International Wedding Photography Awards for documentary wedding photographer Surrey
My dad always says: “If you don’t tickle yourself every once in a while, you’ll never laugh…” So here we go: my very first gloat-post on this blog as an award-winning wedding photographer Surrey :-). And although my customers’ reviews and appreciation will always be my number one priority (nothing beats the feeling you get from reading a 5-star client review – scroll down for the reviews (sorry, most of them in Dutch), I have to admit that is is really nice to also be recognised – and awarded – by your fellow wedding photographers! People that have paved the way, set some awesome trends and that you look up to and hope to meet one day… the true rock-stars of wedding photography.
Following is an overview of the international wedding photography awards I have been lucky enough to receive from 2014 till now, you can read more on the various photography associations I am a part of and the way they conduct their competitions by scrolling down. Every first award-winning image of that specific organisation had a bit of explanation written above it, but in short, these are the international wedding photography associations I am a part of:
This is Reportage (TiR),
Masters of Wedding Photography UK & IE (now),
Masters of Wedding Photography NL, BE & LUX (before),
International Wedding Photography Directory MyWed
and the Dutch Bruidsfoto & Film Award, where I was awarded first place in the “Flower girls & Page boys” category two years in a row, 2015 and 2016.
I am proud to say I am currently ranking #3 in the Fearless Photographers classification of South East England Wedding Photographers and at #12 out of 50 for the Masters of Wedding Photography UK & IE for 2018, yay!
In the summer of 2017 I was awarded 15th place in the category “Emotional Impact” of the International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers with this image – one of my favourites from last year.
Before that – still all in 2017, I was lucky enough to receive a whopping four awards from the Masters of Wedding Photography UK & IE, the last one winning also the category “Flower girls & Page boys” (Bruidskinderen) of the Dutch 2016 Bruidsfoto & Film Awards:-)
The third Fearless Award I received was for an image that pretty much summed up the craziness of the 2016 wedding season… penguins at the church, right?! Just before the third one I received my second Fearless Award for an image that is very dear to me (and to the bride) and kinda sums up what it is all about on the wedding day…
When I was still competing with the Masters of Wedding Photography in the Netherlands I has the honour of receiving two award within a relatively short space of time, both images still make me laugh to date ;-)
Back in 2015 I had the honour of winning the “Flower girls & Page boys” (Bruidskinderen) category of the Dutch Bruidsfoto Awards for the first time, what an honour! I still love this image so much and I know the parents of this flower girl do too…
My very first award – ever – was a Fearless Photographers Award. I can’t begin to describe how that felt… kind of like total elation perhaps? An amazing feeling that I was lucky enough to experience two times after that and I hope maybe a few more in the future…
For more award-winning images, check out the “Awards” category on my blog page.