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 blog posts to put on-line from 2012.
I’m a member of two industry bodies. The SWPP (Society for Wedding and Portrait Photographers) and The ISPWP (International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers).
I’m active in both and try and enter the competitions as much as possible. Unfortunately, this year, the SWPP removed the “Wedding Reportage” category (and I can understand their reasons for doing so), so I am limited to entering the standard wedding categories there – along with all the highly art-driven and avant-garde type images (which are all gorgeous too of course, just simple not my style).
This year I entered a total 14 images throughout the year in the SWPP Competition and I was lucky enough to receive Three Gold awards and Eight Highly Commended awards.
From an entry of 12 I’m very pleased with those overall results – especially considering the lack of the Wedding Photojournalism category.
The first of my Award Winning Wedding Photos is this Gold award was for this very colourful picture taken a The Hospitium, York in September this year:
The second of my Award Winning Wedding Photos is this Gold award is for this image shot earlier in the year at a Manor House Hotel wedding, Castle Combe.
This third image was entered into the The Mario Acerboni 4-in-1 (Wedding) category and also received a Gold award.
The Highly Commended Images from my SWPP enteries in the Wedding Category are:
I also entered one image in the Macro Category. This photo which got a Highly Commended was shot on the Fuji X-Pro1 with the 60mm Macro lens
The following photograph received Highly Commended in the Monochrome category. The interesting thing about this photo is that it was shot and processed entirely in camera. The camera was an iPhone 4s
And in the Sport category I achieved Highly Commended awards for the following two photos:
As mentioned I am also a member of the ISPWP which is much more of an international organisation. The standard of entries for the competition is extremely high with many of the “best” wedding photographers in the world entering. The ISPWP run their competitions quarterly and I entered five images in total this year across two different quarters.
I was delighted then to have this image placed again and it 6th in the “kids” category.
And finally, this image which was placed 19th in the “Family Love” category.
As you can tell, I’m extremely pleased with my “haul” this year, especially considering the competition and total amount of images entered.
For any photographers out there who are interested, I am running a few seminars at the 2013 SWPP Convention in London in January.
Over the next few weeks I will be working on my “Best of 2012” presentation which I will of course publish on the blog and the website as soon as it’s ready.