The video is above (click on photo) and here is the full list of my wins:
I can't explain how it felt to win 14 awards which must have been a third of the overall awards. And more importantly I won four categories. And when I look at where I won I am so pleased that it was with work that I really love doing - portraits & weddings. The win for Press & PR (along with 2nd place in that category) was an added bonus. I spend around 10% of my year working with businesses.
Interestingly I won both the wedding group and family group categories. I try very hard with all of my groups whether during a wedding or a family portrait shoot and I am thrilled to be recognised for this skill. I believe very strongly that whoever you hire to do a grouping should know what they are doing. Not only does it make the session go smoothly, but it also gives clients photographs that they can be proud of for many generations to come. There is nothing worse that taking time to do family groups on a wedding only for the bride's mother's feet to look ungainly in the final photographs. Perish the thought!
Huge thanks to Rebecca for her guidance - she also helped me gain my Associateship of the Master Photographers Association last year - and to Martin & Kevin for their judging. I learned a huge amount from them both and they made everything so fun and interesting. And to Claire & Sarah for putting on a very professional day. I am beyond impressed.
Not quite sure how I can top all of this in 2013???!!!