So I was away on a blissfully lovely long weekend to Venice when I found out the news about me being a regional winner in The 2012 Wedding Industry Awards. My little mind was pretty much blown. I can’t begin to tell you what an honour it is to achieve such a title, especially seeing how high the standard was among the shortlisted photographers.
I don’t generally take part in many competitions, mainly because I never seem to find the time, and also because it always seems like trying to win something for ‘myself’ rather than for my clients. The Wedding Industry Awards struck me as being something different, partly for being completely independent, but mostly because the first round of voting was done by real life wedding clients. That was a huge factor in me deciding to take part, as it felt like it was something we were doing together with the people who are the reason I do what I do.
I’m so grateful to all of you who took the time to vote, you seriously rock. This accolade is as much for all my couples as it is for me – I couldn’t have achieved it without you making the decision to choose me to be your wedding photographer – I will be forever grateful for that! Thank you also to the esteemed judging panel, I am properly humbled and still quite gobsmacked.
Now we’ll have to wait until January to find out the national winner, but honestly, being called ‘Best Wedding Photographer, London and South East’ is (way) more than enough for me! Head asplode.