This is amazing news! Not only have I’ve been judged by The Wedding Industry Awards panel but the most decisive part is the count of the votes that my couples have given me throughout the last year. I am so grateful for them commissioning me to be their photographer and their votes have taken me to the regional final. It is the commissions from the couple themselves that are the true awards, but it’s fantastic to have my photography recognised. It’s privilege to be part of the Top 20 photographers in the North West for the UK right now!

Looking back at 2018, it’s not only being up for Wedding Photographer of The Year that has made me so pleased but I’ve been awarded by one of the three International bodies that I have been accepted onto. WPS Select chose my photo of Cheryl & Joe’s confetti extravaganza for an award. I try to capture the emotion and energy of a couples day and this embodies that very spirit!

Part of being a professional wedding photographer is making sure you are doing the best for your couples. To do that I need to measure myself against the best and be at the cutting edge of image making and creativity. So I have submitted my portfolio to three of the best international wedding photography associations to have my work judged. 

One of those bodies is Wedding Photography Select. This is what they say:

“We are an international wedding association passionate about great wedding photography, great wedding photographers and inspiring couples all over the world. At WPS you will find the world’s best wedding photographers showcasing the most amazing wedding photos. If you are as passionate about your wedding photography as we are, you’ve come to the right place. All our photographers must first be given the stamp of approval by the WPS Team which ensures you are searching only the very best in the industry.”

Here is a snippet of the portfolio that I submitted to WPS:

I was also accepted into Fearless and The International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers so I’m really, really chuffed! to be in a directory of the best 3000 wedding photographers in the world! I’ve longed to be part of this community of well respected artists, falling in love with the photography they promote straight away! So, a massive thank you to all my previous couples who have inspired me along the way to be part of such organisations 🙂

Here’s some of the portfolio for these two and were commended on emotion and energy as well as originality with use of landscape and framing: