A beautiful wedding at The Lancaster Ashton Memorial and Morecambe's Midland Hotel. It provided a great backdrop to Paul & Claire's lovely wedding. We had loads of fun taking photos around Ashton Memorial and both Paul & Claire were in great spirits to photograph. The weather started off cold and windy but got warmer up at The Memorial so we tried lots of different shots.
The MPA/Fuji UK Wedding Photographer Awards. It's seems this image is loved by everyone, hopefully it will winas I have very fond memories of seeing great photographers like Keith Thompson & Nigel Harper win it back in the 90's and early 2000.
We have this image also in The Mario Acerboni 3 in 1 final, surely it must win 1 ??. UPDATE : Didn't win this time my image possibly finished up 2nd as it has now featured next to the winner Sandra Parris on The MPA 2012 Entry Form, but who knows. Will try again next year. Its nice to be in the mix for a big award.
Click on the link to see The MPA/Fuji 2011 competition from the 2 rounds of judging My image is the 3 guys in the archway.
Put October 9th in your diary & add me as a friend at Facebook to find out. I must have spend 2-3 days in January working on this image if it wins I will post the original and take you all through how it was transformed.
Regardless of which wedding photographer wins - a wedding couple will receive £1,000 cash :-)
Being a BIPP member has its benefits, being able to enter The Mario Acerboni Wedding Awards is 1 of them.
After last years overall success UK 2nd place I felt I had more to give & wanted to really give it 1 more shot before baby Dominic arrives in late December this year. As my hands may be tied for a while after this year, we will see. I got the email just as myself & Debbie were going for the 6 month hospital scan so I had a GREAT day thanks MPA/ Mario Acerboni :-)
So I pulled my best image from last year (the yellow doors wedding in Lancaster) and found a couple of other images from that wedding I knew had potential. I had also entered 4 other sets of 3 this time as I really want to win the UK Title this year.
Here's the email from The MPA to say I'd won the North West Region again back to back, to now go through to the UK Final Awards presentation with the other Regional winners held at Gateshead in early October later on in the year where 1 winner is drawn from the 14 regional winners.
Here are the 3 images (3 from 1) that won the NW Region Wedding Photographer 2011 title for 2nd year running.
These images were taken in Lancaster at St.Thomas Church just opposite KFC :-)
A very wet wedding day for Maxine & Neil's civil wedding at The Midland Hotel in Morecambe. The rain poured virtually allday with Debbie & myself looking forward to experimenting with the lighting equipment for some indoor shots. The Midland Hotel in Morecambe has sooo many unique selling points to the interior design, making my job so much fun and interesting not to mention the art deco feel around the place. Neil and Maxine are both involved in the film/tv world and had invited 1 or 2 famous faces along to the wedding.