And the winner is ...........BOTH OF US!!!!!!
WOW…What a fantastic evening at the North West Professional Photography awards on saturday night,we won an unbelievable total of 16 awards.These awards are the BAFTA’s of the photography world & our region is the largest in the UK stretching from the top of Cumbria to Cheshire & North Wales.I held onto my title of Reportage Wedding Photographer of the year for the second year running,infact because this award is judged on a shortlist of photographs I actually won 1st,2nd & 3rd in this category,unbelievable.The proudest moment for me was when Jane won her wedding category,at last honoured for her commitment to photography & our business in particular.As the awards continued we then won the Wedding Album of the year & this was a very special moment as Both Jane & I shot the wedding & designed the album so a real team effort & testament to our business.After this I was then awarded Professional Wedding Photographer of the year the top award in the wedding category.As the tension built up the top award of the evening was announced & I was awarded the title of Professional Photographer of the year this was just a dream come true after all its chosen from all pro photographers from the fields of Press, Commercial, Portrait, Wedding etc, so to win this is the highpoint of my career to date.The images are:
1: Janes Wedding Photography award presented by Ian Southerin,Chairman of the BIPP
2: My award for Wedding Album of the year presented by David A Williams M.Photog. FRPS ALPE from Australia,one of the worlds leading photographers & speakers.
3: Wedding Photographer of the year presented by Martin Baynes,Sales & Marketing manager from Graphistudio.
4: The evenings top award of Professional Photographer of the year presented by last years winner,portrait photographer Andrew Spencer.
PS Please don’t pinch me I really don’t want to wake up…..