Award winning photography – International Recognition
As well as being nominated for Wedding Photographer of The Year 2019, and now 2022, I’m honoured to have been accepted as a member of five of the most prestigious photographic societies in the world. Fearless Photographers, This Is Reportage, Masters of Wedding Photography, Wedding Photography Select and The ISPWP (The International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers).
I measure and challenge myself against the best in the world. Every couple of months some 15,000 images are entered by the world’s best photographers and only a handful are awarded.
I have won awards across all five of these organisations. What that means for my couples is that it drives me on to do the best I can for them. On the day I do not think ‘awards’ but constantly strive to make each shot the best.
Below are a collection of my award winning photography and how the images came about.
Sarah & Matt
This and the next image combine the essence of my approach. Images (both shot at Eaves Hall) that tell a story – a genuinely spontaneous shot at as the guy misses the bouquet and get entangled in a bush and then a natural portrait that tells of the connection between father and son.
Natalie & Darren
A double award winner, this image is a reaction to a spontaneous decision by little Alfie to come out of the crowd and do things his own way. I never try to overly manage aspects of the day and so just let the story roll out.
Natalie & Darren
Another shot from this fab day at Abbey House Hotel. Let me introduce Colin Pilkington. What a guy. I loved his enthusiasm with the camera and anticipated that he would get involved when I was doing my ‘social butterfly’ round. Maybe he was mimicking me!?
Olivia & Mick
Leah, bridesmaid, attempts to get the ‘Bride’ balloons to stay. I wasn’t sure how this was going to be achieved but letting the situation play out was all I wanted to do…whilst having a chuckle to myself.
Gemma & Anthony
Emotion is something that I feel and work off during a wedding day. I shoot through those moments. Gemma’s wonderfully caring expression and the hand on Anthony’s shoulder connects the two of them here. It’s a moment within a moment.
Cheryl & Joe
I love to capture moments naturally. I love the energy and emotion that is expressed in the connection between people. This image of Cheryl & Joe at Stirk House expresses that excitement and elation as are greeted by their friends and family.
Rachael & Kyle
Photos of the bride and groom together do not have to be overly posed. I just go with it and sometimes add a little direction. As Rachael and Kyle went for a quick dash the birds flew over the hedge to complete the shot – you can’t pose a flock of geese! All the elements came together for ‘the decisive moment’.
Anna & Will
Expect the unexpected. Who knows what’s going to happen and almost constantly looking through the lens means you get lucky and catch the wind like this.