WPJA "UK Photographer of the Year 2011"

We are delighted to announce that Paul has been named WPJA "UK Photographer of the Year 2011" and awarded second runner-up in the world. This is an incredible achievement of which we're both really proud.

The WPJA (Wedding Photojournalist Association) is a professional organisation comprising of the best wedding photojournalists in the world. There are thousands of members spread across 66 countries and every continent.

Due to the huge numbers entering each quarterly competition, to even have an image placed is a highly commendable feat. Competitions are judged by highly respected photographers, many of them Pulitzer prize winners. To be ranked third in the world and first in the UK is something we could only ever dream of.

We've both said it before, the best part of our job is reading the fantastic feedback we receive from our couples, we've even been known to shed a tear, but we can't help having big smiles on our faces today.

Scroll right if you'd like to view all our placed images this year.

"Congratulations on attaining such a prestiguous award. So well deserved. So many people have said that they have never seen such amazing photos as those you took at the wedding of my daughter Alyson and John Nash. Love the photos you put up."

Gill Barker

"Hi Debra & Paul. Just a quick note to wish you our heartiest congratulations on the WPJA award. We just saw it on the RPS site. It's great to see such talented photographers doing so well. We still watch your blog and site and admire your work. Great to see you are busy and not having to peddle training! True class work. Our very best wishes and to a successful 2012. Kind regards."

Stephen & Julia Daykin
Now retired ex Wedding photographers - enjoying life and going for our ARPS.....