What an awesome way to finish the year on a high.
2017 has already been an amazing year, so to find out that I’m ranked the number one wedding photographer in London for WPJA (the Wedding Photojournalist Association) really is the icing on the cake.
I’m proud of all the awards I have won so far in my career, and love entering competitions. It’s a little bit of extra motivation to work harder at every wedding I shoot. To win awards purely on the quality of my documentary photographs – and when I’m being judged by my peers – is an incredible honour, especially when you see how tough the competition is.
To win seven awards in the latest WPJA contest is mindblowing, and I’m delighted to be able to call myself the number one photographer in London. Creating photojournalistic images that perfectly document my clients’ big days is a fresh challenge each time I pack my bag. To know I’ve satisfied both the bride and groom and some of the toughest competition judges in the business, is a massive achievement.
In giving out the awards, WPJA judges are looking for images that really make the most of visual opportunities in the context. Photos that go beyond the obvious, using framing light sources in interesting ways. Photographers who stand out are ones who are able to spot and capture the most unusual and telling moments, often in the little natural lulls that can occur at key moment throughout the day.
Being able to consistently do this to a highest quality is my main objective in every wedding I shoot. While the challenges of wedding environments and what my clients need are naturally changing all the time, and my own personal skills are always growing, keeping that same level of dedication all the time is essential. Because, at the end of the day, dedication is what you’ll find at the heart of every great wedding photographer as well as every great marriage.
So I’d like to express a massive heartfelt thank you to all my clients. You’re the reason I do what I do, and your happiness is what counts. Thank you for trusting me in documenting one of the most important days in your lives. It really is amazing to be recognised as the number one award winning wedding photographer in London. I wonder if I can do it again next year?
Below are the other 6 images that I won in the latest WPJA round making me the number one London wedding photographer.