When I was 15 I "borrowed" my dad's Fujica SLR and started photographing my friends skateboarding. After developing those first rolls of black and white film and making prints in the darkroom I fell in love with photography. I took every class my high school offered. After high school I attended the Art Institute of Colorado. In spring of 2004 I was offered a position as a staff photographer at a small newspaper in the mountains. During that time I began photographing weddings for extra money. It didn't take long for me to discover how much I enjoyed wedding photojournalism. In the summer of 2008 I made the decision to quit the paper and start my own business. Since then I have moved back to the city but still enjoy any opportunity to head up to the mountains.
|Location||Colorado, United States|
|Starting Rates||$3500+ (USD)|
|AG|WPJA||Artistic Wedding Photojournalist|
|Photos||7 Contest Winning Photos|
The Wedding Photojournalist Association proudly recognizes the accomplishments and creative excellence of Preston Utley. The following awards have been earned by Preston from the WPJA. These achievements come with great merit considering the high level of competition that a member faces in the contests.
|2010||Q2||20th Place - Humor|
5th Place - Ceremony
7th Place - Animals
3rd Place - Cake Cutting
10th Place - Details (Found)
|Q3||1st Place - Scene Setters|
|Q2||15th Place - Ceremony|