Wedding Photojournalist Awards
I’m a certified moment junkie!
The Wedding Photojournalist Association (WPJA) is the top International directory of reportage and documentary wedding photographers and I’ve been a member now for 2 years. In that time, I have totalled 11 Awards for my Documentary Wedding Photography and another 11 for my pre-wedding and engagement photography!
I don’t enter the awards as often as I’d like, the deadlines passing by before I realise, especially in the Summer season. So, it was amazing news to wake up today and find out that I won 3 awards in the most recent round.
Entering these awards means my work is “…scrutinised by some of the most notable and respected working photojournalists and picture editors in the news industry”, including Pulitzer Prize winning photographers!
The judges task? To award wedding photographers who “use the tools of photographic narrative to tell a couples story”, no interference, no direction, just the real moments. A few portraits aside that’s just how I like to work. Of course, nothing beats hearing from my couples when they receive their wedding album but getting recognition in this way is pretty nice too!
From a wedding at Voewood, Milly and her bridesmaid sharing a moment during the final touches to the wedding preparations.
Charlotte’s face as she threw her bouquet was hilarious. She told me later that she was worried she’d thrown it too high. Yes, it got as high as the barn roof at Pentney Abbey but I don’t think you can throw a bouquet too high, always give it some welly! Currently in the process of designing an album for this wedding and I’m so pleased this made their cut!
A photo I always love to get if I’m around for it. The look on Alan’s face, as he sees his daughter for the first time in her wedding dress, says it all but it’s her mum’s face and just to the right hand side of the frame, her bridesmaids face that made this frame for me.
If you’re planning a wedding in Norfolk and you’re looking for a wedding photographer, a photographer who focuses on the moments, to capture it for you, then get in touch and let’s meet up!