The Best Wedding Photographers In The UK


These days, everyone is an ‘Award Winning Wedding Photographer’! A whole industry of website directories and awards has sprung up, where as long as you pay the subscription fee, you’ll be featured. But there’s still a handful of sites and awards that do honour the best wedding photographers around, and those are the ones that I enter. Competition is tough – you’re entering images against thousands of wedding photographers from all over the world. So it’s a big deal if you’re fortunate enough to have an image or two good enough to be recognised as being one of the best in that category.

High Quality Wedding Photography

The organisations that I admire and respect in the industry, are those who’s directories list the highest calibre of photographer. They usually have a selection process, to ensure that only the best photographers are admitted, making the competition very fierce indeed. They can be a superb resource for engaged couples looking to get a better short list and find the best wedding photographers in the UK.

The Best In Documentary Wedding Photography

The images I enter are all documentary wedding photography – it’s what I specialise in, and why my clients book me. Although posed portraits with stunning backgrounds and lighting will often do much better in these awards, that’s not what I typically produce from weddings, and not what my typical client wants. They want superb and honest, truthful representations of their wedding day and their family and friends, not a fashion photoshoot. So it’s contests like the Fearless Awards, and the WPJA (Wedding Photojournalist Association) whose awards I value.

Here’s a selection of posts highlighting some of the awards I’ve gained from these organisations recently.

Best Cambridgeshire wedding photography in a garden

Best Cambridgeshire Wedding Photography

Best Cambridgeshire Wedding Photography I was delighted to have this photo selected for one of five Wedding Photojournalist Association Spotlight awards I received this Spring. The WPJA is different to most organisations issuing wedding photography awards, in that it is not judged by wedding photographers. From the WPJA website – “WPJA contest judges have been recognized…

Best Wedding Photography Autumn 2019

Best Wedding Photography Autumn 2019 I had a super couple of emails come in today whilst editing the last of the Summer weddings. I was delighted to learn that six of my photos have picked up awards in the latest wedding photography contests from the Wedding Photojournalist Association and This is Reportage. As the names…

Best Wedding Photography - WPJA 2019 v01

Best Wedding Photography – WPJA 2019 v01

Best Wedding Photography – WPJA 2019 v01 The Wedding Photojournalist Association 2019 contest has just started, with the winners of the first of 20 rounds being announced. I was delighted to learn I had two photos in these awards. Starting with this emotional capture of Heather and her grandmother embracing before the wedding ceremony form…