I have been finding it hard to sit down a write something about the recent AIPP APPA awards and Nikon Event. Probably because there was such an information and inspiration overload…it seems that it takes longer than a few days to recover from having your mind blown every 5 minutes (on average). But I have got to a stage that I feel that I can communicate via dot points…
- I learnt that I should be banned from making speeches, from this point on, if I am ever blessed again to win a category, I will express how I am feeling via interpretive dance (I may or may not keep to this)
- My Mum is a t-rex amount of amazing. So supportive. So is my Dad really, but he is still currently warming his bones on a island somewhere and I’m jealous, so Mum gets the first mention 😉
- Took away some new mantras – “Strive for significance not success” – Thanks David and Luke Edmonston. “Practice, but play more” – Thanks David Duchemin. “Strive for excellence not perfection” – Not a new concept but a great reminder from David and Luke – This is something that I personally struggle with and so needed to hear again! Sometimes I fuss over an image so much that I almost don’t get it out to the world… which is just…time consuming and exhausting.
- Lentil is multi-award winning muse, and acts like it.
- The more and more people I meet within the AIPP, the more committed I become to the AIPP as an organisation. I can only hope that I can give back the amount of kindness, guidance and inspiration that I have received by being part of the AIPP community.
- The whole bloody event was awesome but it was even more awesome sharing it with someone awesome (that’s you Paul).
- There was a stupid amount of talent in the “pet/animal” category… pet photographers in Australia are world class!
Here are some shitty phone pics! But you will get the jist of the good vibes.
So a massive thank you to my family, friends, supporters near and from afar, my clients, clients who I now call friends, everyone who put their heart on their sleeves and entered the awards, the judges, the State Councils, Lentil, the National Council, ALL the volunteers, all the sponsors, and the ladies and gents at the National Office. That was a really long sentence, I know.
Lots of love and furry head rubs
Being an award winning bunny is exhausting… apparently.