What a Year for Wedding Awards!

Gloucestershire and Cotswolds Wedding Photography

2020 has been an ‘interesting’ year for those of us working in the wedding industry.

Its an industry I love dearly and an industry where I consistently go the extra mile for my Clients to help ensure that they have the best day ever!

So many weddings have been cancelled or postponed however some did go ahead and they were utterly magical.

And in amongst all of the upheaval, joy, sadness, worry, and tears there were some magical moments away from the weddings I photographed too.

National Competitions

As many of you know who read my blog and social media regularly, I enter National Photography Competitions with my wedding images. Competition is tough and the judging is even tougher. Judged on national criteria by some of the best photographers in the photographic industry, they have been trained on what to look for and how to award score.

For the Weddings category the images have to be taken at a ‘live’ wedding or civil partnership, ie on the day the register is signed. They can be ‘documentary’ or ‘classical’ in style, but any images involving a model, pre-wedding or ‘trash the dress’ type shoots are excluded and should not be entered into this category.

As everyone who has ever been to a wedding knows; time is tight!

Q: So what do the Judges look for?

A: An awful lot!

The judges have set criteria to consider which is based on the facts of photography being a combination of art and science. Here’s the list the work from:

1. Impact

2. Presentation

3. Technical Excellence

4. Lighting

5. Technique

6. Creativity

7. Story Telling

8. Subject Matter

9. Colour Balance

10. Composition

11. Centre of Interest

12. Style

All the components above must work together to create ‘one’. The strongest submissions are cohesive and evidence consistency in all areas.

Yes that’s a lot to think about when you have moments to spare at a wedding!

But somehow I’ve done it and here are some of the Award Winning Wedding Images for 2020…

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Danni on her Wedding Day at Glenfall House
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Meg & Alex on their Wedding Day at Huntstile Organic Farm
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Claire on her Wedding Day at Manor By The Lake
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Debs & Chris on their Wedding Day at Manor By The Lake
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Lyndsay on her Wedding Day at The Slaughters Manor House
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Debs & Chris – Wedding Day at Manor By The Lake
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Lyndsay & Alex’s Wedding Day at The Slaughters Manor House
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Meg & Alex on their Wedding Day at Huntstile Organic Farm
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Meg & Alex on their Wedding Day at Huntstile Organic Farm
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Claire & Tony on their Wedding Day at Manor By The Lake
Natalie & Ranald on their Wedding Day in Tanworth in Arden
Gloucestershire and Cotswolds Wedding Photography
Natalie & Ranald on their Wedding Day in Tanworth in Arden
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Becky on her Wedding Day at Eastington Park
Gloucestershire and Cotswolds Wedding Photography
Shelly & Mark on their Wedding Day in Cheltenham
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Sophie & Ben on their Wedding Day at Eastington Park
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Christie & Alex on their Wedding Day at Manor By The Lake
Gloucestershire and Cotswolds Wedding Photography
Gloucestershire and Cotswolds Wedding Photography
Gloucestershire and Cotswolds Wedding Photography
Debs & Chris on their Wedding Day at Manor By The Lake
Gloucestershire and Cotswolds Wedding Photography
Christie & Alex on their Wedding Day at Manor By The Lake
Gloucestershire and Cotswolds Wedding Photography
Debs & Chris on their Wedding Day at Manor By The Lake
Gloucestershire and Cotswolds Wedding Photography
Christie & Alex on their Wedding Day at Manor By The Lake
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Sia & Joe on their Wedding Day – The Cotswolds
Gloucestershire and Cotswolds Wedding Photography
Christie & Alex on their Wedding Day at Manor By The Lake
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The Wedding Day of Jan & Adrian – The Slaughters Country Inn
Gloucestershire and Cotswolds Wedding Photography
Danni & Ralph on their Wedding Day at Glenfall House
Gloucestershire and Cotswolds Wedding Photography
Lyndsay & Alex on their Wedding Day at The Slaughters Manor House
Gloucestershire and Cotswolds Wedding Photography
Sarah and her Parents on her Wedding Day – The Cotswolds
Gloucestershire and Cotswolds Wedding Photography
Sia & Joe on their Wedding Day – The Cotswolds
Gloucestershire and Cotswolds Wedding Photography
Debs & Chris on their Wedding Day at Manor By The Lake
Gloucestershire and Cotswolds Wedding Photography
Lyndsay & Alex on their Wedding Day at The Slaughters Manor House
Gloucestershire and Cotswolds Wedding Photography
Danni & Ralph on their Wedding Day at Glenfall House
Gloucestershire and Cotswolds Wedding Photography
Danni on her Wedding Day at Glenfall House
Gloucestershire and Cotswolds Wedding Photography
Claire & Tony on their Wedding Day at Manor By The Lake
Gloucestershire and Cotswolds Wedding Photography
Amanda & Andy on their Wedding Day at Lords of the Manor
Gloucestershire and Cotswolds Wedding Photography
Meg & Alex on their Wedding Day at Huntstile Organic Farm
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