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Martha Grieve named UK top 10 Newborn & Baby Photographer 2014

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.

UK top 10 Newborn & Baby Photographer 2014

Image courtesy of Rachel Foster Photography

 

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.

 

UK top 10 Newborn & Baby Photographer 2014

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

Celebrating the evening with my husband -Bob Grieve

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

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Martha Grieve Photography – UK top 10 Newborn & Baby Photographer 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Silver Awards

A quick update, last month I received two Silver Awards and a bronze for the images I submitted in the Guild of Photographers monthly photo competition. I have gained steady bronzes over the last few months but am thrilled to have reached the Silver level again. Two in one month, bonus!

As some of you may know, I took the challenge last year and managed to gain a ‘Photographers Bar’. Rather pleased.

click the link for blog on’Photographers Bar’

Every month entries are assessed and given points by a full panel of highly respected judges. At the end of the year, the points are added up to give you your final score.

This can take up hours of my time, choosing and editing images ready to be judged, not an easy task! This however continues to push me as a Photographer to continue to learn my craft. There are thousands of entries per month and only about 15-40 Silver and Golds are awarded on average monthly. So a great achievement to be amongst one one them.

Click here to see all the awarded images from the Guild of Photographers

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Bronze Award

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Wandsworth newborn Photographer | Caleb

Introducing little Caleb and big brother Aithen. Doesn’t he look so proud! I love capturing siblings together especially after the arrival of a newborn baby. It is so important to allow the older child to feel just as special when coming into photograph the new baby. This can be tricky as it takes a few hours to pose and photograph a little one. The room also needs to be super warm and calm. I like to focus on the sibling shot first, that way the older sibling can go off and enjoy the rest of morning without the pressure to perform again later in the morning.

Little Caleb was a star and pretty much slept through his entire newborn photo session. We enjoyed some natural Mummy & baby shots and if course the Daddy and baby shots.  Fantastic. Thank you so much for the opportunity to photograph your little ones and to capture these memories for you. A delightful session. Enjoy these photos from your “Wandsworth newborn Photographer’

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Baby Boy | Wandsworth newborn baby photographer

A short drive to Balham and had a lovely newborn photography session with little Finley, 12 days old. Gorgeous hair and beautiful long eye lashes. He adored the cuddles and extra attention but enjoyed his  long deep sleep as well. Perfect to capture these curly adorable poses. An absolute joy to work with. Enjoy these sneak peeks! 

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Newborn twin boys – Wandsworth Newborn baby Photographer

Such a lovely session with Leonard & Stanley. 4 weeks old already! I just love working with twins and especially capturing that special image of them together. They both decided that syncing sleep and feeds was not the agenda however I love the challenge and its all so worth it at the end! Such sweet boys. They both loved to stretch out, gorgeous! We had great company and lots of pairs of hands with both Grandmas there to help out and be part of this special day. Welcome to the world little ones and thank you for all those extra cuddles between shots. You are so very loved.

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Newborn twins | Wandsworth | Newborn Baby Photographer

Had fun with these two and the colour blue! Gorgeous 12 day old newborn twins. One perfect little little sleeper, his sister had other ideas! An absolute pleasure to photograph.

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