INTERNATIONAL TOP 10 PHOTOGRAPHER AWARD 2014 -WITH THE UK GUILD OF PHOTOGRAPHERS
4TH – NEWBORN & BABY CATEGORY
What an absolutely fantastic evening at the annual awards evening with the UK Guild of Photographers in Crewe last weekend. I was so thrilled to be awarded 4th place in the Newborn & Baby category, Top 10 Photographer award 2014. With so many incredibly talented photographers in the running, I was delighted that my determination and consistency paid off in the end.
A little bit of background on the award… The competition is a culmination of a year’s worth of monthly entries (3 maximum images per month) with scores tallied up to determine who wins one of the top ten photography awards in each category . Over 10,000 images were entered by photographers from all over the UK and Europe.
I have been fortunate to meet so many amazing and gifted photographers along the way, many of whom have become lovely friends. It was so special to have shared the evening with them and to have celebrated our achievements together. A big thank you to Nina Mace, Sam Hayward, Mark Lynham, Rebecca Spencer and Sally Masson, to name a few.
I’d especially like to acknowledge Stephanie Belton, who has been my mentor over the last 6 months. I owe so much to Stephanie for her guidance and encouragement, which has really helped me shape my skills and form an effective business model.
Steve Thirsk, the director of the Guild of Photographers says he is “both proud and delighted that Martha Grieve has achieved this recognition after 12 months of submitting the highest quality of images. The Guild has very demanding standards when judging photographic competitions. The judging is undertaken by a panel of internationally recognised experts from a variety of photographic backgrounds, so Martha Grieve should be delighted with her extraordinary achievement!”
UK top 10 Newborn & Baby Photographer 2014
It has been an absolute pleasure working in and around London, capturing these beautiful images and meeting such amazing families. I love the fact I can offer a service that caters for new parents in the comfort of their own homes. I work solely on location to create these naturally-styled posed images, thus offering the bare minimum of stress and hassle for my clients.
I am a proud member of Banpas, an association whose members are amongst the UK’s leading baby and newborn photographers. They promote safe working practises and are dedicated to ensuring that safety and comfort takes priory whilst creating these pieces of art (a very important attribute to consider when choosing your newborn baby photographer).
My most sincere gratitude also extends to all of my clients and casting call models who have allowed these images to be considered for competition.
Below are a few of my favourite award winning images from 2014
Martha Grieve Photography – UK top 10 Newborn & Baby Photographer 2014