Monday, October 26, 2015

Winning Bronze For My Photography & My Future Photographic Dreams ♥

Last week the much awaited Blog Awards Ireland finals took place, a night which bloggers around the country had looked forward to for quite some time and waited with baited breath to see whether or not they had won their finalist categories - I was one of these bloggers, although sadly I couldn't make it to the awards, my funds just sadly don't leave room for a trip to Dublin at the moment.

I was up for Best Photography Blog, something which I was still quite shocked by as I was up against some amazing photographers and people who actually made a living from their work and here I was, the girl who only received her first DSLR camera back in December, who has never done a photo shoot with with anyone but my own son but who is so passionate about the art of photography and capturing precious moments in peoples lives and the beautiful nature around me.

I anxiously scrolled through Twitter looking for updates on the category winners and although, deep down in my heart I knew I wouldn't be crowned the winner, I was still a little disappointed when I didn't see my name. However, this year the Blog Awards Ireland decided to honour not just one winner but to also have a silver and bronze award. Imagine my surprise when one of my fellow Irish parenting bloggers informed me that I had won bronze for my photography. I was absolutely delighted!

It meant so much for me to even be aknowledged in this category amongst some very talented bloggers and those who have honed their skills to perfection over the years. In my eyes I feel like such a beginner, only starting out on my photographic endeavours and learning new things about the craft everyday but I honestly love it so much and I could never imagine my life now without snapping away pictures - impromptu photo shoots on sunny days are the best!

I would like to thank anyone who voted for Dolly Dowsie in the awards and to the judges who deemed me worthy of a bronze award - you have no idea how much it means to me! So thank you from the bottom of my heart.


Winning this award has really given me a boost of confidence. It's made me want to pick up my camera even more and capture the wonderful nature that's around me at the moment. Of course, I always like to have my son, Tyler Lee, in my captures too.

Now that I'm pregnant again, one of the things I'm most looking forward to with the new baby's arrival is capturing lots of newborn photos of them, something which I didn't do with Tyler Lee. I have so many ideas and can't wait to capture them all.

My absolute dream would be to one day be a professional photographer, capturing gorgeous shots of peoples precious memories. My favourite subjects to capture are people, especially children and nature - even better when the two are combined like in the picture above, one of my favourite pictures from the year so far.

I really want to pursue this dream, even if it means a lot of hard work. I just want to start out photographing other people and experimenting with different types of outdoor shoots - natural light is always the best for me. I just need some willing participants now!

Whatever happens I will always love my camera and capturing moments to remember for ever, from the ordinary to the extraordinary, having a moment in time to look back on forever is such a special thing to me.


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25 comments

  1. Congratulations on the award! I'm happy that it is giving you the boost you need to continue your photographic journey :D

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  2. Congratulations love <3 You have worked so hard to reach this point . Your pictures are so beautiful and so real, i can't find the perfect word for it but these pictures are so different because they are not taken just to increase your blog views but because you love what you do . Here is too hoping that you get even more success in the future , receive more love and happiness xxx

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  3. Congrats! I've always LOVED your photos and you are such a natural photographer. What a great achievement! You deserve it!! Of course, your little subject is as adorable as always.

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  4. This is an awesome award! Congratulations!!! You should totally write tips about photography :)

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  5. Congratulations on the award! What a wonderful achievement! Your little one is so cute- love the curls!

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  6. What an exciting way to have your artwork recognized as outstanding. Of course those of us who read your blog regularly know that you capture some amazingly beautiful moments and scenery - like the gardens you did at your parents I think - so pretty.

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  7. Congrats on the award! That is so exciting to have won the bronze :)

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  8. Well done & well-deserved! Great to be able to get your art to a bigger audience.

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  10. Congrats! You take such good pictures! You deserve this!

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  11. Congrats on the awards!! I have always loved your photos the color especially with flowers always pops out!

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  12. Congrats on winning. You really do take crisp and vibrant photos. Yes, please do pursue this field as you have innate talent.

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  14. Your photos are amazing. You totally deserved winning this award. What is next for you?

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  15. I've always admired your children photography. So I'm not shocked at all by your win. congrats!

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  16. Congratulations! That is awesome. I am so inspired. I just started sewing in May and like you I hope to become an expert in my field. This gives me hope that it can be done even though I'm a newbie.

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  17. Wow that is pretty awesome, and so well deserved! Congratulations! So very exciting! Your photos are always just lovely! - Jeanine

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  18. Congratulations. You have such beautiful photographs. What an honor to achieve!

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  19. Wow! Congrats on the award! It's great they they had multiple winners! I love the photo in this post!

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  20. Congratulations on the awesome award. Your pictures are amazing and you should be proud of your work!

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  21. Congratulations! And I agree with everyone else. Your pictures are stunning! What a nice award to win!

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  22. Congrats on the award! It's crazy how blogging can help you to discover and then follow your dreams (I know blogging has helped me get closer to my dreams of being a film reviewer and screenwriter.) I could definitely see you as a professional photographer because your photos are always so gorgeous! Keep up the great work girl <3

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  23. Congrats on your award!! It seems like you're a super hard worker and your pictures are beautiful!!
    xo Adriana - Daily Dose of Design

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  24. Congratulations!! I'm truly so excited for you. Your photographs are truly beautiful and unique. :)

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