South Central Wedding Photographer of the Year

Best UK wedding photographer South Central

Regional winner at The Wedding Industry Awards 2018

“The winner of the South Central wedding photographer of the year for 2018 is…Martin Bell Photography”

Wow, wow, wow!! What an evening on the 20th November at The Wedding Industry Awards. I still can’t quite get my head around it and this blog post is so long overdue.

As I sat in the beautiful surroundings at Lillybrooke Manor hearing all of the winners being announced it suddenly dawned on me, what if you win?? After finishing as a regional finalist for the last 3 years I hadn’t really contemplated winning the award. However, as my name was read out I can’t tell you the amount of emotions running through my body all at the same time. Disbelief and elation were just two of the many and I think my celebration says it all in the video below.

There are so many thank you’s to make as this award would not be possible without a number of factors coming into play. Firstly to all of my lovely couples who have trusted me to photograph the most special day in their lives. You have all been amazing to work with and each wedding I have been a part of has been an incredible experience. This award is based predominantly on your feedback  and so thank you so much for everything you have said. Secondly, to the judges. It must be an incredibly difficult job to judge such a popular and prestigious award such as this so thank you for seeing in me the amount of hard work I have put in to make my business what it is today. Thirdly to the organisers, Damien and Anna. You, for me, are a leading light in the wedding industry and I love that your awards are based on client feedback as much as the work produced. There are so many awards in the photography world that are based on individual photographs but none that take the whole experience for the client into account. For me this is why I enter your awards and will continue to do so, thank you. And Lastly to my family. This would not have been possible without your unwavering support and belief in me. You are my rock and I cannot thank you enough.

After becoming the South Central wedding photographer of the year it is now on to the national finals for which I am one of eight photographers up for The Wedding Industry Awards best UK wedding photographer. There are some A-MAZ-ING people up for this award and I am truly honoured to be classed in the same league as them. The national awards event takes place at the stunning Cafe de Paris in Piccadilly Circus on the 17th January 2018 and I cannot wait. I am also treating my wife to a night away and apparently new dress shopping awaits.

Below are a selection of images I contemplated entering for the award this year. I could only enter 10 images from below and It was EXTREMELY difficult to get these down to the required amount. I hope you love them as much as I have enjoyed producing them.

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Best UK wedding photographer for the South Central covering Hampshire, Dorset, Berkshire and across England. For more of my portfolio please head over to me website or to check on my availability for your wedding please give me a shout via my contact page.