I’m delighted to share some very exciting news…
Last week I attended The Welsh Wedding Awards 2022, hosted by Creative Oceanic at Portland House in Cardiff.
I was thrilled to be nominated in the category of Creative Wedding Photographer of the Year… and I’m even more thrilled to say that I won! I am over the moon at being awarded this accolade: it’s such a prestigious award and means the absolute world to me. Two years ago I was the runner up in this same category, so to be the winner in 2022 is a huge achievement and I couldn’t be more pleased and proud.
I absolutely love being a wedding photographer in North Wales: I get to meet fabulous couples and shoot in beautiful venues, so I feel lucky every time I go to work! And for my work to be recognised in this way really is the icing on the cake.
I know it’s such a cliche to say that “it’s an honour just to be nominated”, but when it comes to The Welsh Wedding Awards that statement couldn’t be more true, because nominations come from past couples voting for you. Therefore, achieving a nomination shows that my past couples are delighted with the work I did for them, and made the effort to vote for me to win an award as a result. As a wedding photographer you really can’t ask for more than that.
The final decision on the winner is then judged by an expert panel, and out of 6 other photographers in my category I was delighted to be the one to take home the award.
I would also like to give a mention to my lovely friend Cassie from Cassie M Bridal. Cassie is a super-talented bridal hair and make up artist for North Wales and Cheshire. We originally booked to go to the awards ceremony together but sadly Cassie couldn’t make it at the last minute due to illness. I’m so pleased to say that Cassie also won in her category, Freelance Wedding Hair & Makeup Specialist of the Year. I had the honour of collecting Cassie’s award on her behalf, and want to say a huge congratulations on a very much deserved win!
A bit more about the Welsh Wedding Awards
The Welsh Wedding Awards recognises exceptional wedding suppliers that go above and beyond to ensure the uniqueness of every wedding. The Awards provided a platform to showcase those who promote excellence in the industry, inspire others by their achievements and add the fairy-tale sparkle to any wedding.
A Spokesperson for The Welsh Wedding Awards 2022 said: “The winners represent the industry’s gold standard that work tirelessly to meet the demands of the couples and their guests.
“The Awards showcase some of the best wedding specialists that operate in the industry, whose excellence and commitment brought them to the forefront of the industry. These champions are tried and tested specialists that know how to create a stress-free wedding experience, keeping the romance in the air. We would like to congratulate all finalists and winners for their amazing achievements.”
The event was a brilliant night, with over 150 wedding specialists in attendance. And of course, winning the award for Creative Wedding Photographer of the Year really did make it a night to remember for me!
A little note from me…
I want to say a huge thank you to all my lovely couples who took the time and effort to nominate me for this award: it means the world to me to know that you’re happy with my work, and went out of your way to put me forward for an award. Making brides and grooms happy is the reason we do this job, so it’s wonderful to know I’ve achieved that. Here’s to many more happy couples, beautiful photos, and (hopefully) more awards too!