The International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers (ISPWP)

Placed 18th in the Spring 2014 “Family Love” category
Placed 18th in Summer 2013 in the “Kids being Kids” category
Placed 1st in Winter 2012 in the “Reception” category
Placed 6th in Spring 2012 in the “Kids being Kids” category
Placed 19th in Spring 2012 in the “Family Love” category
Placed 12th in Winter 2011 in the “Kids being Kids” category
Placed 18th in Winter 2011 in the “First Dance” category
Placed 10th in Summer  2011 in the “Ceremony” category

Society of Wedding & Portrait Photographers Awards (SWPP)

Landscape Photographer of the Year 2014
Two merits in the 20×16 print competition at the 2015 Photographic Convention
Four merits in the 20x16 print competition in the 2014 Photographic Convention
Three merits in the 20×16 print competition in the 2013 Photographic Convention
Merit awarded and 20×16 Print Finalist in the 2012 Photographic Convention
Nominated (twice) in the Wedding category in 2013
Nominated in the Mario Acerboni 4-in-1 category in 2013
Nominated for Wedding Photojournalist of the Year 2011

15 Gold Award Winning Images
61 Highly Commended Images (includes formerly categorised as Silver)

Awarded Associate of the SWPP in January 2014

Awarded Licentiate of the SWPP in January 2011

 

Artistic Guild of the Wedding Photojournalist Association Awards (retired from)

Placed 2nd in the Quarter 1 2011 “Reception” category
Placed 19th in the Quarter 1 2011 “Ceremony” category
Placed 4th in Quarter 4 2010 in the “Kids being Kids” category
Placed 8th in Quarter 3 2010 in the “Kids being Kids” category
Placed 20th in Quarter 3 2010 in the “Getting Ready” category

Industry Magazines and Journals

Digital Camera Magazine June 2015 – Wedding Wonders Feature
Digi-Cam Magazine (Japan) April 2014 – Interview
Capture Magazine (Australia) – October 2014
Documentary Wedding Photography article was featured prominently in the SWPP Convention Guide 2012
Professional Photographer Magazine –  2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 (regular featured writer)
Professional Photographers Guide to Turning Pro –  2010, 2011, 2012, 2014
Professional Image Maker –  2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Photography Monthly – 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
“Featured Wedding” article (submitted by venue) featuring my images in South West Brides Magazine 2012
My personal rugby photography has also been used by The RFU and Bristol Rugby.
Featured article in “Aperture” Australia

Plus many more….

Speaking Engagements

I will be giving several photography talks throughout this year.  Please see the list below and feel free to contact me if you want more details of any of these speaking engagements.

2016:

23rd February 2016 – Nottingham Camera Club

SWPP Convention – 2016, London Metropole Hilton
21st January 2016 – West End Street Photography Location Shoot
22nd January 2016 – Wedding Photojournalism Masterclass
23rd January 2016 – The Changing World of SEO Superclass

2015:

October 1st – Photovision, Southampton – Wedding Photojournalism
Setember 23rd – Photovision, Hertfordshire – Wedding Photojournalism
June 30th – Photovision, Bristol – Wedding Photojournalism
June 10th – Photovision, Windsor – Wedding Photojournalism
June 7th – Kevin Mullins Jessops Street Photography – Free Street Photography
workshops
April 23/24  – FDF Argentina – I will be running two Wedding Photojournalism workshops in Cordoba, Argentina.
April 16th – Winter Talks / Photo Talk – I will be discussing my work at Parish Centre, St Michael’s Street, St Albans, Herts AL3 4SL
23rd March – The Photography Show, NEC, Birmingham – I will be talking on the “Behind the Lens” stand.

SWPP Convention
 – 2015, London Metropole Hilton

15th January 2015 – Pure Documentary Wedding Photography Masterclass
16th January 2015 – Trim The Fat Streamline Your Photographic Business Superclass
17th January 2015 – The Changing World of SEO Masterclass

2014:

November – FDF, Seville – I will be running two Wedding Photojournalism workshops in Seville, Spain
6th October – Digital Imaging Show, Birmingham – “The Business of Wedding Photography”
16th & 17th Setemper – I will be speaking live on the Fujifilm stand at Photokina 2014, Cologne, Germany
10th September – Zenfolio Zoom Tour – Manchester
29th May – My Journey with the X-Series – Calumet, Drummond Street, London, UK
13th May – Marketing, Branding & SEO for a Successful Wedding Photography Business – Manchester, UK
14th May – Marketing, Branding & SEO for a Successful Wedding Photography Business – York, UK
15th May – Marketing, Branding & SEO for a Successful Wedding Photography Business – Nottingham, UK
30th March – The Malta Institute of Photography, Le Meriden, St. Julians Hotel & Spa, Malta – The Business of Documentary Wedding Photography and an introduction to the Fuji X-Series
3rd March – The Photography Show, Birmingham NEC  – “The Business of Wedding Photography” – Zenfolio University
2nd March – The Photography Show, Birmingham NEC – “Wedding Photojournalism” – Main Stage
15th February – CP+, Yokohama, Japan – “Weddings with the Fuji X-Series”
16th February – CP+, Yokohama, Japan – “Wedding with the Fuji X-Series”
25th January – 1st February 2014 Caleta De Fuste, Fuerteventura – I will be presenting several master-classes on documentary photography at Photo Training Overseas

SWPP Convention – 2014, London Metropole Hilton
15th January 2014 – SEO Business Class
17th January 2014 – Pure Documentary Photography Master-class
18th January 2014 – SEO for Photographers Business Class
19th January 2014 – A Different way? The Documentary Way Super-class

2013

19th November – MPA South East – The Business of Documentary Wedding Photography
September 1st – Photo Roadshow, Tokyo, Japan
6th July – MPA North West – The Business of Documentary Wedding Photography

Digital Imaging Show’s 2013
20th March 2013 – Oxford
9th May 2013 – Cardiff
17th September 2013 – Norfolk
28th October 2013 – Exeter

SWPP Convention 2013 The Hilton London Metropole Hotel , London
Friday 11th January 13:00 Masterclass : Your Website and making it work for you
Saturday 12th January 14:00 Superclass: Real Documentary Wedding Photography
Sunday 13th January 10:30 Masterclass: Making Your Business Lean

2012

SWPP Members Training Days
March 15 2012 Milton Keynes
May 22 2012 Chester
September 11 2011 Fife
August 21st 2011 Birmingham
September 13th 2011 County Durham
September 27th 2011 Sudbury, Suffolk
November 8th 2011 Bristol

2011

August 21st 2011 Birmingham:

9am – 1pm:  SEO & Marketing for Photographers
1:30pm – 5pm :  Documentary Photography, Style & Workflow

13th September 2011 Rushyford, County Durham:

9am – 1pm:  SEO & Marketing for Photographers
1:30pm – 5pm :  Documentary Photography, Style & Workflow

27th September 2011 Sudbury, Suffolk:

9am – 1pm:  SEO & Marketing for Photographers
1:30pm – 5pm :  Documentary Photography, Style & Workflow

8th November 2011 Bristol:

9am – 1pm:  SEO & Marketing for Photographers
1:30pm – 5pm :  Documentary Photography, Style & Workflow


If you have found yourself reading about my awards and talks, you may be interested in these blog posts:

Argentina & FDF Workshops

My recent trip to Cordoba and Buenos Aires, Argentina where I ran some workshops and gave some on-stage presentations.

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Associate Panel

I’m thrilled to have been awarded an Associateship in the field of Wedding Photography. Check out the panel….

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Photokina Roundup

A quick overview of my time at Photokina and presenting at the Fujifilm stand.

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Photokina 2014

I will be speaking along with 22 other official Fujifilm X-Photographers at the Photokina Photography Convention in September 2014

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ISPWP “Family Love” Category

I was delighted when this image was placed in the Family Love category of the prestigious The International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers (ISPWP).

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Landscape Photographer Of the Year

Landscape Photographer Award, Merits and other Great Things

Landscape Photographer of the Year award, plus print merits and other good things from the SWPP Awards 2014.

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Monochrome Tokyo

SWPP Gold Award – Monochrome

I was delighted to recieve an SWPP Gold Award in the Monochrome category recently for this image taken from the Tokyo Sky Treey

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My Presentation at Fujifilm HQ, Tokyo

Here is a presentation I gave at Fujifilm HQ, Tokyo last month during my trip to Japan for the anniversary of the X-Photographers. You can read more about my trip to Tokyo on my wedding blog if you wish. I’m not a big fan of looking at photos of myself, let alone videos so haven’t…

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Tokyo – my adventure in the Land of the Rising Sun

I was amazingly excited to be invited by Fujifilm to Tokyo recently to talk about their cameras and explore a little of their wonderful city.

This is the story of that trip.

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Some recent SWPP Awards

A very quick post this morning to mention a couple of recent sucesses in the SWPP Awards Monthly competition. I’m an active member of both the SWPP and the ISPWP and I enjoy the benefits of both.  One of the best things about both of the societies is the competitions and it gives me a…

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ISPWP 1st Place Award

This weekend I received notification that I have been awarded 1st place in the ISPWP Reception Category for the 2012 Winter Competition.

The ISPWP is a prestigious organisation of some of the world’s best wedding photographers so I was extremely pleased to receive this placing.

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Reportage Wedding Photographer

Award Winning Wedding Photos

Award Winning Wedding Photos – we all love them right? It’s the end of the year!  Wow.  I’m obviously very thankful to all my wedding and commercial clients that I’ve been privileged to work with in 2012.  It’s not over yet of course.  I still have one wedding to shoot, plenty of albums to expedite and still many more…

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