Newborn Photographer of the Year!

Last week I was awarded the title of ‘Newborn Photographer of the Year!’ in the Master Photographer Association’s Regional Awards!

Sadly due to covid-19 I wasn’t able to be in amongst the central regions photographers’ to be awarded my trophies, but I have to say, the cheers that came across the zoom watch party were pretty amazing!

I entered the photographer awards with a series of newborn and maternity pictures, all of which have been shot by me in my home studio outside of Bishops Stortford, in the last 12 months. I achieved a whopping 2 merits, 5 finalist images (scoring 85 or above out of 100) and the ultimate Winner image of newborn baby polly and her Daddy!

The image which won is one of my favourites. Polly’s Dad came along for the newborn session when she was just 10 days old, but it was her Mummy who sprung it on him (and me!) that she’d love one of him bare chested with his tattoo’s on show. I was thrilled with the opportunity to create something different and I just love how it turned out! Parent portraits are among my favourite things to photograph within a newborn session – there’s just something so proud and protective in new parents, which comes across in the images. I love them!

But the awards didn’t stop there. The photographer across all categories, which scores the highest is then awarded ‘Photographer of the Year’, and with so many highly scoring images, that was me!! I honestly can’t believe it. There is so much talent in our industry and some of the images were truly amazing! To have won overall is huge to me and a week on, I still can’t believe it!!

Below are my award winning newborn baby and maternity images. I am excited for the National competition later in the year and hope that I can get back to doing what I love soon! In the mean time, I am still accepting bookings for late summer onwards, with the hope that I will be able to safely photograph your newborns again soon! Stay safe!

Love Rachel x

Newborn Photographer of the year

Newborn Photographer of the Year – Central Region

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