Kate & Sam's Cley beach shot has become somewhat iconic for me this year, as it's scooped a merit certificate in the national MPA awards.
At the start of the year I gained my photographic qualification with the MPA. This pushed me creatively and professionally; my work is refined and critiqued every month by photographers with over 30 years of wedding experience. This inevitably means more technically perfect images for you. After winning the MPA East Anglia Region wedding photographer of the year I entered a bunch of images into the UK competition for the first time. I was thrilled to have three into the print assessments; one in wedding classical and two in wedding documentary. These prints were assessed and judged by fellows of the industry resulting in scores to be proud of. In September I travelled to Hinckley for the national event and I was thrilled to receive a national merit award for Kate and Sam’s windswept Cley beach image (which really has become THE image of 2016/7) as well as being featured on the huge banners. I was only one of seven photographers in the UK to be awarded a merit in wedding classical, I was amongst some huge names in the industry - Martin Leckie, Simon John, David Bostock. What's next? I’m constantly striving to improve my work and 2018 will see me enter the national again and ultimately I'll be working towards an associate qualification panel. Wedding couples, don't be surprised if I ask you for a little extra time at your wedding and create you something truly award winning. Exciting times!