Our images have been featured in numerous wedding publications, and have received praise from many industry professionals. Our studio has earned 12 awards in international print competition from Wedding and Portrait Photographers International (WPPI), and The CREATE Image Competition including 4 in the wedding photojournalism category, with one image taking 1st place (2344 entrants) for our image "Reflections of the Mother". In 2015, we earned another 1st place win again the wedding photojournalism category in the CREATE image competition (900+ Entrants), earning a Vision Award for our image "The Dance". During the same competition, our studio earned a 2nd place finish for the Engagement Category and 3rd place for the Bride and Groom together category.
In addition to our accolades, MAPhoto has been recognized as one of the top 5% of Los Angeles wedding photography studios by Weddingwire.com, and received the 2014 and 2015 Weddingwire Couple's Choice award. Our work has been featured by over 15 different industry publications including Weddingwire.com, The Knot Magazine and Blog, and Style Me Pretty. Our studio was also awarded the 2014 Two Bright Lights Editor's Choice Award.
As part of our ongoing journey to improve our craft, since 2014 we have participated in international competitions by entering our images to be judged by some of the world's most well respected photographers. Entering into competition allows us to better our art, and refine our skill set so that we are continuously learning. Here is a list of accolades that we have accumulated thus far.
WPPI - First Place - Second Half Competition (Wedding Photojournalism) - "Reflections of the Mother"
WPPI First Half Competition Silver Award - Engagement Category - "The Pier"
WPPI Second Half Competition Silver Award - Bride and Groom Alone Category - "Before the Ceremony"
WPPI Second Half Competition Silver Award - Wedding Photojournalism - The Veil
WPPI Second Half Competition Silver Award - Wedding Photojournalism - "The Toss"
WPPI 16 x 20 Annual Print Competition - Silver Award "Expressions"
WPPI 16 x 20 Annual Print Competition - Silver Award "Preparations"
Shutterfest CREATE Image Competition - Vision Award -Wedding Photojournalism (1st Place) "The Dance"
Shutterfest CREATE Image Competition - Vision Award - Engagement (2nd Place) - "Moonlight on the Pier"
Shutterfest CREATE Image Competition - Vision Award -Couple Together (3rd Place) - "Light and Silhouettes"
Shutterfest CREATE Image Competition - Vision Award - Couple Together - "Natural Light Beauty"
Shutterfest CREATE Image Competition - Vision Award - Bride Alone - "Darling on the Stairwell"
Shutterfest CREATE Image Competition - Vision Award - Couple Together - "Cherryblossoms"
2014 Weddingwire Couple's Choice Award
2014 Two Bright Lights Editor's Choice Award
2015 National Awards
2015 Weddingwire Couple's Choice Award
2015 TheKnot.com "Best Of"
Shutter Magazine (Active Contributor)
Profoto "Best Photographers in the World" Advertisement
Bridal Guide Magazine
Style Me Pretty
The Bridal Detective
Shades Wedding Magazine
Two Bright Lights
The White List
Fab You Bliss
The Wedding Atlas
Fly Away Bride
The White List