What Makes Me Award Winning

Obviously this is self explanatory BUT yes I have won an award for my wedding photography and I am super proud of it and I want to share it with everyone!

After 4 years of hard work on my business I was delighted to be a finalist for the Muddy Stilettos, Kent's Best Photographer awards. I had a lot of support to get me there and I am so thankful for everyone who voted for me. Sadly I did not win but to be a finalist in the first ever awards I was nominated for made me feel great and gave me such a confidence boost. Thank you Muddy Stilettos. Fingers crossed for next year!

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Now on to the award I won....I can proudly call myself Global Wedding Awards Wedding Photographer of the Year 2018-Tunbridge Wells. This award came as I huge shock to me and I still do not know who nominated me. So if you happen to read this and it was you, then thank you so much! I was asked to fill in a questionnaire about myself and my business which was sent off to a panel of judges along with my work and I was later announced as the winner! YAY!

I have put everything into my business and it really means a lot to me that someone has taken the time to nominate me. It's a tough old life being a self-employed photographer with a lot of competition around but I am beyond excited and chuffed to have won this award. Pat on the back for me and a big big thank you to whoever nominated me and also a huge thank you to Lux Life Magazine who run the awards. It really is the best type of motivation and confidence boost you can get!

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3 Most Favourite Wedding Photos

Hiya!

Today I want to share with you my 3 most favourite wedding photos I have taken to date. I love each image for totally different reasons and I want to share them with you as they all have a special place in my heart. 

Photo No.1

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This image melts my heart every time I see it. Yes it might not be the most 'traditional' wedding photo and yes I am aware the groom is in jeans BUT this photo is bursting with the most amount of love I have ever experienced. People don't usually get why I love this photo as much as I do but it is all down to the couples story. Long story short....these 2 beautiful people live in Manhattan and one afternoon they got married in City Hall. They then had to have another 'wedding' as the family were all so jealous they couldn't be there! Understandably! The setting was beautiful, Chaple Down Vineyards in Kent and the couple were even more beautiful. Inside as well as out! The photo itself speaks volumes about how happy and content they are as a couple and this is a prime example of if you know the story behind the photo makes it more fabulous and heart warming! You guys are awesome!

Photo No.2

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Now this photo is all about the use of colour! I have an unhealthy obsession with bright colours within my images and this bride is giving me enough colour to last a lifetime! I love the neutral tones of the surrounding guests and church wall and it contrasts so well against the brides beautiful bouquet and headband which are exceptional. The pure excitement of the bride also makes my heart melt and this image is what I would describe as pure happiness. I feel as if I have captured such a happy moment in time and the colours pop and make it eye catching.

Photo No.3

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Right lets go a little bit more traditional here for the finale.....usually I am not a massive fan of black and white photos but this shot lends itself perfectly to it. This image is classical and timeless and I have frozen the relaxed atmosphere within this image. This wedding itself was the most chilled out and calm I've ever done and this image also captures a moment that not even the bride is aware of. It's tranquil and shows bridal prep at its finest which is a very important part of the day that not all brides think about. It's a time to be with your girls and this NEEDS to be documented. 

Meet and Greet - Wedding Fairs

Meeting your wedding photographer before booking them is the most important thing you can do! You are going to be with this person for 10 hours of your special day so they need to be the right fit for you. Not only do you have to love their work, you also have to love how they work! I love meeting potential clients and getting to know about them and their story, its a good excuse for a natter and a cup of tea as well! 

The best way to do this is going along to a wedding fair which your potential photographer is at and having a look at their stall and how they engage with people. It's also a super fun few hours where you can wandering round and get inspiration for your special day (and also some snacks which people tend to hand out)!

I do between 3-4 wedding fairs a year and here are the up and coming ones with I shall be attending if you would like to come along and meet me:

 

Main Event Wedding Show- Brands Hatch

Sunday 16th September 2018 11:00am-15:00pm Fawkham, Longfield, Kent, DA3 8NG

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Country Wedding Events Show- Bewl Water

Sunday 14th October 2018 11:00am-15:00pm Bewl Water Estate, Bewlbridge Lane, Lamberhurst, Kent, TN3 8JH

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Hiya!

Hiya world!

I’m a young, female, award-winning photographer based in Kent and the South East. I specialise mainly in weddings and lifestyle photography. BUT I am also working on taking over the world of school photos in preschools and nurseries. 

Since graduating with a diploma in Foundation Art and Design and also a degree in BA Hons Photography I have developed my interest, experience and expertise. Photography has been a passion of mine since school where I studied it as one of my A Levels. So after many years of studying I thought why not start my own business….but we will come back to that adventure another time!

My style of photography is timeless and more on the documentary side with also a very relaxed feel to my images. Every time I shoot I want people to be having fun and to feel relaxed around me. I feel privileged to be invited to record the important moments in families' histories and I love capturing special moments in time. 

So all there is left to say at the moment is watch this space…

Emma x 

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