International Newborn Photographer of the Year!

I am so proud to announce that on Saturday night (22nd January) I was awarded the Title of International Newborn Photgrapher of the Year with the Master Photographer Association!

Words can’t describe how happy I am. The awards opened back in August and I submitted 15 beautiful portraits in the hopes that at least some would make it through. In September I recieved notification that 10 of these had made it through to the print round. Then in December I learned that all 10 of those had recieved a merit and gone through to the finals!

The Winning Image….

The winning image was selected from thousands of entries into the prestigious Master Photographer International Awards and was announced virtually. Initial plans for an incredible awards ceremony in London were put on hold thanks to rising Covid concerns, so the MPA (Master Photographer Association) took the decision to hold them online with a select number of winners receiving their award in person with surprise visits from their company Directors.

The image which won, features a beautiful baby boy, just 9 days old within a tailor-made set up of Autumn leaves around a leaf shaped bowl. The judges commented on it’s beautiful tones and use of props to create a timeless and stunning portrait of a newborn baby.

The whole family were watching with me and we were literally jumping in the air when we saw my images appearing on screen as a finalist! As my name was announced as the Newborn Category Winner, the doorbell rang and I was over the moon to see the MPA chairman Ray Lowe and MPA Director and fellow photographer, Ian Boichat standing there with my trophy!

“We were keen to find a way to make it extra special” comments Ian, “which is why we arranged to present the trophies to some of the UK winners in person. I’ve always been a fan of Rachel’s photography, which only seems to get better every year and this win is testament to her hard work.”

I’m really proud of not just this image, but all the ones which I entered. Each shoot is unique and tailormade for every client according to their taste, with a little sprinkling of creative magic from me! This award means so much to me in recognition of all the hard work and effort, which goes into every shoot.

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This image was created using lighting from Profoto, Nikon Equipment and props from various vendors including Baby Prop Shop