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Irish Professional Photographers & Videographers Association - Chairman's Award Year 2022

Updated: Jul 2, 2023

Last Sunday I was awarded the IPPVA (Irish Professional Photographer and Videographer Association) Chairman's Award for the best single image of the 2022 Awards Program.

This is one of my favourites images that I ever created and I thought I'd share a little bit of the story behind it.

When the first Covid-19 lockdown hit, around easter 2020, my daughter was 8 months old.

Every time the coronavirus ad was on TV, she would stop whatever she was doing to watch it.

I really wanted to capture that.

One day I waited until evening time to have the nice sunlight entering our living room, I sat her down on the floor with her toys and waited for the ad to come on.

When it did, I gently put the bunny ears on her, (luckily she didn't notice it or she would have taken them off right away) and then I got this photo.

The “Life is good” bunting on the wall was a constant reminder that lockdown was just a temporary state and that there was much more to life and to look forward to.

This is such an huge achievement and I am beyond thrilled!

IPPVA Awards 2022

Massive thanks to Bermingham Cameras for sponsoring the Awards Gala and to all the organisers and judges for their hard work.

It was a fabulous night and winning the Chairman’s Award made it extra special.

Congratulations to all the winners, if you would like to see their amazing work, check out this post on the IPPVA blog.

Here are my other award winning images from the 2022 IPPVA Awards:

Thanks for so much reading.

I hope you have a lovely day,


Camila Lee is an Award Winning Family Photographer serving Dublin, Meath, Louth, Kildare and Wicklow

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