Wedding Photographer of the Year 2018 – Winner!

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Wedding Photographer of the Year – First Round


I was so pleased to be told last Friday that I’d won the first round of Wedding Photographer of the Year. 

It’s being organised this year by three great partners – Loxley Colour, Professional Photo Magazine and FujiFilm. The competition is split into six categories and ‘Off The Cuff’ (for candid and reportage wedding photography) was the first one.

The photo that won it for me was taken on a very windy day in Lancashire at Natalie and Mark’s wedding at the White Hart in Lydgate. As Natalie was walking out of the church a gust of wind took the veil – most of my work is about reacting to what is happening around me and trying to tell the story of that day – so I grabbed my LeicaQ and took a couple of frames. It was important to not just focus on the flying veil but make sure I had Natalie tight in the frame too in order to tell the whole story in one photograph. The two bridesmaids hands reacting up together in symmetry was the kind of luck you hope for, I really think it’s their reaction that makes the frame.

What Loxley Colour have to say about the competition:

“We’re delighted to have partnered with Professional Photo magazine and Fujifilm for our first ever Wedding Photographer of the Year competition. This competition is all about the big day and the unique and creative ways you capture it. It also just so happens to be the perfect chance to give you a high profile showcase of your work and the chance to spread the word far and wide.


See you at the Photography Show


The six rounds cover different categories. All winning entries will be on display on our stand at The Photography Show in March, where one talented photographer will be crowned our Wedding Photographer of the Year.”

I’m looking forward to going to the Photography Show in March and seeing the rest of the competition…. fingers crossed.

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