24 Jan Number 1 UK Wedding Photojournalist
Number 1 UK Wedding Photojournalist // WPJA
I’m so happy to have been ranked as the Number 1 UK Wedding Photojournalist of 2019 – and 9th in the world – by the Wedding Photojournalist Association. This is the second time I have been awarded the title of the Best Wedding Photographer in the UK by the WPJA, having also won the title in 2016. That year I was ranked 11th worldwide. To be given this accolade within the industry is a massive honour. When I was first accepted into the WPJA ten years ago, I never imagined that I would be ranked not once, but twice, as their best wedding photographer in UKW. Below are the 24 images which won an award during the 2019 contests, and secured me a place on the WPJA’s list of the Top International Wedding Photographers for 2019.
The images below were all taken at weddings I photographed in 2019. Below each photo, I’ve noted what each image depicts, when and where it was taken. All photos were taken on Canon 5D mark IV cameras.
Thank you to the WPJA judges – all notable and respected working newspaper photojournalists and picture editors in the news industry – for awarding these images. As always, a huge thank you to my couples, their families and friends for giving me total free reign and trusting me to tell their stories with honesty, authenticity, and humour.
Kirsty arriving at Saint Bride’s Church on Fleet Street, her little flower girl reflected in the car window. October 2019
Juliet & Nick leaving Islington Town Hall and getting a face full of confetti. May 2019
A couple of wedding guests at a Trinity Buoy Wharf wedding, as shot through the window of the Chainstore with the bride, Laura, in the reflection. June 2019
Gail & Liam lost in the moment of their first dance, whilst Liam’s family look on. The Gardens in Yalding. June 2019
A jubilant Juliet as she and Nick were proclaimed husband and wife. Islington Town Hall. May 2019
Kids being kids before the start of Shaz and Stefan’s wedding at Kensington Town Hall. January 2019
Juliet photographed through the taxi window at The Curtain Hotel. May 2019
Jen, with sleeping daughter on her lap, having her makeup done, whilst the bridemaids take selfies at The Olde Bell in Hurley. November 2019
Flowergirl asleep at the dinner table. The Gardens, Yalding. June 2019
George, Laura & Louis the Yorkie arriving at their drinks reception at The Dreys. September 2019
Caroline & Matt in a vintage photobooth on the backstreets of Florence, Italy. May 2019
The kids listening intently whilst they gather confetti from the carpet at Kensington Town Hall. January 2019
Caroline and her bridesmaids. Florence. May 2019
Outdoor dancefloor in the pouring rain. Chateau du Bijou, France. August 2019.
Bridesmaids seeing Caroline in her dress for the first time. Grand Hotel Cavour, Florence. May 2019
Juliet & Nick (and a handful of pīna coladas) arriving on the rooftop of Vivo for their drinks party. May 2019
Flowergirls at Clement St Danes on The Strand. April 2019
Caroline & Matt’s first dance in the basement bar of Grand Hotel Cavour. May 2019
Karaoke hero. Florence. May 2019
Gem, Matt and all the confetti at Clapton Country Club. August 2019
Victoria & Harrison, listening to Vic’s mum’s reading. Chateau du Bijou, France. August 2019
Kirsty’s mum and bridesmaid sorting out layer upon layer of tulle. St Brides, London. October 2019.