Wedding, Portrait and Fine Art Nudes Photography Awards

Welcome to my Awards Page, my little proud collection of my achievements from around the world. As a self taught photographer/artist, my vision has always been to grow, not just to be the best as I can be as I just dont know what that is, but to be better than yesterday. The awards not only help with recognition on the international stage, but more importantly, they help me to expand my vision and understanding of what art is all about. I just hope that I can continue to add to this list every year with new and bigger competitions, and just simply be better than what i was yesterday. I am proud to share with you the following major awards that I have gained around the world.

My Major Photography Awards

2012 New Zealand National Exhibition

Winner of the Champion Black and White digital image

2012 Trirenberg Super circuit Salon

Winner of Silver medal

2011 The first New Zealand Photographer to win the International Black and White Photographer of the Year

Over 3500 entries worldwide from more than 80 countries. Click here to find out more.

2011 The Spider Awards – Winner of the Professional Category

The first New Zealand photographer to win a professional category in the world’s largest black and white photography competition

Winner of an additional two Nominations in Nude and Portrait categories.

2011 Al Thani International Photography Awards

Became the first New Zealand photographer to win a Judges’ Choice Award and gold medal in this prestigious worldwide competition

2011 New Zealand Kodak Awards

Winner of Gold Award for the Wedding Album category.

2010 Hasselblad Masters

The only New Zealand photographer to be among the finalists for this prestigious competition in the Up and Coming Category.

2010 Yuanlin International Photography Competition

Chairman Gold Award

2010 WPPI International Print Competition

Winner of over 10 Accolades of Excellence awards

2010 International Erotic Signature Competition

2 images accepted in The World’s Greatest Erotic Art of Today – Volume 4

2010 Worldwide Photography Gala Awards – Robert Cornelius Portrait Competition

3 images shortlisted from over 2500 images submitted worldwide

2010 Worldwide Photography Gala Awards – Black and White competition

Director Choice Award & Received the most Honourable Mentions with 7 images out of all the 780 participants from around the world

2010 International B&W Magazine Publication – Individual Competition

Silver and Merit Awards

2010 International B&W Magazine Publication – Portfolio Competition

One of only 30 spotlight awards given out worldwide. I received a multi-page editorial in the prestigious magazine.

2010 New Zealand PSNZ National Exhibition

National Champion Black and White Print and Winner of the Madi Cup

2009 International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers (US)

Became the first New Zealand photographer to be accepted into this exclusive organisation which promotes world class wedding photography

2009 International B&W Magazine Single Image Competition (US)

One of only four entrants to have three or more images received Merit Awards and above. Only about 200 images were accepted out of over 4000 entries wordwide

2009 Professional Photography of America International Print Competition (US)

Became only the second New Zealand photographer to have images accepted in the prestigious Loan Collection

2009 International Photography and Digital imaging Competition (US)

WINNER OF THE PHOTOGRAPHY CATEGORY, The first NZ photographer to do so

Honourable Mention – Photography Category

The competition attracted over 1000 entries from 13 countries, with prize value exceeding $14000USD

2009 Professional Photographers of America International Print Competition

Became only the second New Zealand photographer to have (2 portraits) images accepted in the prestigious Loan Collection.

2009 Wedding and Portrait Photographers International 8″x10″ Competition(US)

3rd Place – Single Portrait Category

3rd Place – Animals/Pets Category

2009 Prix de la Paris International Competition

3rd Place – Nature – Anmials category

People’s Choice Award – 1st and 3rd Places in Nude category

2009 International B&W Magazine Publication

One of only 80 portfolios accepted for publication from the annual portfolio comptetion from 1300 entries worldwide.

The magazine has 35,000 subscribers across 50 countries

2009 Wedding and Portrait Photographers International (US)


10 Accolades of Excellence

Attained Accolades of Photographic Mastery with the WPPI after only 2 years

2009 NZ North Shore Salon

GOLD MEDAL – one of only eight given out

Silver, Honourable Mention and 5 Acceptances

2009 NZIPP Iris Awards

Winner of Silver and Bronze Awards

2008 International Aperature Awards


Gold Award – one of only seven given out from nearly 2000 entries worldwide

2 Silvers and 4 Bronzes Awards

9th, 10th, 18th placings – People and Portrait Category

2008 Wedding and Portrait Photographers International (US)



6 Accolades of Excellence

2008 Best of Wedding Images

Finalist – Humour Category

Finalist – Portrait Category

2008 New Zealand Kodak Gold Awards

1 Gold – Wedding Album

1 Silver – Portrait

2008 International Black and White Spider Awards

3 Finalist Nominations in Professional Categories – Landscape, People

2008 NZIPP Iris Awards


Silver and Bronze Awards