British Professional Photography Awards 2009

Well this surreal year just keeps continuing & the 2009 BPPA (British Professional Photography Awards)are taking place this sunday (11th) at the Hilton Hotel in Newcastle, these are called the photo industry 'OSCARS' and in the preliminary judging we had the honour of being awarded 5 Certificates of Merit,3 in Wedding Photography,1 in Studio Portrait Photography & 1 in Parent & Child Photography. These national awards are in recognition of skill & technical ability in the Master Photography Awards a true honour,but then my mind was really blown when I found out that I had been shortlisted for the UK Wedding Photographer of the Year AND the UK Parent & Child Photographer of the Year this really is beyond my wildest expectations, I thought the highpoint was the regional awards but this just puts the 'icing on the cake'to a memorable year.
So on sunday both Jane & I start the journey to Newcastle for the black tie event (as I post this blog Jane is posh frock shopping!!!) the end of a crazy week that started with both of us meeting the great photographer that is Yervant in London, then published in a national magazine then ending with the national photo awards,all this for just having fun & pressing a button (yes that what my friends say I do????).
Fingers Crossed.........

1 comment:

Paul & Sarah Wilkinson said...

It was an absolute pleasure to be sat with both of you at the awards last night! Every time we get together it reminds me why we do this job - and why we laugh so much doing it!

Two extraordinarily talented photographers who it's always a pleasure to meet up with!

Take care Paul and Sarah