Award Winning Wedding Photographer – A selection of my previous photography awards
Over recent years I have entered photography competitions with recognised professional organisations based in the UK and around the world. These are competitions based purely on photographic ability with images judged on their technical merit, lighting, direction, composition, editing and impact, through winning such awards we are demonstrating our ability, skill and knowledge of photography.
Below are a selection of my award winning photographs featuring weddings, portraits, landscape, wildlife and open category entries.
February 2023 – The Guild of Photographers
Winner of Wedding Photographer of the Year at the Guild of Photographers annual awards evening.
As well as winning this award for the fifth time, I also won Wedding Image of the year and came second place in the same category, Landscape image of the year of the Year, members choice image of the year and runner up All Round Photographer of the Year
January 2023 – The Societies of Photographers
Three Gold award upgrades from of The Societies of Photographers end of year review. One in Wedding, one in Travel and one in the category of Bride or Groom alone wedding day.
December 2022 – The Societies of Photographers
A Gold in the monochrome category with The Societies of an image taken whilst running a landscape photography workshop on the Isle of Skye featuring the Old Man of Storr just after a misty sunrise.
October 2022 – The Guild of Photographers
A smattering of Bronzes this month in Wildlife, landscape and weddings with photographs of kestrels, a sunrise in Venice and weddings at Hazlewood Castle and also Howsham Hall near York.
September 2022 – The Guild of Photographers
A silver in weddings from Jennifer and Adam’s wedding at Sandburn Hall along with two Bronze awards from Shelby and Geoff’s wedding at the Turnberry joined two silvers and a bronze in Natural world with photographs of Skye, a grey Heron and a Squirrel. The Open category featured a trio of Bronze awards.
August 2022 – The Guild Of Photographers
A quiet but successful month with A Gold and a pair of Silvers from the Natural world category. A wildlife image of a pair of Kestrels was awarded Gold whilst two landscapes from the Isle of Skye were awarded Silver.
July 2022 – The British Institute of professional Photography
In July I was very pleased to have been awarded the Yorkshire region ‘Overall Photographer of the Year’ as well as category winner for no less than four categories. Wedding, Landscape, Architectural and industrial, and Natural World.
July 2022 – The Guild Of Photographers
A pair of Gold awards, Silver and bronzes in July. A second Gold of the year for weddings along with a Silver and a Bronze, all from weddings at Allerton Castle in North Yorkshire. The second Gold came from a drone photograph of Central London whilst photographs from Snowdonia and Glencoe managed Bronze.
June 2022 – The Guild Of Photographers
A quiet month with just Bronze awards from the Guild of Photographers. Three in Weddings featuring two wedding photographs from Hazlewood Castle and one from Rogerthorpe Manor. Natural World and Open categories scored bronzes including an image of a Kestrel attacking a Buzzard, Electricity pylon and a photo form a flooded Lake District.
May 2022 – The Guild Of Photographers
Although I didn’t receive any Gold awards I was awarded five silvers, four featuring landscape images in the natural World and Open Category, I also received a fifth silver in weddings from Hazlewood Castle whilst the other images scored respectable Bronzes.
April 2022 – The Societies of Photographers
A Gold in the wedding category for the Societies, very rare and the first to be awarded this year in weddings featuring Amy and Callums’ Manchester wedding day
April 2022 – The Guild Of Photographers
A pair of Silvers and a Bronze wedding photography award in April with wedding photographs taken at Foxtail barns in Staffordshire, Central London and Hazlewood Castle. A pair of bronzes in natural world were joined by a Silver awarded to a photograph of sunrise at the Old Man of Storr on the Isle of Skye. A trio of Owls scored Bronzes along with a drone photograph of Tower Bridge and a stunning double rainbow near Fort William. Finally a Gold from my favourite castle near Glencoe in Scotland
January 2022 – The Societies of Photographers
A Gold award in the Environmental Awareness Category of the competition for an image of electricity pylons at sunset
January 2022 – The Guild Of Photographers
A good start to the year with a Gold in weddings from Amy and Callum’s wedding in Manchester and a pair of Silvers from weddings at Carlton towers and La Petite Chateau. Portraits and equine scored six bronzes whilst in the Natural World category and image from a moody Isle of Skye scored a Gold and photos from London and Glencoe both were awarded Silver.
February 2021 – The Guild Of Photographers Wedding Photographer of the Year
February 2021 – The Guild of Photographers
A mix of results with a Gold for a wildlife image of a jumping red squirrel and a silver for a photograph of an electricity pylon. Bronze awards were achieved for landscape and wildlife photographs, plus two more pylons (these were all taken as a series for a challenge recorded for my training group) and three more bronzes for wedding photographs from weddings at Holdsworth House and Swinton Park.
October 2020 – The Guild Of Photographers
My second Gold in the wedding category this year. I was pleased to have been the only wedding photographer in the awards to win a Gold and in the final month of the competition I have won a second! A Bronze Silver and Gold this month in the wedding category, the Bronze for leanne and Louis Kirkstall Abbey wedding in Leeds whilst the Silver and Gold were both from weddings I photographed at Allerton Castle.
September 2020 – The World Photographic Cup
The delayed awards ceremony due to take place in Rome back in march this year was held virtually from presenters around the world at the end of September. My Best of Nation Winning Kingfisher photograph was amongst the world wide top ten worldwide and was awarded first place and the highly coveted Gold Medal in the nature category.
September 2020 – The Guild of Photographers
September awards from the Guild of Photographers saw a repeat of last months score with a High Bronze and two Silver awards The High bronze from Cameron and Kirsties wedding in York and Silvers from Sinead and William’s wedding at The Trump Turnberry and Frances and Jacob’s Allerton Castle wedding.
August 2020 – The Guild of Photographers
A High Bronze and Two Silver Awards from the Guild of Photographers for August 2020 for weddings at Rudding Park, The Star Inn and Harome and Hazlewood Castle.
July 2020 – The Guild of Photographers
July 2020 entries to the Guild of Photographers were awarded two Silvers and a very rare Gold in the wedding category. Silvers from leanne and louis’ wedding at Kirkstall Abbey in Leeds and Cameron and Heather’s wedding at Allerton Castle. The Gold was from Peckforton Castle and my first drone image to score Gold in the awards.
June 2020 – The Guild of Photographers
Entries in June were awarded two silver and a bronze award from the Guild of Photographers. A Bronze for a sunset in Santorini at Mike and Laura’s wedding and from the same day, a silver for a photograph of Mike and Laura with one of Santorini’s famous white washed church and blue domes. The final Silver was from a wedding Allerton Castle of Naomi and Tom.
March 2020 – The Guild of Photographers
A combintion of Gold, Silver and High Bronze awards from The Guild of Photographers this month. A Gold landscape photograph from South Stack Lighthouse in Angelsey and Silvers in Weddings for a silhouette at Allerton Castle and Landscape images taken at The Fairy Pools on the Isle of Skye and Mam Tpor in the peak District.
February 2020 – World Photographic Cup ‘Best of Nations Award’
I was recently honored to be asked to join th UK team in the world Photographic Cup, an international competition between 43 countries, each submitting a collection of photographs. My wildlife photograph of a diving Kingfisher won the Best of nation award for the UK, the highest scoring image from the team representing the UK. The photograph will now go forward to the finals and the awards to be held in Rome in March.
February 2020 – UK Wedding Photographer of the Year 2019
An awards ceremony in Crewe I was awarded UK Wedding Photographer of the Year by the Guild of Photographers. The competition is based on a series of images entered over a year. Winning this award demonstrates a consistently high standard over the course of the year. Two of my Gold award images are pictured below with the trophy. I’m very pleased to say this is now the third time I’ve won this award.
January 2020 – UK Landscape Photographer of the Year 2019
At an awards ceremony in London I was awarded The Societies of Photographers Landscape Photographer of the Year 2019. The winning photograph of a stormy Kilichurn Castle in Scotland was selected from almost 1000 entries in the landscape category
November 2019 – The Societies of Photographers
The final month for entries to The Societies of Photographers monthly image competition. Three Gold awards from 5 images entered including my first in the ‘In Camera Artistry’ section for a photograph without any editing (Tower Bridge light trails) and also my first in the Travel Section for the photograph of The Eiffel Tower. My Kilchurn Castle landscape photograph scored it’s second Gold having last month been awarded a Gold from the Guild of Photographers too.
October 2019 – The Guild of Photographers
The final month for entries with the Guild of Photographers, October’s results announced in November included a Gold, four silvers and two bronzes.
A Gold award in the Open Category for the photo above of Kilchurn Castle and silvers for the two evening photographs of Heather and Cameron’s wedding at Allerton Castle last month.
Another wedding Silver Award from Heather and Cameron’s wedding at Allerton Castle for this black and white photos of the guys in the billiard room, a silver for the rainy panoramic photo of the Three Sisters in Glencoe and a Bronze for a Kingfisher in the rain.
I also scored two more bronzes in the open category for this photo of a Welsh Lighthouse where we used a drone to light the building and a long exposure of Llandudno Pier in north Wales.
October 2019 – The Societies Of Photographers
The Societies of Photographers (formerly The Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers ) awarded me Three Golds with my first ever Gold in the wedding category. I was also awarded Judges choice for my landscape photograph of a lone tree in Snowdonia and a Gold award for my photograph of a stag under a double rainbow, taken last winter in Glencoe. The Lone tree and Hodsock Priory wedding photograph have also scored Gold with the Guild of Photographers – see below.
September 2019 – The Guild of Photographers
A superb month of results from the Guild Of Photographers scoring 4 Golds including another in the elusive wedding category, two Silver awards again in weddings and finally three bronzes in the Open category, With several thousand entries per month there were a total of only 10 Gold awards given and I was lucky enough to win four of those.
The wedding category is seen as the hardest of all the categories. This month I achieved the only Gold Wedding award and also two Silver Awards. My Gold winning wedding photograph was taken at Hodsock Priory whilst the silvers were photographed at Allerton Castle and Merrydale Manor.
The Natural World Category entries all scored Gold Awards with photographs from Glencoe and Snowdonia.
In the Open Category I scored three bronzes with images from the Lake District of a bothy looking back down over Buttermere, a RAF jet flying low through North Wales and the Lighthouse at Penmon Anglesey just before sunrise.
Five Silver awards in the August entries of the Guild of Photographers image of the month competition. Three silver awards in weddings for photographs taken at three different wedding venues; Allerton Castle, Wentbridge House and Saltmarshe Hall, a Silver in The open category for a photograph of Ferry bridge power station and also a Silver in Wildlife for a Kingfisher photograph. I was also awarded a number of bronzes including one for a nighttime photograph of the Lloyds building in London, a tree in the lake District and a further bronze for a photograph of a RAF Tornado flying low level in Wales.
The Guild Of photographers results this month saw me being awarded a Gold and Two Silver Awards in the Wedding Category with two wedding photographs from Allerton Castle and one from Stubton Hall. In the Open Category I also scored a Gold and Two Silver awards with photographs of The Scoop in london (Gold Award), Tornado sunset and The Bridge over the River Aire in Castleford (Silver). I was also awarded three bronzes in the people Category with three images from a pre-wedding shoot in York.
A Gold along with two Silver awards in the Wedding Category from the Guild of Photographers, all featuring my recent wedding in Santorini. In the Natural World category two photographs from Glencoe scored silver awards whilst in the Open category I scored two bronzes with a landscape image of Eilean Donan Castle and an after dark photograph of the Eiffel Tower and a long exposure of Tower Bridge.
The Guild of Photographers image of the Month competition resulted in me scoring my best ever month with no less than four Golds, three Silvers and a bronze award. Golds were scored in the Wedding, open and landscape Category whilst Silvers were in Wedding and Landscape with the Bronze in the open section. In The Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers monthly competition results I scored a Gold Award in Wildlife, and Highly Commended’s in Landscape and Contemporary Portrait.
The results from The Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers monthly competition came out early March and I managed to achieve two Gold awards and two Highly Commended awards (These are one down from a Gold so technically the equivalent of a silver). The Guild of Photographers results for February were a little later in the Month where I managed to score a Gold, five Silver and three Bronzes. The Gold in Wildlife and Silvers in Natural World, people and two in the wedding section.
January 2019 – The Guild of Photographers
A very productive start to the year with Two Golds, Three Silvers and four Bronzes from the Guild Of Photographers. I entered 9 images and was very pleased to see all 9 win awards including two golds, this was especially pleasing as out of several thousand entries only four images were awarded Golds and I had two of them.
January 2019 – The Societies of Photographers
It’s been a whole year without entering any photography competitions so I was very pleased this week to receive two Highly Commended’s (one down from a gold) from the Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers (SWPP) for two images. In the landscape category was a photograph of Kilchurn Castle in Scotland taken just after sunrise and in the travel section a photo of Baker Street underground station.
The Guild of Photographers annual awards ceremony saw me win Wedding Photographer of the Year for the second time and also runner up in Wedding image of the Year and also Nature and Wildlife image of the Year
Above: Winner of a Gold Award with the SWPP in March, the Kingfisher photograph was also awarded the Judges Choice as the judges favourite image of the month.
The annual awards evening for the Guild of Photographers saw me winning Landscape Image of the Year and Wedding Image of the Year, these awards are judged from the 10,000 plus images with two scooping top prizes.
The Societies (The Society of Wedding Photographers) awarded me the top prize at their annual awards ceremony in London, Overall Photographer of the Year complete with a prize valued at over £5000. During the same evening I was also runner up in the landscape category and winner of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year.
Above : A collection of Gold awards from the Societies (SWPP) including Judges choice for the underwater Kingfisher photograph above. The Kingfisher image went on to win me the title of Wildlife Photographer of the Year
Above: The trophies I won at the Guild Of Photographers annual awards evening.
A hugely successful night at the yearly awards ceremony for the Guild Of Photographers where I was awarded Wedding Photographer of the Year, All Round Photographer of the Year, Overall Photographer of the Year, Classical Wedding category Image of the Year, and out of around 10,000 images entered I won Members choice Image of the year.
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