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I’m super excited to announce that I will be speaking at the European Wedding and Portrait Conference in Cologne Germany on November 17th through the 19th, and also doing a hands on full day workshop there as well. If you can make it on out, I highly recommend it! Just look at all the awesome speakers below!!! BONUS: their sponsor, FLORICOLR albums, is offering a 50€ discount for a limited time. Follow this link and get signed up! I hope to see you there!

I am SO completely honored to have been chosen by American Photo magazine as one of the top 10 Wedding Photographers in the world for 2012! I hope you don’t mind if I type that again… one of the top 10 Wedding Photographers in the world!!!! YOWZA! I truly want to thank all of my past/present/future clients for trusting me to just do my thing on your wedding day. You all have made this even possible, so THANK YOU! I’m not exactly when this issue hits the newsstands but keep an eye out for it in the near future.


  • Shang - Congrats Todd! I’m a huge fan of your work and you totally deserve it!

  • Tytia - Whoah! That’s amazing…..but so are you!! So congratulations!!!!

  • Tamera - Todd, congratulations! It’s well deserved. You’re so creative and your couples are lucky to have you. Celebrate!

  • Paul Krol - no surprise, due to your consistent creative genius. Keep up the great work and cheers to an even better (if possible) 2012.

  • Rachel Simon - Congrats Todd!!!

  • April - Wow, that is so exciting! I totally agree with them too:) Congratulations!

  • Todd Laffler - Thanks SO much everyone!

  • KJP Images - Congratulations, totally deserved!

  • fer juaristi - Congrats bro! keep rocking & Inspiring.

  • Hanah - Congratulations!! You TOTALLY DESERVE IT!!

  • alberto - Enhorabuena!!
    Fue un honor conocer tu trabajo en el seminario de San Sebastian.
    Me encantaron tus fotos.Te lo mereces.

  • Erin Kiok - Congrats Todd!! You definitely deserve it, and I’m so happy you were our photographer! I knew you were the one the first time I saw your blog, and no one else impressed me more. :-)

  • Marianne Nicoletti - Congratulations! I love and admire your work all the time. Hope to work with you in the future :)

  • Asuwad Abdullah - tahniah Todd…

  • David Butler II - Todd, this is old news… I knew this of you a couple years ago! :-) The rest of the world is just catching up!



  • Brandi - Finally, someone in the top ten who truly deserves it. I have always thought you were one of the best!

  • Todd Laffler - Aaaawwww shucks! Thanks again everyone, I truly appreciate your kind words!

I’m not a big fan of entering photo competitions, for reasons I won’t go into here, with the exception of one organization; Fearless Photographers! It is made up of, run by, and judged by like minded wedding photographers who are not satisfied with making the same old boring wedding photos! Here are a few words by founder, and fellow fearless photographer Huy Nguyen to give you a sense of what it’s all about:

FEARLESS PHOTOGRAPHERS is a unique directory of the world’s boldest photographers who are not afraid to push the limits of wedding photography to surprise you with extraordinary images from your wedding day. Fearless Awards are given to photographs that excel in redefining wedding photography or are just darn amazing! Less than one out of ten images – 10% – are selected by our curators. Our photographers submit many, many great images but we only want to show the very best work from this keenly talented group of photographers.

For more information on Fearless Photographers, please visit their home page here. And without further ado, here are the 24 Fearless Awards I have been so honored to have won thus far. They are in no particular order! Enjoy!undefinedundefined



  • MANEL TAMAYO - Congrats from Barcelona, Todd !!!

  • Citlalli Rico - I adore your work. You are fearless indeed.

  • Brian Muntz - Your work is truly amazing! Congrats on the Fearless award!!

  • Veronica Varos - Your work is so beautiful!

  • Fernando - Breathless after saw this images, No-Fear-Todd !

  • melanie janse - Wow, wow, wow, I just love every single one of them! You are an inpiration

  • Matt - Laffler Photography, excellent composition! Amazing images! A model for us all guys, thanks for the eye candy.

  • Todd Laffler - Thanks so much everyone! Much appreciated!

  • Paul Krol - wow wow and wow. So good, man.

  • Galen Herrington - Very well deserved awards, love them all. They all make me want to got take some pictures.

    Also, congrats on the top 10!!

Let me first start off by saying HOLY CRAP!!!!! I entered 10 wedding photos into round 3 of the Fearless Photographer Awards. They received over 900 submissions total, and only choose 10% of those (about 90 winners), and 6 of my images won awards! I am SOOOO honored to have received some recognition, but also to be in such good company, alongside some AMAZINGLY talented photographers! Honestly, I’m not that big of a fan of entering photo competitions, but Fearless Photographers is very different. The judges rotate from round to round, but they are always highly skilled working professional wedding photographers who are producing truly unique work. This is where it becomes different from the typical photo competition for me, it’s kind of like earning street cred from your peers! And when you are competing along with the likes of Ben Chrisman, Erin Chrisman, Huy, Sergio, Olivia Brown, Davina Palik, just to name a few, it’s a pretty big deal! To quote the Fearless Photographer web site:

“We are very selective about the images that you see on our site.  We only want to show our best!  Thus only the top 10% of all images submitted by over 200 photographers are worthy to be called Fearless Awards and are showcased on the Fearless Photographers site.  It’s considered a great honor among our photographers to have earned these Awards.”

Here are my 6 winning images from Round 3, but you can see all the winners from this round here.


  • nadine - wow. these images are really good. no wonder you won 6 awards!

  • Pittsburgh Wedding Photographer - Incredible work! My Favorite shot is the one in the church with the bridesmaids fixing the bride’s dress. I also like what you done with the silhouettes. Your work is definitely unique. I can understand why those six shots whon awards. Congratulations!
    Shaun David

  • Brandi - I was just tweeting the other day that I think you should be one of the ‘top ten wedding photographers’ in the world or whatever.. You’re cool, dude. :P

  • Todd Laffler - Thanks guys! Brandi, well, it’s nice knowing that at least you think that, thank you! :)

  • Nottingham Wedding Photographer | Stephen Gormley - Beautiful images, all stunning but my favourite has to be the the bride and groom shot against the night time city scape.

  • moo - congrats! you definitely deserve it.

  • Erin Kiok - Congrats Todd!

  • David Josue - Great pictures!!! you so deserve this place dude!

  • Brian Kraft - Congrats, Todd! You are the bombdiggity, no question about it!

  • Jeff Felzenberg - Todd –

    When we selected you to do Janice and Yifty’s wedding, we knew we had the best! Your shot of them taken at 1 a.m. with the skyline in back was my favorite, and evidentally, there were many who shared my (our) feelings! Congratulations, and by the way, Kate already has dibs on you for her wedding as well (whenever that may be!).

    Again, our best,

    Jeff and Theresa Felzenberg

I am SO excited to be speaking at Mystic 6 this coming weekend. This is such an awesome four day event for wedding photographers! I have been going to the Mystic Seminars, hosted by Walter Van Dusen, for the last 3 years and each year Walter seems to outdo himself. This year looks to be no different either! This will also be my first time getting up in front of over 200 of my peers to impart some of my knowledge. I am both nervous and excited at the same time! Photographers, if you aren’t busy this weekend, there may be some spots open, come on out and hear the likes of Yervant, Cliff Mautner, Jesh De Rox, David Beckstead and so many more other talented photographers! Here is a link for some more information.

I am still trying to catch up with my blog posting, and I have SO much more to blog, so hang in there. Preparing for Mystic has taken much more time than I had anticipated, so things got pushed back a little further, but rest assured, when I get back I will get all caught up, promise!

  • john arcara - See you there man! Specifically going to see you! HAHA! We are going with Graphi Studio. I am also specifically going to punk out on JDR…

  • Walter van Dusen - You are going to do a great job. Safe travels to Mystic. Walter

  • Kristi Odom - I can’t wait to see you speak! I love your work! So fun, crazy, and yet full of personality. You are going to rock it! See you in a few :)

  • Mabyn - I can’t wait! It’s such an amazing line up this year and your presence was a definite selling point! You’ll be great! See you on Thursday! :)

  • jeff tisman - Don’t worry todd, we won’t heckle too loud!!

  • Kris Rupp - See you there Todd!! I think I may just set up a tent outside the door the night before so I can sit directly in front of you when the doors open….yes, that is the plan. Do you think Maggie, Jeff, Suzanne…etc… will fit in the two person tent???? Hmmmmm. Only for you. ;)

  • Maggie McGill - I am SO starting the wave in the crowd…don’t even attempt to stop me :o>
    Laffler rules, period end of sentence.

  • Erin Kiok - Good luck Todd!!

  • jeff tisman - sounds cozy kris!

  • Todd Laffler - Thanks everyone! :)

  • Quelyn - AHHHh you “profile pic” up in that collage is amazing.

  • Tracy - You were AWESOME!! It was wonderful to be there for your first speaking gig. Congrats! :)

  • miah klein - Congrats, you are speaking with the big shots for a reason.

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