Made Portraits is a multi award winning studio in all fields of photography. I have been a member of the Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers (SWPP) since early to mid 2013 and I also joined the Guild of Photographers at the beginning of 2014.
By entering these competitions each month along with the National Photographic Society (The NPS), I really find that it keeps me motivated to create new and interesting images and to ensure my photography continues to evolve. I also find it’s a reassurance for anyone considering using Made Portraits that the studio really is at the top of its game. Whether you’re looking for your family portraits, a special boudoir shoot, a stunning wedding or any commercial photography, you can see that the quality of work produced is recognised by both clients and photographers alike.
I am really proud that I was shortlisted for Maternity Photographer of the year in 2013 by the SWPP. In 2014, I was shortlisted as Family Photographer of the Year and Wedding Photographer of the Year with the Guild of Photographers and in 2016, I have been shortlisted as Advertising Photographer of the Year 2015 by the SWPP. These are international societies so I really am incredibly proud of these achievements. I was also really proud to be a finalist with the Somerset Business Awards 2015 in their Marketing and Promotion category.
Please take a look through the Made Portraits Awarded images by visiting each of the years.
2018 was a year that I focused on creating images outside of the studio for personal growth. I wasn’t entering quite as many competitions but I still was striving to come out on top in some of the annual competitions. Even though I didn’t get the Photographer of the Year or Image of the Year title I wanted, I did win the Guild of Professional Photographers national print competition which was my biggest achievement yet.
By the end of April 2017, I had already broken my personal best for Gold Awards in a Year receiving my 5th which came from the NPS. I had started this year knowing that I had to better myself and so to achieve so much so quickly was really exciting. My other personal goal in 2017 is to come first for a Photographer of the Year title although that type of accolade is extremely difficult so watch this space.
For 2016, my goal was to achieve more Gold Awards in a year than I had managed previously. This was an extremely difficult target to set but with the introduction of Fine Art photography to the studio, I had my most successful year to date with 56 Awards in total which include an incredible 4 Golds!
In 2015, I took it a little easier than in 2014 with competitions and spent a lot of time looking at what I wanted to do moving forward. I achieved some photography qualifications that I had wanted to go for but also managed to take home 29 Awards which included 2 Golds. Quirky composites was a defining theme to my work this year and I was delighted at the success I had with it.
2014 was a huge year for me in the competitions achieving a staggering 67 Awards including 2 Golds. It was my first full year being able to submit and I also discovered the Guild of Photographers which brought a lot more opportunities. I was delighted with the results for 2014. It really cemented my love for entering the competitions regularly.
This was my first ever year entering the competitions and I was only looking to the SWPP for submitting work to. The success over the first few months was overwhelming anyway but the 2 Golds at the end of the year were really something special.