What being a TWIA Regional finalist means to me…

Wow, opening my emails on Tuesday morning I did not expect to see this – ‘Congratulations you have been shortlisted for a TWIA Regional award’. I was overwhelmed to say the least.

Becoming a regional finalist for The Wedding Industry Awards for the second year in a row is an incredible feat. Not only do you get this cool badge –

Wedding photographer Hampshire - awards finalist for 2016

but its also a seal of approval from the wedding industry as a whole. The first round of the awards, which has just been completed, is based solely on my clients feedback and the service they have received from me. Making sure my clients are happy, scratch that, overwhelmed by the service they receive is paramount to the way that I do business. With 90% of my work coming from personal recommendations I know that if I go the extra mile for my clients it will pay me back ten fold. A very wise person once said to me ‘under promise and over deliver’ and that in a nutshell is how I approach each and every piece of work that I undertake. It’s also why my clients have evidently been so kind with their feedback to make sure I was a finalist once again for this years TWIA London and the South East regional awards. I seriously cannot thank my clients enough and I am so appreciative of them for taking the time out to vote for me. A heart felt and honest thank you from your very humble wedding photographer.

The second round is based on the work that I have submitted which will be judged by some pretty awesome photographers. One of them being someone I always look to for inspiration – Ross Harvey – and the others being a selection from the MV photographic and none other than the Chairman and founder of the TWIA awards himself – Damien Bailey. I have added the 10 photographs I have submitted below and I wanted to do something a little different this year. I wanted to show the judges that it is not just one ‘stand out’ photograph from a wedding that I produce but a collection from the day so I submitted a selection of 10 photographs from 6 different weddings to help show this to them. Fingers crossed this tactic will pay off but who knows.

By the time Christmas comes I will have photographed 30 weddings in 2015and  it has been an incredible year with next year looking to be even better too. Fingers crossed for Tuesday 24th November when I will be attending the awards ceremony at Morden Hall in London but for now please enjoy the photographs below – there are some absolute crackers for you 🙂

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