Videographer Bob Nicolas won first place at the Wedding and Portrait Photographers International (WPPI) awards for one of his stellar wedding videos.
Nicolas’ work on Cristalle Belo and Justin Pitt’s ceremony bagged him the top prize in the category Filmmaking – Wedding/Engagement Short Film.
The WPPI is the “world’s most prestigious live print, album and filmmaking competition.” The awards ceremony was held today in Las Vegas.
Nicolas is a go-to for celebrities to perfectly capture the best moments of their big day. Clients include Jericho Rosales, Heart Evangelista and Maxene Magalona.
Cristalle, daughter of celebrity dermatologist Dr. Vicki Belo, praised him for his big win.
“Wow! Bob Nicolas just won this prestigious International award with our Wedding Video. What a win for Bob and the Philippines! Congratulations,” she said.
She married Australian hotelier Justin Pitt in Italy last 2016.
Watch the award-winning video here:
Other Filipinos also won big in the competition.
Fil-Am Erich Caparas was recognized for his photography, earning first place for Creative – Fashion/Beauty, Pre-Wedding Division – Bridal Couple/Models Together: Non-Wedding Day, Portrait Division – Fine Art Nude.
Anthony Barlan also won the top prize in the category Portrait Division – Individual.
First place winners took home crystal trophies and will be eligible for the Grand Award in their respective divisions, which includes a $1,500 (P78,000) cash prize. JB