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SA ABIA 2020 Wedding Awards Results

SA ABIA 2020 Wedding Awards

On the 9th of December, the SA ABIA 2020 Wedding Awards were announced, and I’m happy to say SvenStudios has once again come out as one of the best wedding suppliers in South Australia! SvenStudios has come runner up in both the wedding photography and photobooth supplier categories, meaning that as judged by our delightful bridal couples throughout the last year – we were just pipped at the post in attaining the title of wedding phtogroapher and photobooth supplier of the year!

The ABIA awards are a nationally-run organisation that give awards to wedding vendors a little differently than many other awards organisations. As a photographer I tend to take the AIPP photography awards quite seriously as that organisation awards the technical prowess of a photographer in capturing a scene – where as ABIA awards wedding vendors based directly on the feedback of a business’ every day clients.

One is judged by professionals based on technical ability, where as the other is based on the personal experience that a client has had directly with the business.

As a result my previous year’s wedded couples rated their customer satisfaction with me at a whopping 99.8% which has ranked me as the runner-up at the SA ABIA 2020 Wedding Awards. I’ts a little bit dissapointing to miss out on top spot by such a small margin, but that’s just the way it goes I guess!

Thank you so much to all my wedded couples who took the time to register their recommendation and reviews! It always helps out a lot!

ABIA Accredited wedding photographer

As part of my continued quest to provide better wedding photography services to my clients, SvenStudios has become an ABIA accredited supplier. The Australian Bridal Industry Academy (ABIA) was founded in 1997 to protect the bridal customer and promote the bridal supplier. Their goal is to provide prospective brides with first hand accounts and reliable reviews regarding wedding suppliers they may consider hiring for their wedding.

I have attained the status of a first year ‘appointed bridal industry associate’ due to recent brides and grooms who have reviewed me on the ABIA portal. Almost every wedding that takes place is registered with ABIA, and after the day the organisation invites the newly weds to review any suppliers they may have employed on their day. My ABIA Accredited status is a representation of clients who have rated, reviewed and recommended my business. In fact, despite only joining ABIA in the last 2 months, according to my ABIA listing  I have achieved a rating from previous brides of 94% and was a nominee for the 2016 South Australian wedding photographer of the year.

I am very much looking forward to the opportunity that ABIA represents in providing a national, transparent portal for new clients to read about the quality of service I provide my clients. I also look forward to being a nominee next year! The ABIA awards are unique in that they are awarded solely on the reviews of wedded couples after their wedding day based on 4 criteria –  Quality of Product, Quality of Service, Value for Money and Attitude of Staff. So the awards are given out not by merit of technical photographic prowess like the AIPP awards, but more the service side of weddings, which I believe to be just as important! I am already a multiple award winning photographer for my technical ability, so I’m looking forward to being recognised for my service!

2017 ABIA Bridal Awards – Photographer of the year finalist

I’m pleased to announce that SvenStudios were a finalist of the recent Australian Bridal Industry Academy (ABIA) South Australian Awards on Tuesday. In addition to being a finalist in the 2017 ABIA Bridal Awards, I also just missed out on a podium finish, finishing 4th in the state. You can view all the results for all vendors – not just photographers on the ABIA website.

The way the ABIA awards work is actually quite unique; previous clients of each supplier are asked to rate each aspect of the supplier’s service out of 100, and from an aggregate score of all previous scores, ABIA determines if they would be eligible for an award at their Award night. Thanks to all my previous couples who nominated SvenStudios for these awards, because of you SvenStudios scored an amazing 98.68% perfection score! it’s because of this unique method of determining winners of awards that the ABIA Awards are often compared with the Logies of the wedding industry. This year I have also had success in winning a National Photographer of the year title with the AIPP – another professional organisation I belong to – but their awards system is based solely on the professional qualities of images I produce.

With these recent awards, I’m so happy to say that SvenStudios really is the complete package when it comes to wedding photography – being in the top 4 wedding photographers at the 2017 ABIA Bridal Awards judged on clients experience, and an AIPP photographer of the year title for technical ability.

2017 ABIA Bridal Awards finalist

In my never ending quest to provide the best possible wedding photographer services in Adelaide, I align myself with relevant organisations that best represent what SvenStudios is all about. These organisations include the AIPP – or the Australian Institute for Professional photographers and ABIA – the Australian Bridal Industry Academy. The former is solely to do with professional development in creating industry-standard imagery and the latter is all about client relations – or how previous brides have felt dealing with my business.