With everything going on in the world, and with family and work life being super busy, I almost didn't enter anything into The International Portrait Masters image competition this time around. However, literally at the 11th hour before the deadline I grabbed three recent favourite images and entered them.
All three images received a bronze award, which I was delighted with. There were more than 8,000 images entered internationally and the standard of the images is incredible. I feel very proud that my every day work sits alongside, and compares favourably, with the work of these talented international photographers.
My awarded images, and a little bit of info about each of them, are below. I hope you like them too!
I took this self portrait to celebrate my last day as a 40 year old. I had intended to take it to celebrate turning 40...... but my 40th birthday celebrations were cancelled due to being in level 4 lockdown! I can't tell you how much lovely feedback I've had from friends and family about this image and I really want other women to have this experience. I have created a new offering of Heirloom Portraits that is all about creating the images of you and your loved ones that you will pass down to the next generation, it's about setting aside some time for yourself to do something special, to have some fun and to create portraits that you love and are proud to share. You can check out more about my heirloom portraits HERE. If you are an entrepreneur you might also like to look at my branding and headshot offering HERE.
This is a simple pose that shows your baby to perfection. I create a variation of this image in almost every newborn baby session I photograph. I think it's a timeless image that you will love as much in 20 years as you do today.
This image might look like the baby girl is hanging, but she is posed safety and securely on a bean bag. I love this style of image. I love its simplicity and tones, with the beautiful baby girl taking centre stage. It also remind me of times gone by when the midwives used a similar technique to weight new babies.
You can find more of my award winning images HERE.