So last Tuesday was just a typical weekday in my office. Answering emails, editing and planning next year’s shoots. I was actually just clocking off for the evening when a quick glance at my messages stopped me in my tracks – I’d just been Highly Commended for the East Midland’s Best Wedding Photographer in the Wedding Industry Awards.
I can’t even begin to explain what a huge honour that is and how happy I was when I heard. The Wedding Industry Awards are pretty special because client feedback plays a huge roll in deciding the winners. The first round of voting comes from couples whose detailed comments give you an overall score. This score is then compared with other photographers in your region and if you rank high you make it through to the finals. From there an overall winner is chosen by a judging panel as your work and feedback is looked at in more detail.
When I’ve taken part in these awards in previous years I’ve been thrilled to just make it through to the finals, so to actually be placed amongst the winners for the first time is incredible.
While I’m desperately trying not to make this sound like an Oscars speech I would really like to say a massive thank you to all the couples who took the time to vote for me and left so many wonderful comments. It’s fab to win but it means more knowing that everyone has been so happy with their photos.
Can’t wait to get stuck into 2018 and see what next year brings! x
Published December 19th, 2017
Well 2017 has flown by but wow – what a year it’s been! This was my fifth year as a full time wedding photographer and every season I love my job just that little bit more. I feel enormously lucky and privileged to have such amazing couples choose me to photograph their weddings and it’s Read More
Published May 4th, 2017
Every time I head out to a wedding I go with the sole purpose of creating a beautiful set of images that my couples will love. I’ve never really thought much about entering competitions, but this year I thought it could be a fun thing to try out and am so really thrilled to announce Read More
Published January 1st, 2017
When it gets to this time of year I always feel reflective about everything that’s happened over the last 12 months. Now I’m sure I’m not the only one who thinks 2016 was a pretty peculiar year, but on a personal level and in my work as a wedding photographer it was actually one of the best. As Read More
Published December 24th, 2015
Wow, this year really did seem to come and go in the blink of an eye didn’t it? To mark the end of a particularly busy and exciting year I’ve blogged some of my favourite wedding photos from 2015 below. I’d also like to wish all my lovely couples who got married this year a very happy Christmas and a Read More
Published January 5th, 2015
Well what can I say about 2014? It’s been an amazing year and I’ve been thrilled to photograph 30 weddings all over the UK, from Cambridgeshire to Shropshire to Oxfordshire and London! I’m not even finished blogging from this year so expect many more pictures to be added in the coming months, but in the Read More
Published December 20th, 2014
Charli and Will’s Rutland wedding was full of the sights, sounds and scents of the English countryside. In fact when I look back through their pictures I can still smell the beautiful herbal centre-pieces and honey-scented bouquets – divine. Set in the beautiful Rutland village of Barrowden with over 120 guests, Charli and Will’s wedding Read More