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WeddingWire 2010 Bride’s Choice Awards

I was just informed that I have received, for the second year in a row, the WeddingWire 2010 Bride’s Choice Awards for Wedding Photography.

The annual Bride’s Choice Awards recognizes and celebrates excellence in quality and service within the wedding industry, as determined by recent reviews and extensive surveys from over 500,000 newlyweds.

April Rocha Photography is among the top five percent of all vendors in the WeddingWire community.

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Winner of the Kolo “What’s in your Kolo Window?” Contest


I was informed on Friday that I was one of the five winners of Kolo’s “What’s in your Kolo Window?” contest. Click here to view the Koloist blog entry about the winners and their submitted artwork.

I submitted my A Little Piece of Home journal and they liked it enough to choose it as one of their winners. Thank you Kolo!!

I can’t wait to get my prize in the mail – Kolo albums, photo boxes and accessories.

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Artists’ Reception at the Annenberg Beach House is Scheduled for May 14

The Artists’ Reception for Beach Stories at the Annenberg Beach House has been scheduled for Thursday, May 14 from 6-8 pm. One of my photographs is in the exhibit (through September 21).

Click here to view my other entry about the exhibit.

I’m really looking forward to the reception and for my friends to see the new space.

I found in my vintage postcard collection two postcards that showcase the Marion Davies Estate (which is now the Beach House). The only building remaining is the guest house on the north side of the estate.

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I’ve Been Selected as one of the Artists in a Photography Exhibit at the Annenberg Beach House

When I was attending John Adams Junior High (now a middle school) if you had a 3.5 GPA or higher you could become a member of Honor Scholarship (run by Mr. La Duke). At the end of the school year, as a reward, you would get to go to the Sand & Sea Club for the day and I have very fond memories of going there every year of junior high. That club has been recently refurbished and is now the Annenberg Beach House with a grand opening on April 25.

Their first photography exhibit is Beach Stories and one of my images was chosen for the exhibit. There are 36 images in the exhibit and my image was chosen out of 250 submissions.

This is an incredible honor as I love my home town, the beach house (which was built by William Randolph Hearst for his mistress Marion Davies) and most especially the beach.

An Artist’s Reception will be held in mid-May (the date has not been finalized).