Awards

Finalist

A few months ago I received a delightful email from Kirsten who is the Founder and Editor of ‘Brides Without Borders’ wedding blog which she runs from the other side of the world to me, down under in Brisbane, Australia. The email went something like this… “I’m really thrilled to let you know that, of all the nominees you received the most votes, making you our May Finalist for the “BWB Image of the Year 2015”.” It is obviously always lovely to be recognised, but even more so when the audience is global and not just within the UK, specifically relating to the international weddings I carry out worldwide each year. A huge thanks to Kirsten for nominating me and to all the people who voted for my image of Fran & Sam getting married in beautiful Italy.

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regionalfinalist_3At the very end of 2015 I was once again delighted to be made a regional finalist, amongst several friends and fellow photographers, for ‘Best Wedding Photographer’ presented by the Wedding Industry Awards. This was the second year running I had entered the competition, and the second year I have made it to the regional finals. I love this award process because it’s not only judged by fellow photographers but also requires my couples to submit detailed reviews of the experience and lasting images they have from me. I will post some of those lovely comments soon!

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By far the most respected award I won in 2015, and the one that made me smile the most, has been that of a Fearless Photography Award from the judges at Fearless Photographers in their final collection of 2015, the image was one the I shot at a hugely fun wedding at Wasing Park near Reading, England in the Summer of 2015. You can view the winning image on my profile at Fearless Photographers. It is such a honour to have won this award in 2015 and I hope to add on to that in 2016.

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In October of 2015 I received a Select Award by the international wedding photography collective at ‘Wedding Photography Select‘ in round 18 of their international awards. I was delighted to be recognised in this way with a documentary image I shot earlier in the year at a wedding in Oxford. You can view the image on the Wedding Photography Select website, alongside others recognised in this collection.

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Barney Walters Regional Finalist The Wedding Industry Awards 2015

During 2014 I was nominated as ‘Best Photographer’ in the Wedding Industry Awards and subsequently received so much awesome feedback from my couples which resulted in me being included as a Regional Finalist for the South West of England for the 2015 awards process, alongside so much other talent from across the wedding industry here in the UK. You can read more about The Wedding Industry Awards and the reviews, thoughts & comments I received on my journal entry.

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Barney Walters Finalist in Professional Photographer of The Year 2012‘Professional Photographer Magazine’ run a competition each year for ‘Professional Photographer of the Year’, in the 2012 competition I was delighted to make the finalists for the awards and be featured in their digital magazine of finalist with one of my wedding images. The picture I entered and subsequently allowed me to reach the finalists stage was shot at a Wedding in Devon of several guests during the canapé hour, you can see the picture here on my journal. The pictures for the finalists are chosen by industry leaders in the photography world and therefore its phenomenal to be acknowledged by other photographers in this way.