GOLD award from SWPP

I can not describe how excited, emotional and happy I am to receive Gold Award from Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers. I have been a member many years ago. Each month I would receive special magazine via post with all awards published. I thought to myself – this is my goal. I would LOVE to produce an award winning image. This just happened to me! It gives me motivation to push forward, keep trying and perfect my skills. It took me 3 hours to paint layers and apply brush strokes to this image.

This image is different to anything I have created before. It has painterly look. 

I love that this technique gives an image this timeless look. You can not really tell if this is from 2016 or 1916 year.

Painterly technique is very close to my heart. My grandfather is an excellent multi award winning oil painter. Before I decided to dive into photography I was organically painting and drawing – pastels were my favorite medium (and not as messy as oils!)  I do like to apply this technique to serene maternity portraits or specific texture rich newborn images. 

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