Yesterday I attended the Master Photographers Association South East regional photography awards and all day seminar. Kevin Wilson FMPA and chairman for the UK MPA photography awards visits the region to give a seminar and later in the day judged the region’s entries. I entered just one picture in the wedding category which also had the greatest number of entries. I was delighted to get 1st place and win the title of ‘MPA wedding photographer of the year – South East region’ my winning image will now go forward to the nationals held later in the year.
Having been shooting weddings for some 20 years it’s great to receive this recognition from Kevin Wilson who is such an icon in our industry and receive this title. As mentioned in my previous blog entries, this year I made a positive decision to enter awards and I’m thrilled its paying off.
For those not familar with the MPA (Master Photographers Association) this is the only photography organisation in the UK whose members are only full time professional photographers. You can read more about the MPA here at www.thempa.com
Here’s a photo of me receiving my award certificate from Kevin Wison: