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Just learned that this image of a snowy scene in southwestern Colorado merited in the regional PPA competition in Texas this week. We titled it “Peace in the Valley” but it’s also the final piece (i.e., assures the final merit) necessary for Kevin to be designated a “Master Photographer” by the PPA at next year’s annual conference. It’s taken a long time, but we’ll be definitely be happy to have that one in our pocket!

Peace in the Valley | Denver Wedding Photographer

The annual International Photographic Competition of the Professional Photographers of America is an amazing event. Prints and albums from around the world are submitted to be judged, with only a small percentage of them being accepted to hang at the Annual PPA Exhibition in January of each year. Of those selected for exhibition, a much smaller number are selected to be included in the “Loan Collection” which is separately exhibited and made available in a hard-cover publication. It was our honor this year to have all four of our entries selected for next year’s Exhibition, and one of them chosen for the Loan Collection.

Here’s our Loan Collection image, from Karri and Ben’s wedding reception at the Colorado Springs School.

2011 PPA Loan Image

Wow! For the second year running, the International Special Event Society (ISES) has selected Allée Photography as Best Event Photographers in Colorado, this time for our coverage of Christina and Dave’s wedding at Cielo at Castle Pines. We are so honored! It didn’t hurt, though, that we had a gorgeous couple to shoot at one of the nicest venues in the Denver area. This year’s award selections, from blind entries submitted by the best event professionals in the state, were made by the Washington DC ISES chapter. We’re happy knowing that the folks in DC think as much of our photography as the San Francisco chapter that selected us for the same honor last year.

Our congratulations to all the other ISES winners this year, and especially to those we have had to privilege to work closely with on events: Nicole Iverson of Swank Stems who won for Best Event Décor, Ingrid Nagy of Catering by Design who won for Best Catered Event, and Alison Oyler of Fresh Events who was named ISES Member of the Year!

Swain Wedding Image

Well we’re excited! Nearly 2,500 prints from around the world were submitted to the 2011 Accolades of Excellence competition at the WPPI (Wedding and Portrait Photographers International) conference in Las Vegas that ended today. So we figure coming in third in any category isn’t too bad, and besides, it leaves room to do better next year!

Below is our third place overall in the Animals Division, and our highest scoring print in the Wedding Division, which was considered for top honors in the “Bride and Groom Together” category.

Four of the five prints we submitted received Accolades of Excellence, and the judging in the Wedding Division (where most of our prints were entered) was done by the best in the business: Yervant, Bambi Cantrell, Jerry Ghionis, Roberto Valenzuela, Ryan Schembri and Dennis Orchard, just to name a few. We’re honored, we’re humbled, and we intend to do even better next year!

2011 AOE Competition Image

2011 AOE Competition Image

Wow! We knew we had done well in the Regional Competition of the Southwest Professional Photographers Association (SWPPA) in September, but it wasn’t until the plaque arrived yesterday in the mail that we knew just how well. We both do the photography, but Betty Kay is the main creative force behind our album design, and her album was judged the best among wedding albums submitted by professional photographers in a region that includes eight US states (Colorado, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana) and all of Mexico. What more can I say? Wow! (better take her to out to dinner tonight…:))

You can see the design that won this competition on our website here.

SWPPA Award Image

Denver has one of the largest and most vibrant chapters of the International Special Events Society. Its members include some of the most illustrious wedding photographers in the country. We have been ISES members for only a year now, so we feel especially honored this week to have been selected as the 2010 winner of the “ISES Excellence Awards” for Best Event Photography, recognizing our coverage of the Maddox-Sheehan wedding last year at the Garden of the Gods Club in Colorado Springs.

ISES Excellence Award