Baby Photographer of the Year Award

Over the past week I’ve spent a few days at the SWPP (Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers) convention. Karl and I went to the awards ceremony last night where I was shortlisted for ‘Baby Photographer of the Year’. Luckily the awards were presented in alphabetical order by category, so being shortlisted in the baby category meant I was put out of my misery quickly! I didn’t win it, but I didn’t mind losing to the exceptional photographer Michael Nunn who did.  I was just so delighted to be shortlisted and amongst all of the talented photographers who were there last night. It was also a real treat to get all dressed up….I don’t get to do it that often anymore! 

I went to some fantastic seminars and classes at the convention including one with the talented photographer, John Denton. The session was completely different to my usual style as it was with a fashion model and we played around with flash and video light. I normally use solely natural light as I love the effect and also it’s much more suitable when photographing children. 

However I loved learning new techniques and it’s a great thing to step out of your comfort zone every now and again! Here are some of the shots I captured with the model over the morning….as you can see not my normal style but I hope you like them!

I’m already had two shoots today and have a busy rest of the week (still catching up on the shoots that were rescheduled due to the snow!)…keep an eye on my blog later in the week to see some lovely images of the families from this week. 

Vicki Knights is a contemporary lifestyle photographer specialising in newborn, baby, children and family photography. Vicki is based in Surbiton and covers the whole of Surrey and South West London including the following areas: Kingston Upon Thames, Teddington, Hampton, Twickenham, Wimbledon, Wandsworth, Clapham, Earlsfield, Balham, Richmond, Putney, Barnes, Esher, Raynes Park, Thames Ditton and Cobham. She also covers East Sussex including Seaford, Eastbourne, Brighton, Hove, Alfriston and Lewes.

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