I’m am delighted to have been awarded another Photographers Keeping It Real award.
Photographers Keeping It Real is a community of documentary wedding photographers. There are 4 awards held throughout the year awarding excellence in the art of documentary photography. All images must be real moments with no direction or interference from the photographer.
There are lots of awards around these days in the wedding industry and a lot of them are based on people asking their clients to vote for them. I like the PKIR awards and others such as This Is Reportage (see my winning This Is Reportage award further down the page) as the images are judged by other wedding photographers who are established experts in the field of documentary photography. They see the images anonymously and only around 3-5% of images are awarded in each round of judging.
I am delighted this image caught the eye of the judges for the 2019 winter awards. I took this image at Ellie & Jamie’s wedding in September last year. When there’s spare confetti in a box there’s only one thing that’s going to happen!
I’ll be doing a blog post on this fantastic Walton Hall wedding soon.
These are my two previous awards for documentary photography, one from the 2018 autumn awards of Photographers Keeping It Real and the other from This Is Reportage’s collection four. This Is Reportage are a similar group to Photographers Keeping It Real and like PKIR only around 3-5% of images are awarded each round and there are always hundreds of images entered. These images were both taken at wedding in May 2018. I was helping Paul Rogers shoot a large Jewish wedding in Oxfordshire and captured these images during the traditional dancing, just before the Hora. I love these images, the shoes is a nice detail shot which tells you a lot about the wedding in one image. The 2nd is a great action shot of the sheet toss. Thanks to Paul for having me along and to Louise Perry Weddings for organising such a fantastic day.