I am absolutely delighted to announce that we picked up two winning trophies at this years Scottish Master Photographer Awards including our second ‘Best Complete Portrait’ in a row !! We had a fantastic day at the Glynhill Hotel in Paisley with guest speakers Vinnie O’Byrne and Dutch Master, Henk Van Kooten. After two hugely entertaining and educations seminars it was onto the awards dinner.
We picked up an award of excellence for our black and white shot of Muti taken at the Summerlee Heritage centre. This image then also went onto win the Fashion and Glamour category
Then our images from the fashion shoot we had for the ‘Stanley Place’ label also picked up an Award of Excellence. These shots were taken at Ramilia’s Hair and Makeup salon on Bath Street (whisper it – one floor up from a photographers!!) This shot was the one I was most pleased with but which also went onto to form part of the ‘Complete Portrait’ award which was also won.
As well as winning two Awards we also scored highly with the judges for our wedding work. Two of my favourite weddings from 2012 (for very different reasons) picked up awards in the Complete Wedding category. Firstly Craig and Clairs wedding at Moorpark House which was great fun as I had shot the bestman and bridesmaids wedding the year before and they are a brilliant couple. Craig and Clair were absolutely brilliant on the day and I am delighted that their images were rewarded.
Then finally – Marianne and Johns wedding which gave me one of my favourite shots of the year (which I am disappointed to report – did nothing) However, as part of a Complete Wedding these shots were awarded and ‘Award of Excellence’ just missing out on the top spot. This wedding at Cameron House was a more intimate affair with the couple, close friends and family and possibly the most memorable character I met all year – Marianne’s Gandmother !
All in all a very happy evening with just one last shot to share – my big daft mug (left) receiving one of my trophies from Regional Chairman, Seppi Preston (right)