I am delighted to announce that I have done rather well in this month’s competition with the Guild of Photographers, winning three coveted bronze awards. Winning awards helps me to promote my work as a specialist children’s photography in the Ribble Valley.
The Guild’s IOM is a tough competition, entered by some of the country’s best photographers and judged by an experienced panel to international photographic competition rules. There are 1,000 of entries every month and images have to be of a very high standard to achieve bronze or better. I started entering earlier this year and it has really helped me focus on ensuring my work is as good as it can be.
This month I entered three images and I’m delighted to say that ALL THREE were awarded bronze bars.
Lola in lavender
This image was taken earlier this summer at the stunning lavender fields at Inglenook Farm in Rainford. I love the colour and vibrancy, and of course beautiful Lola.
Lola in Mellor
The second Lola is quite a character. We met up in the Ribble Valley village of Mellor for a golden hour shoot to take advantage of the time of day when the light is at its most beautiful.
Emily as a sparkly princess
I had an idea a while ago to do a children’s face painting photoshoot. I still need to blog about the images I created, but this particular shot stood out during the session. Just look at the way the make-up makes Emily’s eyes pop. Thank you to the very talented Felicity from Viva Las Faces for doing the make-up that day.
You can view these and my other award winning images in my gallery here.
The beauty of winning awards is that it demonstrates to clients the high standards and work I put into my shoots. For more information about booking a children’s or family portrait session, look at my what to expect page.