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THE REGION'S MOST AWARDED WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

With close to 100 Regional, National & International awards….Sam Chinigo is the East Coast’s most awarded wedding photographer.

Most Awarded CT Wedding Photographers in CT
Years Experience
Awards
Weddings
9 Time CT Wedding Photographer of the Year
2 Time International Best of Wedding Photography Winner
6 Court of Honor Awards
5 Fuji Masterpiece Awards
Grace Ormonde Platinum List

March 15, 2017 – “CT WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR” (9th time) – CT Professional Photographers Association Annual Convention

Feb 17, 2017 – “Best in Show” for image titled “Two By Sea” – CT Professional Photographers Association

Nov 14, 2016 – “Best in Show” for image titled “Ready to Explode” – CT Professional Photographers Association

Nov 14, 2016 – “Best in Show” for image titled “Center of my World” – CT Professional Photographers Association

March 19, 2016 – “CT WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR” (8th time) -CT Professional Photographers Association

March 19, 2016 – “Court of Honor” award for “Stairway to Heaven”. – CTPPA Annual Convention

March 19, 2016 – “Best in Show” award for “Stairway to Heaven”. – CTPPA Annual Convention

March 19, 2016 – Blue Ribbon award for “Cinderella’s last Dance”. – CTPPA Annual Convention

March 19, 2016 – Blue Ribbon award for “Wandering Flower Girl”. – CTPPA Annual Convention

March 19, 2016 – Blue Ribbon award for “Lemons into Lemonade-Tribute to Rockwell”. – CTPPA Annual Convention

March 15, 2015 – “CT WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR” (7th time) – CT Professional Photographers Association

March 14, 2015 – White House Custom Color “Most Creative Wedding Image” – CT Professional Photographers Association

March 14, 2015 – “Court of Honor” Award for “Chivalry” – CT Professional Photographers Association

March 14, 2015 –  “Judges Choice” Award for “Chivalry” – CTPPA Annual Convention

March 14, 2015 –  “Judges Choice” Award for “Cool Embrace” – CTPPA Annual Convention

March 14, 2015 – Blue Ribbon Award for “Sheltered” – CTPPA Annual Convention

March 14, 2015 – Blue Ribbon Award for “Sneaking a Peek” – CTPPA Annual Convention

February 10, 2015 – “Best in Show”, 1st place, and 2nd place – CTPPA Annual Competition

June 25, 2014 – 1st place, 2nd place and 3rd place – CTPPA image competition.

March 16, 2014“CT WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR” (for the 6th year) by CT Professional Photographers Association.

March 16, 2014Fuji Masterpiece Award for print titled ““Romeo and Juliet”.CT Professional Photographers Association Convention in Windsor, CT

January 29, 2014– “Best in Show” – CT Professional Photographers Association for print titled ““Love in an Elevator”.

January 29, 2014– “1st place” – CT Professional Photographers Association for print titled ““Kara and Michael”.

January 29, 2014– “3rd place” – CT Professional Photographers Association for print titled ““The Cup of my Blood”.

January 10, 2014 – WeddingWire Bride’s Choice award.

March 22, 2013Fuji Masterpiece Award for print titled ““Vintage”.CT Professional Photographers Association Convention in Cromwell, CT

March 22, 2013– WHCC “Most Creative Wedding Image Award” – CT Professional Photographers Association for print titled ““Vintage”.

March 22, 2013“CT WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR” (for the 5th year) by CT Professional Photographers Association.

March 3, 2013– “Judges Choice Award” – Professional Photographers Association of Rhode Island for print titled ““Best Seat in the House”.

March 3, 2013– “Highest Scoring Print Case” – Professional Photographers Association of Rhode Island.

March 3, 2013– “Court of Honor Award” – Professional Photographers Association of Rhode Island for print titled ““Lemons to Lemonade”.

January 10, 2013 – WeddingWire Bride’s Choice award.

March 11, 2012 – Awarded “CT WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR” (for the 4th year) by CT Professional Photographers Association.

March 11, 2012– “Most Creative Image Award” – CT Professional Photographers Association for print titled ““Escape”.

March 11, 2012– “Best in Show” – CT Professional Photographers Association for print titled ““Escape”.

March 11, 2012– “1st Place” – CT Professional Photographers Association for print titled ““Harp”.

March 11, 2012– “3rd Place-Blue Ribbon” – CT Professional Photographers Association for print titled ““To the Sea”.

March 11, 2012– “Court of Honor Award” – CT Professional Photographers Association for print titled ““Escape”.

March 11, 2012– “Court of Honor Award” – Professional Photographers Association of Rhode Island for print titled ““Goddess”.

January 12, 2012“Best Wedding Photographers of 2011” – StudioLocator.com – “Out of the over 700 photographers who’s photos were rated by their peers in 2011, a handful emerged as those who stand out for creativity, artistry and photographic excellence.”

January 10, 2012 – WeddingWire Bride’s Choice award.

November 17, 20112nd Place for print titled ““Once in a Blue Moon”.CT Professional Photographers Association print competition in Cromwell, CT

May 16, 2011Best in Show for print titled ““Sweet Escape”.CT Professional Photographers Association print competition in Cromwell, CT

May 16, 2011“1st Place”CT Professional Photographers Association for print titled ““Love in an Elevator”.

February 6, 2010Fuji Masterpiece Award for print titled ““Vintage Goodbye”.CT Professional Photographers Association Convention in Cromwell, CT

February 6, 2010 – Awarded “CT WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR” (for the 3rd consecutive year) by CT Professional Photographers Association.

February 6, 2009 – Blue ribbon awarded for “Misty”CT Professional Photographers Association

August 5, 2009“Best in Show”CT Professional Photographers Association for print titled ““Vintage Goodbye”.

March 2, 2009 – 1st Place in Best of Weddings Intl competition for image entitled “First Dance”.

March 1, 2009 – Awarded the Court of Honor by Professional Photographers Association of Rhode Island for print entitled “Midnight Rondevous”.

February 8, 2009 – Awarded CT WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR” (for the second consecutive year) by CT Professional Photographers Association.

February 1, 2009 – 4 images chosen as finalists in the Best of Weddings int’l competition.

January 21, 2009– 1st place – CT Professional Photographers Association for print titled ““Gates of Heaven”.

September 13, 2008 – Blue ribbon awarded for “Sophie’s Smile” – Professional Photographers Assoc. of New England.

September 8, 2008“Best in Show”CT Professional Photographers Association for print titled ““Anchored”.

July 29,2008 – 2 Prints chosen for Professional Photographers of America’s prestigous Loan Collection and Showcase Books.

July 28, 2008 – 3 finalist positions (out of 2500 entries) in Wedding Photography Directory national competition

June 25, 2008“Best in Show”CT Professional Photographers Association for print titled ““Midnight Rendevous”.

April 23, 2008“Best in Show”CT Professional Photographers Association for print titled “Sophie’s Smile”.

April 2, 20084th placeWedding Photography Directory national competition
March 7, 2008 – 3 finalist positions (out of 1600 entries) in Wedding Photography Directory national competition

March 3, 2008“Wedding Photo of the Month” .Wedding Photography Directory

February 20, 2008 – 3 out of top 10 finalist positions in Romance category – International“Best of Weddings Contest” – Eventpix/WPPI –

Feb. 10, 2008CT “WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR” CT Professional Photographers Association

Jan. 21, 2008Best in ShowCT Professional Photographers Association

Sept. 9, 2007Fuji Masterpeice Award – Professional Photographers of New England Convention in Sturbridge, MA

Sept. 9, 2007 – 2 Blue Ribbons, 2 Red Ribbons- Professional Photographers of New England

April 30, 2007“Wedding Photo of the Month” – Wedding-Photos.org

April 25, 20071st place in Wedding/Candid category for “With you every step”CT Professional Photographers Association

April 25, 2007Best in Show for “Beautiful Day”CT Professional Photographers Association

April 18, 2007 – chosen to represent Connecticut wedding photographers by Macy’s Bridal.

March 29, 2007INTERNATIONAL GRAND PRIZE WINNER!Best of Weddings Contest for “With you every step”

February 22, 20074th placeWedding Photography Directory national competition

February 2, 2007 – 4 out of top 10 semi-finalists positions -International“Best of Weddings Contest” – – Eventpix/WPPI –

January 15, 2007 – Selected as “Top Photographer” Wedding Photography Directory (18 photographers chosen nationally.)

October 2006“VPS Winner”– Virtual Photography Studio

September 20061st place-– “Most creative image” competition – Pro Photo Home

June 2006“Image of the Year” – Wedding-photos.org –