Bucks Happening Magazine has an annual Bucks Happening List of the best businesses in Bucks County. I am very honored to have been nominated for the 2017 Happening List for photographer. Not only was it an honor to be nominated but, it is an honor to be considered among some really great local Doylestown and Bucks County photographers. The list includes several photographers that I have admired for years and whom I have a lot of respect for.
As people, it is inspiring to have our work recognized and a gift to be able to gain additional business success from such recognition. The entrepreneur business sector is very competitive and often challenging to navigate. Special recognition in the form of awards can often help a person take their business to the next level. For someone who works very hard to provide unprecedented service, the recognition is both a blessing and a confidence builder.
The Happening List race was close between some great photographers and inspiring artists. Not all on the list are portrait photographers, some are fine art photographers, and others, like myself, are both. My work crosses several genres of photography including; professional and corporate headshots, visual branding, family and children’s portraiture, and fine art. My passion for photography runs deep and grows with every successful session, every person I meet, and every business I help give light to.
It is a significant honor to be recognized as the 2017 Happening List Photographer. The honor isn’t only be the physical award and title, but it involve sharing a priceless moment with many other successful and inspiring businessmen and women from the Doylestown and Bucks County Communities. Being nominated has helped increase awareness of my business in an oversaturated market and winning will help to strengthen that awareness and help me grow my business even further.
To take the excitement a step further, Sharon Kraynak of Sharon Lee Creative Art Services won as the 2017 Bucks Happening List Framer. Sharon works out of my studio and takes care of all of my framing needs, personally; for my fine art and my home, and for my clients. It isn’t often that two people sharing work space are awarded such a high honor at the same time. Congrats to Sharon! It is an honor to work along side her and share her amazing talent.
To celebrate the winners and finalists, Bucks Happening Magazine held a red carpet bash yesterday evening, May 4th. The energy at Pen Ryn Estate was electrifying. So many amazing, talented people. Winners were interviewed by a QVC host and video-taped, I was a nervous wreck, but yet very excited! The band, one of the best I’ve ever heard, Bigg Romeo, was amazing and we all danced the night away. The food, I haven’t mentioned that yet…there was a mashed potato bar! Oh my goodness was it awesome! Below are just a few cell phone photos from the evening. I am hoping to get some of the photos from the staff photographers that were there to capture the event. At times I felt like I had a paparazzi following! So fun!
Thank you for all of your support. I am ever so grateful.
My Husband, John, and Me
Dear friends, author/speaker Mary Fran Bontempo, best author,
and Kristin Smedley, 2017 power person.
Sharon Kraynak and Me
Slides of each category were presented all evening.
And, even better, my interview made the Bucks Happen List YouTube channel. This journey has been so amazing! I am so honored and very grateful!