Jerry Ghionis, Wedding Photographer
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Awards

MAJOR AWARDS (1999 – 2017)



Jerry Ghionis M.Photog. IIII Cr. AWM FSWPP is a member of and has won awards from the following organizations:

  • AIPP — Australian Institute of Professional Photography
  • WPPI — Wedding & Portrait Photographers International
  • PPA — Professional Photographers of America
  • SWPP — Society of Wedding & Portrait Photographers, United Kingdom
  • PWS — Photo Wedding Stories, Greece
  • PPC — Professional Photographers of California

2017

 • AIPP Grand Master
• WPPI International (Las Vegas, USA) Print Awards (1st Place) In Camera Artistry Category
• WPPI International (Las Vegas, USA) Print Awards (3rd Place) In Camera Artistry Category
• WPPI International (Las Vegas, USA)  Print Awards (3rd Place) Bride Alone Non-Wedding Day Category
• PPC California – Best in Category – Portrait Studio
• PPC California – Best in Category – Wedding
• PPC California – Top Ten Case
• PPC California -Judges Choice Award x 2
• PPC California – Prime Image Collection x 2

2016

  • 2016 PPA Album/Non-Event Album of the Year – 1st Place
  • 2016 AIPP Australian Fashion Photographer of the Year
  • 2016 AIPP Australian Album of the Year - 1st Place
  • 2016 PPC California Professional Photographer of the Year
  • 2016 PPC California Highest Scoring Print Case
  • 2016 PPC California Straight Out of Camera Photographer of the Year
  • 2016 PPC California Wedding Album of the Year
  • 2016 PPC California Non – Wedding Album of the Year
  • 2016 PPC California President’s Choice Award
  • 2016 PPC California Judge’s Choice Award
  • 2016 PPC California Best of Show Award
  • 2016 PWS Greece Album Open Category (3rd Place)
  • 2016 PWS Greece Wedding Album Category (3rd Place)
  • 2016 PWS Greece Wedding Same Day Category (3rd Place)
  • 2016 PWS Greece Boudoir/Fashion Category (3rd Place)
  • 2016 PWS Greece Open Category (3rd Place)



2015


  • 2015 WPPI International (Las Vegas, USA) Print Awards (1st Place) Bride and Groom together Category
  • 2015 WPPI International (Las Vegas, USA) Wedding Album of the Year (Single Photographer) 3rd Place 2015
  • 2015 WPPI International (Las Vegas, USA) Print Awards (3rd Place) In Camera Artistry Category
  • 2015 WPPI International (Las Vegas, USA) Print Awards (3rd Place) Bride Alone Category
  • 2015 PPC California State Wedding Photographer of the Year
  • 2015 PPC California State Wedding Album of the Year
  • 2015 PPC California State Runner Up Overall Photographer of the Year
  • 2015 PPC California State President's Choice Award
  • 2015 AIPP Victoria, Wedding Photographer of the Year – Finalist
  • 2015 AIPP Victoria, Album/Book of the Year – FinalistAIPP Victoria, Highest Scoring Book
  • 2015 AIPP Australian Album of the Year - 1st Place
  • 2015 AIPP Highest Scoring Wedding Album of the Year – Score of 95 (Gold Distinction)
  • 2015 PPA Album/Event Album of the Year – 1st Place
  • 2015 PPA Album accepted in the loan collection
  • 2015 PPA Portrait print accepted in the loan collection


2014

  • 2014 United Nations IPC (International Photography Community) Photography Leadership Award
  • 2014 Named Grandmaster of WPPI (The most awarded photographer of WPPI)
  • 2014 WPPI International (Las Vegas, USA) Wedding Album of the Year (Single Photographer) 3rd Place
  • 2014 WPPI International (Las Vegas, USA) Print Awards (2nd Place) In Camera Artistry Category
  • 2014 Shutter Magazine - Top 5 most influential Photographers of the Year


2013

  • 2013 Jerry is named as 1 of only 16 United States Nikon Ambassadors and 1 of 2 people who specialize in wedding photography.
  • 2013 SWPP (United Kingdom) Open Category 16x20 Print of the Year
  • 2013 WPPI International (Las Vegas, USA) Grand Award - Wedding Print of the Year
  • 2013 WPPI International (Las Vegas, USA) Wedding Album of the Year (Single Photographer) 2nd Place
  • 2013 WPPI International (Las Vegas, USA) Print Awards (2nd Place) Glamour Category
  • 2013 WPPI International (Las Vegas, USA) Print Awards (2nd Place) Bride and Groom together Category
  • 2013 Shutter Magazine - Top 5 most influential Photographers of the Year
  • 2013 Framed Awards - nominated as one of the Top 10 Wedding Photographers in the World


2012

  • 2012 WPPI International (Las Vegas, USA) Wedding Album of the Year (Single Photographer) 1st Place
  • 2012 WPPI International (Las Vegas, USA) Wedding Album of the Year (Multiple Photographers) 3rd Place
  • 2012 WPPI International (Las Vegas, USA) Print Awards (2nd Place) Bridal Party Category
  • 2012 WPPI International 2nd Half Online Competition - Groom Alone - 2nd Place
  • 2012 WPPI International 2nd Half Online Competition - Bridal Party - 2nd Place
  • 2012 WPPI International 2nd Half Online Competition - Bride and Groom Together - 3rd Place
  • 2012 WPPI International 2nd Half Online Competition - Bride Alone - 3rd Place
  • 2012 AIPP Victoria, Australia Wedding Photographer of the Year
  • 2012 PPA 2 x Albums accepted in the loan collection
  • 2012 PPA 1 Print accepted in the loan collection
  • 2012 SWPP (United Kingdom) Post Wedding Photographer of the Year
  • 2012 Loupe Awards Wedding Category 2nd Place
  • 2012 Loupe Awards Wedding Category 5th Place
  • 2012 PWS Award (Athens, Greece) Wedding Print of the Year - 2nd Place
  • 2012 PWS Award (Athens, Greece) Open Category Print of the Year - 1st Place
  • 2012 PWS Award (Athens, Greece) Open Category Print of the Year - 3rd Place
  • 2012 PWS Award (Athens, Greece) Black and White Print of the Year - 1st Place
  • 2012 PWS Award (Athens, Greece) Black and White Print of the Year - 2nd Place
  • 2012 PWS Award (Athens, Greece) Black and White Print of the Year - 3rd Place
  • 2012 PWS Award (Athens, Greece) Photojournalism Print of the Year - 1st Place
  • 2012 PWS Award (Athens, Greece) Photojournalism Print of the Year - 2nd Place
  • 2012 PWS Award (Athens, Greece) Photojournalism Print of the Year - 3rd Place
  • 2012 PWS Award (Athens, Greece) Wedding Album of the Year - 1st Place
  • 2012 PWS Award (Athens, Greece) Wedding Album of the Year - 3rd Place
  • 2012 PWS Award (Athens, Greece) Engagement Album of the Year - 1st Place
  • 2012 PWS Award (Athens, Greece) Engagement Album of the Year - 2nd Place
  • 2012 PWS Award (Athens, Greece) Open Album of the Year - 2nd Place


2011

  • 2011 AIPP Australian Wedding Photographer of the Year
  • 2011 AIPP Australia Gold Award & Runner Up Wedding Album of the Year
  • 2011 WPPI International (Las Vegas, USA) Wedding Album of the Year (Single Photographer) 1st Place
  • 2011 WPPI International (Las Vegas, USA) Wedding Album of the Year (Single Photographer) 2nd Place
  • 2011 WPPI International (Las Vegas, USA) Wedding Album of the Year (Multiple Photographers) 1st Place
  • 2011 WPPI International (Las Vegas, USA) Wedding Album of the Year (Multiple Photographers) 2nd Place
  • 2011 WPPI International (Las Vegas, USA) Print Awards (3rd Place) Bridal Party Category
  • 2011 PPA Diamond Level - Photographer of the Year Award
  • 2011 PPA 4 x Albums accepted in the loan collection
  • 2011 PPA Highest Scoring Wedding Album
  • 2011 PPA 3rd Place in the Album Category - Grand Imaging Awards
  • 2011 PDN Magazine votes Jerry as one of the Top Workshop Instructors in the World


2010

  • 2010 WPPI International (Las Vegas, USA) Wedding Album of the Year 3rd Place
  • 2010 WPPI International (Las Vegas, USA) Print Awards (2nd Place) Glamour Category
  • 2010 WPPI International (Las Vegas, USA) Print Awards (2nd Place) Fashion Category
  • 2010 SWPP (United Kingdom) Wedding Album of the Year
  • 2010 SWPP (United Kingdom) Overall Winner of Album Competition
  • 2010 SWPP (United Kingdom) Overall Wedding Winner of the 16x20 Print Competition
  • 2010 SWPP (United Kingdom) Wedding Traditional16x20 Print of the Year
  • 2010 SWPP (United Kingdom) Wedding Contemporary16x20 Print of the Year
  • 2010 SWPP (United Kingdom) Wedding Photojournalism 16x20 Print of the Year
  • 2010 SWPP (United Kingdom) Winner of the Overall16x20 Print Competition


2009

  • 2009 WPPI International (Las Vegas, USA) Wedding Album of the Year 1st Place
  • 2009 WPPI International (Las Vegas, USA) Wedding Album of the Year 3rd Place
  • 2009 WPPI International (Las Vegas, USA) Non-Wedding Informal Album of the Year 1st Place
  • 2009 WPPI International (Las Vegas, USA) Non-Wedding Informal Album of the Year 3rd Place
  • 2009 WPPI International (Las Vegas, USA) Print Awards (1st Place) Wedding Details
  • 2009 WPPI International (Las Vegas, USA) Print Awards (3rd Place) Wedding Photojournalism Category
  • 2009 WPPI International (Las Vegas, USA) Print Awards (2nd Place) Glamour Category
  • 2009 WPPI International (Las Vegas, USA) Print Awards (2nd Place) Engagement Category
  • 2009 SWPP (United Kingdom) Overall Photographer of the Year
  • 2009 SWPP (United Kingdom) Wedding Photojournalism Photographer of the Year
  • 2009 SWPP (United Kingdom) Fashion Photographer of the Year
  • 2009 PPA Diamond Level - Photographer of the Year Award
  • 2009 PPA 4 x Albums accepted in the loan collection
  • 2009 AIPP Australia Gold Award & Runner Up Wedding Album of the Year


2008

  • 2008 SWPP (United Kingdom) Wedding Album Photographer of the Year 1st place
  • 2008 SWPP (United Kingdom) Wedding Album Photographer of the Year 2nd place
  • 2008 SWPP (United Kingdom) Wedding Album Photographer of the Year 3rd place
  • 2008 SWPP (United Kingdom) Non-Wedding (Informal) Album of the Year 1st place
  • 2008 SWPP (United Kingdom) Non-Wedding (Informal) Album of the Year 2nd place
  • 2008 SWPP (United Kingdom) Non-Wedding (Informal) Album of the Year 3rd place
  • 2008 PPA Master of Photography
  • 2008 PPA Diamond Level - Photographer of the Year Award
  • 2008 PPA 4 x Top Ten Wedding Album of the Year (accepted in the loan collection)
  • 2008 WPPI International (Las Vegas, USA) Grand Award in the Album competition
  • 2008 WPPI International (Las Vegas, USA) Wedding Album of the Year 1st Place
  • 2008 WPPI International (Las Vegas, USA) Wedding Album of the Year 2nd Place
  • 2008 WPPI International (Las Vegas, USA) Wedding Album of the Year 3rd Place
  • 2008 WPPI International (Las Vegas, USA) Print Awards (1st Place) Glamour Category
  • 2008 WPPI International (Las Vegas, USA) Print Awards (2nd Place) Glamour Category
  • 2008 WPPI International (Las Vegas, USA) Print Awards (3rd Place) Glamour Category
  • 2008 WPPI International (Las Vegas, USA) Print Awards (3rd Place) Wedding Photojournalism Category
  • 2008 WPPI International (Las Vegas, USA) Print Awards (3rd Place) Wedding Details Category
  • 2008 WPPI International (Las Vegas, USA) Print Awards (3rd Place) Advertising/Fashion Category
  • 2008 WPPI International (Las Vegas, USA) Non-Event, Informal Album of the Year 2nd Place
  • 2008 WPPI International (Las Vegas, USA) Non-Event, Informal Album of the Year 3rd Place
  • 2008 WPPI International (Las Vegas, USA) Judges award for highest photographic achievement
  • 2008 AIPP Australia Gold Award & Runner Up Wedding Album of the Year


2007

  • 2007 American PHOTO names Jerry amongst their Top Ten Wedding Photographers in the World. He is the only Australian to be included in the coveted list.
  • 2007 Microsoft acknowledges Jerry as an "Icon of Imaging" for his contribution to photography and digital imaging. He is the only Australian and is one of only thirteen people in the elite group.
  • 2007 PPA Wedding Album of the Year - 1st Place
  • 2007 PPA Wedding Album of the Year - 3rd Place
  • 2007 PPA 4 x Top Ten Wedding Album of the Year (accepted in the loan collection)
  • 2007 PPA Diamond Level - Photographer of the Year Awards
  • 2007 WPPI International (Las Vegas, USA) Grand Award in the Album competition
  • 2007 WPPI International (Las Vegas, USA) Wedding Album of the Year 1st Place
  • 2007 AIPP Australia Master of Photography x2 (1st Gold Bar)
  • 2007 AIPP Australia Gold Award & Runner Up Wedding Album of the Year
  • 2007 AIPP Victoria, Australia Runner Up Portrait Photographer of the Year


2006

  • 2006 PPA Gold Level - Photographer of the Year Awards
  • 2006 PPA 2 x Top five Wedding Albums of the Year
  • 2006 SWPP (United Kingdom) International Wedding Album Photographer of the Year
  • 2006 AIPP Australia Wedding Album of the Year
  • 2006 AIPP Australia Runner-Up Australian Wedding Photographer of the Year
  • 2006 AIPP Australia Audio Visual of the Year
  • 2006 WPPI International (Las Vegas, USA) Grand Award in the Album competition
  • 2006 WPPI International (Las Vegas, USA) Wedding Album of the Year 1st Place
  • 2006 WPPI International (Las Vegas, USA) Wedding Album of the Year 2nd Place
  • 2006 WPPI International (Las Vegas, USA) Print Awards (1st Place) Bride and Groom Together Category
  • 2006 WPPI International (Las Vegas, USA) Print Awards (2nd Place) Bride and Groom Together Category
  • 2006 WPPI International (Las Vegas, USA) Print Awards (3rd Place) Bride Alone Category
  • 2006 AIPP Victoria, Australia Victorian Professional Photographer of the Year
  • 2006 AIPP Victoria, Australia Wedding Photographer of the Year
  • 2006 AIPP Victoria, Australia Portrait Photographer of the Year
  • 2006 DWF Runner Up Wedding Album of the Year
  • 2006 AIPP Victoria, Australia Audio Visual of the Year


2005

  • 2005 AIPP Victoria, Australia Victorian Professional Photographer of the Year
  • 2005 AIPP Victoria, Australia Wedding Photographer of the Year
  • 2005 AIPP Victoria, Australia Highest Scoring Illustrative Print
  • 2005 AIPP Victoria, Australia Highest Scoring Print by a Master
  • 2005 AIPP Victoria, Australia Highest Scoring Wedding Print
  • 2005 AIPP Victoria, Australia Wedding Coverage of the Year
  • 2005 SWPP (United Kingdom) International Wedding Album Photographer of the Year
  • 2005 AIPP Australia Gold Award & Runner Up Wedding Album of the Year
  • 2005 DWF (Digital Wedding Forum) Wedding Album of the Year
  • 2005 WPPI International (Las Vegas, USA) Print Awards (1st Place) Bride and Groom Together Category
  • 2005 WPPI International (Las Vegas, USA) Print Awards (3rd Place) Bride and Groom Together Category
  • 2005 WPPI International (Las Vegas, USA) Print Awards (3rd Place) Bridal Party Category
  • 2005 WPPI International (Las Vegas, USA) Print Awards (3rd Place) Fashion Category
  • 2005 AIPP Australia Audio Visual of the Year
  • 2005 WPPI International (Las Vegas, USA) Grand Award in the Wedding Print Competition
  • 2005 AIPP Victoria, Australia Audio Visual of the Year


2004

  • 2004 WPPI International (Las Vegas, USA) Wedding Album of the Year 1st Place Perfect Score of 100
  • 2004 WPPI International (Las Vegas, USA) Print Awards (3rd Place) Bride and Groom Together Category
  • 2004 AIPP Australia Master of Photography
  • 2004 AIPP Victoria, Australia Audio Visual of the Year
  • 2004 AIPP Australia Audio Visual of the Year
  • 2004 AIPP Victoria, Australia Wedding Album of the Year


2003

  • 2003 WPPI International (Las Vegas, USA) Wedding Album of the Year 1st Place Perfect Score of 100
  • 2003 WPPI International (Las Vegas, USA) Wedding Album of the Year 3rd Place
  • 2003 WPPI International (Las Vegas, USA) Grand Award in the Album competition
  • 2003 AIPP Victoria, Australia Runner-up - Wedding Album of the Year
  • 2003 AIPP Victoria, Australia Highest Scoring Print in the Wedding Category
  • 2003 AIPP Victoria, Australia Highest Scoring Print by an Associate Member


2002

  • 2002 AIPP Victoria, Australia Wedding Album of the Year

2001

  • 2001 AIPP Victoria, Australia Runner-up - Illustrative photographer of the Year

1999

  • 1999 AIPP Victoria, Australia Best New Talent