Best of Santa Barbara, Wedding Industry Experts Honor Roll and Merit Award


My mother told me to share about my awards, hence this post. I was pleasantly surprised Santa Barbara Magazine included me in the Best of Santa Barbara 2014 issue, as Best Wedding Photographer, right in between wedding photography greats Elizabeth Messina and José Villa. I’m deeply honored to be in such great company, recognized on the pages of one of the most beautiful magazines still being published today.

wedding-industry-honor-rollIsaac Hernández Photography was also included in the Wedding Industry Experts 2014 Honor Roll. They emailed me this lovely note: “After months of reviewing email referrals from across the globe, we have put together our first international Honour Roll, and I’m happy to let you know that you’re included. You were selected because some of your work inspired either others in your area, or members of our team. Being on the Honour Roll is not an endorsement of your service or products, it’s just a way to say thank you –  you did some awesome work in 2013 that inspired others and we want to recognize you.”


SBCC Annual Student Show. Photo: Atkinson Gallery

Finally, I had a drawing and a sculpture accepted into Santa Barbara City College’s Annual Student Show, juried by Elyse Gonzalez, Curator of Exhibitions at the UCSB Art, Design and Architecture Museum. The giant styrofoam peanut head, Immortal, won a Merit Award in Intermediate Sculpture. Immortal was also featured in the Santa Barbara Channels and reviewed by Josef Woodard in the Santa Barbara News Press: “Materials, often ‘found’ and left-of-normal-art-supplies variety, bend and reinvent themselves in new ways, as certainly seen in Mr. Solis’ aforementioned denim sculpture and in another immediate eye-grabber in this show, Isaac Hernandez’s Immortal. Here, a huge and slightly sinister older man’s face peers down on us as if in judgement of chastisement, like some Orwellian renegade deity, made of the ‘immortal’ stuff of Styrofoam ‘peanuts.'”

Thank you, Woodard, for a beautifully crafted review, and everybody else for showing your appreciation. I’m feeling the love, and I send it right back to you all, to my community of amazing people.

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One Response to Best of Santa Barbara, Wedding Industry Experts Honor Roll and Merit Award

  1. Valerie Maldonado says:

    Bravo, Isaac! Your work has always been so beautiful and has personally inspired me for over a decade! Congratulations on your recent, well deserved recognition!