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 31st, 2018
Every year, totally predictably, my new year’s resolutions are the same. Quit eating chocolate, start running again and share my work more often. And as is typical for new year’s resolutions, I just can’t seem to stick to them. While dashing about at weddings all summer partially makes up for not running 10k and eating Read More
Published September 14th, 2018
As a Stamford wedding photographer I’m incredibly lucky to have the marvellous Irnham Hall right on my doorstep. This year I’ve had the pleasure of shooting there four times already and I just love how it looks so beautiful in every season. In fact I love it so much, I’m getting married there myself next Read More
Published February 20th, 2018
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 December 18th, 2017
As a Stamford wedding photographer I’m really lucky to work in the most gorgeous part of the country. Being based right on the edge of Rutland means a lot of the weddings I shoot take place at private homes and gardens which is great, because each setting is totally unique and pretty unlikely to be Read More
Published May 29th, 2017
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
Published May 28th, 2017
It was a particularly hot summer’s day when I first met Rosie and Thanasis in Southorpe. We spent about an hour chatting through wedding ideas in the garden, sunglasses on, drinking cups of tea in the sunshine. I remember thinking that we’d be very lucky to be spend this much time outside at the end of October, 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 September 14th, 2016
Katie and James’ wedding took place at the gorgeous Oakham Castle in Rutland and the William Cecil in Stamford. I absolutely loved Katie’s Mia Mia dress with its stunning floral broderie anglaise and James’ fun geometric tie. These two had obviously put a lot of thought into the look of their day and they styled their 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 November 22nd, 2015
As a Rutland wedding photographer I’m incredibly lucky to visit a place full of gorgeous little villages and rolling hills for my job. As I recently relocated to the area I thought I’d share some of my favourite Rutland weddings to celebrate the beauty of the UK’s smallest county. If you’re getting married in Oakham, Uppingham or 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