Establishing myself as an award-winning wedding photographer has been pretty surreal. Not too long ago, I was looking at these guys and girls winning their awards and it felt like a mile away from where I was. but now, my photos are receiving praise and accolades alongside theirs…and that’s still completely nuts in my mind!
Right from my first wedding, I was very drawn to capturing those lovely candid moments between people, so joining organisations such as the Wedding Photojournalist Association and This is Reportage felt like a natural step. I’m so proud to be a part of organisations such as these, because I’m constantly inspired by the work of my colleagues and the judging panels are made up of some of the best documentary photographers and photojournalists in the world. So, in that context, these awards mean the world to me!
Awards are amazing and, as I said, the recognition from the panel of judges means the world, but they are not why I shoot weddings. I shoot for my clients, for myself, for the love of seeing myself improve and, more than anything, for the joy on the faces of my clients when they see their photos! There is nothing better than that!
A wise man once said to me: Moment, Light & Composition – if you can get two out of three, you’re doing good…if you get the trifecta, you’ve smashed it! Needless to say…I’m always striving for the full house.
Here are my award winners…