A few months ago, were woke up to an email from Rangefinder Magazine – we were one of the 200+ nominees for the annual Rangefinder 30 Rising Stars 2016 list. We were completely blown away. To even be nominated is a massive honour – judges look for photographers that have been in business full time for under 5 years, have stellar portfolios and are somehow standing out in the international photography community. Out of the 200+ nominees, the list is narrowed down to 30. When we received the second email, letting us know we’re part of that 30, our jaws were on the floor. This is truly unexpected, and we’re so grateful. There are no words.
The list is compiled annually, and while we were overjoyed just to be nominated, never in a million years did we think we’d make the final cut. There are so many incredible photographers out there that we love and admire, and we’re truly humbled to see our names alongside theirs.
When we started on this journey together a few years ago, we thought ‘maybe we’ll shoot a few weddings here and there’. Never did we expect two full-time careers in a really short span of time. The internet would have you believe that Rome was in fact built in a day. But it really does take years of trial and error, failures and successes of varying degree. And we’re still building. Still growing. Still learning.
Below is the portfolio we sent in for Rangefinder Rising Stars 2016, and a tearsheet from the magazine. Some of our favourite photos from the last 3-4 seasons together. We really can’t thank you, our dear readers, clients, friends and colleagues for your support over the years. We started on this path with very little expectation, and can’t thank the universe enough for what has come.
We’re so grateful to be on this list, along with so many incredible friends and colleagues. To see everyone’s gorgeous portfolios, click over to Rangefinder’s site.