Local professional photographers Helenjoy (Wilkin) and Adam Buckle scooped up 19 awards between them at the prestigious New Zealand Iris Awards held in Wellington last month.
The Inglewood pair have a huge passion for photography. Adam has earned a Fellow and Helen a Masters with the New Zealand Institute of Professional Photographers. They have also earned the very prestigious title of Fellow of the Photographic Society of New Zealand. Only four people in Taranaki have this title.
Adam operates a canvas and fine art printing business predominantly selling landscapes through various galleries around Taranaki.
“Awards for me is not just a personal journey of growth, the key here is that my images are of a consistent standard,” said Adam.
Helen operates her business Helenjoy Photography in Inglewood and focuses on fine art maternity, babies and small intimate family groups as well as weddings.
“I haven’t entered the awards for the last five years to focus on growing my business. I set myself some new personal goals and then Adam inspired me to enter again. Although I am already accredited, qualified and a proven and trusted professional photographer it’s good to get another independent confirmation that I am constantly consistent at the high end of my profession.