about what this means to us, but it really is the biggest achievement of our career so far and one that will push us to work even harder and continue rising. We have enjoyed every second of the last 4 and a half years, every single one of the 235 weddings we have covered, and the best part of it all is that we’ve been able to do it together. We have such a passion for what we do and living it every day really is a dream come true. We’re so proud of the images we have created and the moments we’ve captured over the years but we both know the best is still to come!
Without sounding like an Oscars acceptance speech we would like to give a huge shout out to some of our friends and mentors in the industry, Alex Abbott, Claire Penn, Erum Rizvi, Andrea Ellison, Zach & Jody, GettoBizness (Blair DeLaubenfels and Christy Weber) who have helped us get to where we are now. We would also like to thank each and every one of our incredible couples over the years. Without you believing in what we do, from the first wedding to our most recent, we wouldn’t be able to be lucky enough to what we love most for a living.
Here is the full list of the 30 wedding photographers! : http://blog.wppionline.com/2015/10/rangefinder-reveals-the-coveted-list-and-full-online-gallery-of-30-rising-stars-2015/
Also a link to the separate galleries! : http://rangefinder.shootproof.com/gallery/30risingstars2015/
– Chris & Verity