I was the WPJA's top placed "UK" Wedding Photographer in the 2009 competition and the first ever UK photographer to finish in the top three of the WPJA's International Photographer of the Year competition in that same year.
My ethos is to document weddings by simply observing and anticipating moments as they happen throughout the day and to deliver an honest and emotive narrative. This approach enables my couples and their guests to get on and enjoy the wedding without worrying about the photography taking over.
Based out of Loughborough, Leicestershire, I'm ideally placed to shoot weddings all over the UK.
Award Winning Photos
The Wedding Photojournalist Association proudly recognizes the accomplishments and creative excellence of Ian. The following awards have been earned by Ian from the WPJA. These achievements come with great merit considering the high level of competition that a member faces in the contests.
The groom's expression IS the photo, with all the ceremony going on around him. Makes me wonder what he is thinking at that very moment.
The lack of emotion at left and right in this photos lead us to his tears. Their solemnity act as partner to his transparency and prompt us to a shared reverence. Thus, the image leads us to respect for the moment.
As my mother used to say in her thick Texas accent, “Bless her little heart” this child presses against an immense door - a gateway stronger than glass, one forged of the powerful moment of love and singularity on a perfect wedding day. But, ohhh so much more to be had, once they open the door to that beckoning child.
Lots to look at with the reflections here. There's a lot of potential in transportation and I wish more people would look for these pictures and enter them.
A beautiful moment and someone listening. So many times we concentrate on those talking.
Love this. Photographer was obviously ready and was able to get a great photo.
This is an unexpected and strange image (what's with all those clocks?). The groom's smile and the couple's embrace provide a compelling contrast with the apparent disinterest of the woman and child in the background, as well as the folded arms of the seated woman. Not your predictable first dance ... ,
A time capsule, the multiple clocks set the tone of time. A charming photo that uses creative composition to move the eyes through the frame to the point of focus, the elated couple. ,
Terrific storytelling image. I can tell the photographer was prepared for anything. They responded quickly and executed it beautifully.
Love the cinematic feeling of this photograph! The wedding couple is swept up in the moment of the kiss and the reaction of the bridesmaids is priceless. The light highlighting the bride’s veil and the attendees also adds a nice feeling to this image that is filled with love.
Great reflection and solid composition.
Beautiful and well balance with the light.
A little Hitchcock with the photographer’s reflection there too but the feel and tone of this makes the bride beautiful and says a lot about the setting, too.
Timeless. Nice job.
There's no laugh out loud joke here; the picture instead captures the quiet humor of kids being kids. The picture, indeed, is rather elegant while at the same time amusing.
The photographer searched for something different and found it and then added a good eye for composition to make a prize winner.
I just love the color here from the golden, late-day sun. This is a great example of pre-visualization - of positioning the frame and waiting for the action. Most winning photos could have also done well in other categories; this one would have also been a winner in Scene Setter.
The photographer has keen eye to see this happening and get into position to include the flowers in the shot. Very nice.
Nice composition between the foreground and the background elements. It shows those little details that are often forgotten, but make up the uniqueness of the day.
The nice light and tight view of the hands holding the champagne and glasses make this a stunning photograph.
Nice composition. You build the feeling of anticipation by standing behind the gentlemen with the glasses.
This was a clear favorite. It had a timeless quality, classic in nature. It had a strong sense of intimacy due to it's framing. The body language of the man on the right was captivating. The nature of the body language of the woman conveyed a wisdom that was comforting. This photograph seemed to cross time and could have been made in 1950 or just yesterday.
Great use of framing in this image. You are led quickly into the nervous groom. A nice 'behind the scenes' image.
Two halves make a whole. Good that the photographer backed off to show us both rooms.
Wedding Photography Packages
Journée complète : des préparatifs à la découpe du gâteau.