It is fantastic to finally win another Gold award for the Wedding Photojournalism category in October in the Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers (SWPP) monthly International awards. I’ve won several  Highly Commended awards already this year but to get the Gold is what  I strive for with my wedding photography competition entries and I was on a real high last night when I found out. Only 4 Golds were awarded in the Wedding Photojournalism category out of the hundreds of entries in October.

Gold Awarded images will go forward to the International annual judging in January at the SWPP convention in London and are deemed to be images of the highest standard and will be published in Professional Imagemaker  and you can view all of the October Gold standard images from all of the categories click here

This monochrome image was captured during the champagne reception at Mary & Gavin’s wedding at Ashridge House in April of this year. I love the fact that the two ladies on the left seem animated in conversation whilst the lady on the right sits people watching, three great but different facial expressions whilst the party goes on around them, why don’t more people wear hats at weddings!

Technical Details for those that are interested:

Canon 5DMK3 camera with Canon EF50mm f1.2 L lens captured in natural light indoors. exposure was f2.2 @ 1/100th sec aperture priority at ISO 800

Three old ladies sitting chatting at a wedding

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