Winner of Wedding Day & Celebration UK category 2016/2017 | Master Photography Awards

MPA Awards Winner 2016

On Sunday 16th October 2016 I was very honoured to win one of the top award categories in a major national and international photography award ceremony, the Wedding Day & Celebration UK category in the 2016/17 Master Photography Awards

Many other leading photographers from across the UK and Overseas entered their images all striving for recognition in the awards and I beat-off stiff competition from some photographers whose work I admire greatly to scoop this prize

2016 was an amazing year of awards for me which I will revisit at some point in a future Blog post. It says something about how busy I’ve been that I am only blogging about this in March 2017!

Professional photographers from around the world were joined by representatives from the major photographic companies and trade, with other knowledgeable industry observers keenly attending the Awards ceremony, held at the Hinckley Island Hotel, 16th October 2016. Celebrating the Masters of Photography, the annual Master Photographers Association (MPA) Awards welcomed some of the greatest photography talents in a glittering awards ceremony .

The Awards, run by the Master Photographers Association (The MPA), is one of the most prestigious within the photographic profession, both in the UK and Overseas. Membership of the Association is restricted to professional photographers who must qualify to the minimum required Licentiateship standard. The organization, a not for profit, exists to promote and maintain standards of photographic excellence within the photographic industry.

Clare Louise, CEO of the MPA commented: “The standard of photography we have seen this year is world-class, and a privilege to judge. It was exciting to see new faces coming through and rewarding to see such great talent upholding previous years titles. With entrants both UK and worldwide, our winners really are the masters of their craft. It is an absolute honor to showcase imagery of such high standard and we are really proud to represent some of the best image makers globally.”

Bringing the photographic industry together, with unprecedented awards, the Master Photography Awards is the most anticipated event in the professional photographic calendar. Judges from across the globe selected a record number of nominees this year, which reflected the high standard of photography entered into the awards this year. The MPA annual awards celebrate the Masters of International Photography.

View the MPA Awards Presentation

To  view the award winners on ‘You tube’  the link of a short clip is below, you will see another of my Finalist images and then the winning ‘Wedding Day and Celebration’ image.

The MPA trade members magazine have just written a lovely 6 page article about me and my wedding photography style following my win see here below;

Award Winning Oxfordshire Wedding Photographer

I am a qualified and highly experienced Master wedding photographer and have shot over 400 weddings. I have won over 50 international awards for my photojournalism and classical wedding images (both in the UK and USA) and also has been:

  • Finalist for Photographer of the Year 2015 by the The Wedding Industry Awards (TWIA) for the Home Counties
  • Finalist for International Wedding Photojournalist of the Year 2014 for The Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers (SWPP)
  • Finalist for Wedding Photographer of the Year for Perfect Wedding Magazine and Wedding Ideas Magazine.
  • Recognised as one of the UK’s Top 50 Wedding Photographers 2016 (GoHen)

For further information on my wedding photography please visit or call 01865 400070


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