What a rollercoaster 2016 has been! And for so many reasons! 2016 has seen so many beloved actors pass away, along with huge political changes across the globe. Despite the fact that so many people want to see the end of 2016, it’s been an incredible year for myself personally and Svenstudios as this 2016 review should outline.
First up, SvenStudios are proud to announce that throughout 2016 we’ve had our busiest year yet covering no less than 25 weddings. That’s almost 1 every two weeks on average! The busiest weekend was when myself and Ross Daly covered 3 on a single weekend! 30 clients in total including photobooth and commercial callouts. I also happened to get married this year, so perhaps this number should actually be 26 weddings? 😛
This year I achieved the highest accolade I’ve achieved in my photographic career winning the Photographer of the year title in the Landscape category at the South Australian AIPP Professional Photography awards. Ialso managed to become a finalist in the Science category while also receiving 10 minor awards across all categories I entered – including wedding in both the State and National competitions. I’ve also received 3 honourable mentions at the 1st annual Tokyo International Foto awards and been published alongside the best aerial photographers in the world in DJI’s Above the World Publication.
This year I’ve also become affiliated with ABIA (Australian Bridal Industry Academy) where I was a late nomination for South Australian wedding photographer of the year – however too late to actually be in the running … Thats a goal for next year! 🙂
Speaking of goals for next year, I am within reach for achieving my Master Photographer status with the Australian Institute for Professional Photography (AIPP) needing only 4 more merit points – so that’s exciting! 🙂
Throughout the year I’ve launched a few new services to what SvenStudios offers. The first being an upgrade to the SvenStudios photobooth – allowing for more reliable and quick printing of both 4×6″ or 2×6″ strip photos. The second being related with our beautiful hand-made wooden guest books that are fully customizable with names and custom graphics. We also now offer the ability to take photos from the sky with drone technology, which is a lot of fun! Finally I have been expanding my operations beyond South Australia with destination weddings, covering a wedding in Darwin during August.
The entire reason for doing a 2016 review is really to outline what is in store for 2017! It’s certainly shaping up to be just as or even more busy than 2016 with 17 weddings booked already!
As always I’ll be announcing the beginning of my annual photograph of the year contest, where all the brides of the past year are eligible to nominate their favourite photo from their wedding to be voted upon by members of social media. The winning image will be printed and framed as a prize, with voters having a chance of winning $100 cash! But first I still need to edit my final wedding of 2016, so this should be announced very soon! Those brides out there that haven’t yet selected their image, please do so soon!
A launch of a new website – http://darwinweddingphotography.com is on the cards for properly expanding my services to the Northern Territory and I will also be announcing a very special service that no one else in Australia offers as of yet by utilising the very cutting edge in technology so look out for that! 😀
Finally I’ll be looking at defending my title of SA photographer of the year and hopefully achieving the status of Master Photographer with the AIPP!