yay! just received some awards

I finished with a wedding party at 11.20pm last night and I’m travelling to Nigeria for a 2 week commission tomorrow. It’s certainly a varied way to make a living  but i’m grateful for every job that comes my way.  
Got home and was too way too alive to go straight to bed and so I decided to check the day’s email.  I was genuinely thrilled to find out I’d received multiple awards for some recent portraiture.  The images are all from my Global Development work and you can view them below.
The awards were from the Irish Professional Photographers Association so they are all something of value to me as I strive to improve. 

In total I was awarded 4 Merit’s and two Highly Commended, (which I guess is 4 silver and 2 bronze in old money). 

Not a bad haul , and I’m really pleased.  

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From today, a natural light portrait of a bride from the town of Lapai in Niger state.

From today, a natural light portrait of a bride from the town of Lapai in Niger state.

Merit

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Highly Commended

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Highly Commended