Congratulations to Brandon Cooper PFRE Photographer of the Year for 2016

December 31st, 2016

BrandonCooperApril2016Congratulations to Brandon Cooper, PFRE Photographer of the year for 2016. Contestants for Photographer of the year were the winners of the 2016 photographer of the month. Brandon won 3 monthly contests in 2016.

Below are the results of the jury’s voting. The list shows all contestants that got votes in order of the number of votes received:

  1. Brandon Cooper
  2. Aaron Kraft
  3. Brian Doherty
  4. Tony Colangelo

Here are Brandon’s comments:

Without a doubt, 2016 has been one of the most challenging, yet character-building years of my life both personally and professionally. There have been so many highs and lows that I can’t begin to put into words what it feels like to go out on such a positive note.

I am so grateful for this amazing community and what it has done for not only my career but for raising the level of quality and professionalism in our industry across the board.

PFRE has become the global authority on real estate photography and has created a platform for like-minded professionals to come together, learn from one another, and encourage each other in our own unique creative endeavors.

I am forever in debt to my mentor and business partner, Tony Colangelo. His guidance and support have been invaluable in the development of my business. For those of you looking to take your photography to the next level, I encourage you to seek out a coach, mentor, or any other educational opportunities available to you. This is exactly what I did and it has proven to be the best investment I’ve ever made.

Once again, thank you to Larry for everything you do and for bringing us together as a community.

Cheers to a great 2016 and looking forward to an even better 2017.

Happy New Year PFRE!

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19 Responses to “Congratulations to Brandon Cooper PFRE Photographer of the Year for 2016”

  • Congratulations Brandon. Well deserved! All the best for 2017

  • Fantastic work Brandon and really consistent across the year. All the best, Hamish.

  • Way to go Brandon! Nice way to start the new year buddy.

  • Congratulations Brandon!

  • Congrats Brandon! All the best for the new year.

  • Congratulations Brandon! Your 2016 is sounds like a movie script! Glad to see you win a well-deserved Photographer of the Year as the final scene fades and the credits roll. I had an unforgettable time at your and Tony’s workshop this fall. Thanks for all the incredible education. A real game changer for me! All the best wishes for an even better 2017! Happy New Year buddy.

  • Congratulations Brandon, beautiful work. I love how natural all of your images look.
    But, I truly love your comments. It takes a lot of humility to be able to thank and give credit to someone who has been a mentor to them. All of the contestants above show how beautifully they handle their photography.
    I too want to thank Larry for this incredible site and his posts which I found years ago by accident. After reading all the issues and solutions our fellow real estate photographers encountered on shoots, I have truly learned to shoot real estate and Architectural assignments much better. I too would like to attend a RE seminar if there was one available in our area of FL.

    I wish everyone a very happy and healthy new Year.

  • Congratulations Brandon!!
    To be photographer of the year requires hard work and a consistent workflow.
    Thanks again for sharing your workflow with me at your Cooper/Calangelo workshop in Summerland last fall.

  • I am SO proud of you, Brandon … such a well-deserved accomplishment! Congratulations!!

  • Congratulations Brandon!
    This is an impressive achievement considering the quality of work given by others.

  • Thank you very much everyone, I really appreciate the kind words! Happy new year!

  • Congratulations Man! What a great way to start off the new year. All the best

  • Brandon,
    Congratulations for your hard work and being 2016’s PFRE photographer of the year!

    Aaron, Brian, Tony,
    Congratulations for your hard work and being selected for Jury’s listing.

    Thanks for your guidance and knowledge sharing to help me and rest of the PFRE members to constantly improve their skills.

    @ All PFRE members,
    Wishing you a happy 2017!

  • Stoked for you Brandon! What a way to start 2017. Happy New Year!

  • Many congrats Brandon – a very well deserved award! Best wishes for 2017.

  • Good for you man! Consistently great work and a solid human as well. Stoked for you.

  • Congrats to all, your work inspires me to do better

  • Thanks again everyone, really appreciate it!

  • Absolutely deserved Brandon! Huge congrats to you!.

    And of course congrats to all of those that were nominated.

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