Archive: Awards

Best Wedding Pics of 2016

2016 sure has thrown some challenges at me but there have also been some wonderful moments and blessings to celebrate!

First off is that I have had a couple of very big affirmations from the international wedding photography community. This year I was placed on the Fearless Photographers top 100 photographers of all time. The calibre of photographers on this list is astounding so this really was an incredible piece of news. Next up was being placed on the SLR top 150 international wedding photographers of 2016 and lastly but certainly not least was winning the Admired in Africa top wedding photographer of 2016! The prize with this feather in my cap was a camera I have been lusting for! I won a Fuji XT2 mirrorless which I am absolutely delighted with. Golly I feel very lucky and this certainly makes all the hard work and long hours worth it.

Another Fearless Award

When Michelle first asked me to be her wedding photographer she was insistent that she didn’t want any boring bridal portraits. I was a bit nervous at first as to whether I would be able to live up to her expectations but this pushed me to think out of the box. When I got to the venue I spent a bit of time looking around and I noticed a black and white photo of a vulture that was hanging in the room where she got ready. The end result is this photo which I think suits her perfectly! The fact that it won an international award makes it even more special!!

Recent Fearless Award

Winning a Fearless Award is such a big thing these days as the competition is so fierce so I was delighted when I found out that this image from Camilla and Don’s wedding cracked a nod! Click here for their …

Recent awards and accolades – 2013

It always feels a bit weird for me to talk about awards on my blog as it feels like I am boasting when the truth is I am always amazed at the recognition I have received. I tend to be in a constant competition with myself urging myself to make better images rather than looking at other peoples work. 2013 was a pretty good year for recognition that’s for sure. Thanks to my couples who put up with me and my crazy ideas, I wouldn’t be collecting awards if it weren’t for my clients!

Admired in Africa Photographer of 2013!!!

Anyone that knows me well knows that I am my own harshest critic when it comes to my photography. I am always pushing myself to create images that are better than the last time.

Admired in Africa is an invitation only wedding directory that profiles the best wedding photographers in Africa. This year they held their first photographic competition and contestants were asked to enter photographs into various categories ranging from Bride Alone to Action Shot to Reception. I am not naturally a competitive person. In fact I hate any kind of competitive game. However, photographic competitions are a great way of learning and improving one’s work, so I sent in a couple of photographs and promptly forgot about it.

Whilst trying to sign into the dodgy Mauritian internet last week I got an email saying I had won ……THE WHOLE THING! Yip I was awarded Admired in Africa’s top photographer of 2013!