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!

It was a huge and very lovely surprise and a great pat on the back. I also won the Reception category and was placed in a few of the other categories.

I would like to give a great big thanks to all the organisers and judges. I am very proud to be included on this prestigious site.

Here is a link to my profile on Admired in Africa and here is a link to the competition results.

Below you will find the images that I entered.


  1. Keri on October 16, 2013 at 1:01 pm

    I’m seeing a lot of Netherwood and the Midlands in this pics! Love 🙂 And congrats!

  2. Darrell Fraser on October 16, 2013 at 1:37 pm

    Well it comes at no surprise, you are by far our country’s best wedding photographer! Well done!

  3. Sarah on October 16, 2013 at 1:43 pm

    Jacki you deserve this award, you are exceptionally talented! Fantastic recognition and well deserved. X

  4. Alexis on October 16, 2013 at 1:57 pm

    This is why I LOVE working with you! Well done Jax xoxo

  5. Robynne on October 16, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    Well done, you deserve it. Your work is AMAZING!!

  6. CLee on October 16, 2013 at 3:02 pm

    CONGRATULATIONS JAX! Such an amazing award and you totally deserve it! Well done! <3

  7. Cara on October 16, 2013 at 3:06 pm

    Hey Jax, minimal online time these days but I couldn’t not check this out. Heartiest congrats from both Matt and I. Well deserved. Our only surprise is that you have not won it previously! Well done Jacki. Even the best deserve regular acknowledgement to keep pushing, striving… Lots of love hon’. Sorry so quiet, but think of you often and thrilled for you xx

  8. Julie Morrison on October 17, 2013 at 5:09 am

    Congratulations Jacki…so well deserved….a year later and we still cannot stop looking at Tom & Sally’s wedding photos…
    Take care

  9. Celeste on October 24, 2013 at 6:53 am

    You ROCK! Congratulations!! You absolutely deserve it xx

  10. Chene Steyn on November 4, 2013 at 6:35 am

    Amazing, these photos blew me out of the park! You are blessed with talent form head 2 toe

  11. SamA on November 14, 2013 at 3:30 pm

    WHOOP! You deserve every bit of it. xxx sam

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