I'm stoked to have received two awards at the weekend's Epson/NZIPP Iris Professional Photography Awards. I entered three prints, and these two images got bronze (the first in the Portrait category, the second in Weddings). The NZIPP's Infocus conference was fantastic - lots of inspirational speakers and it was great to have the chance to catch up with photographers from all over the country (and beyond). Events like these are great for an enforced 'slow down' - I took work with me, but once that was done I sat back and absorbed. It's easy to get so swept up in the busy rush that you don't take the time to step back like that. I am now full of all sorts of ideas and creative resolutions for the year ahead, including aiming for a silver next year! :) Click here to check out the full collection of award-winning images for 2010.