This year has certainly had its challenges, but as always I greatly appreciate each and every one of you who chooses me to capture your memories.
I’m so honoured to have won a crazy 132 awards this year! These include UK Outdoor Children's Photographer of the Year at the prestigious TNPS Awards, alongside runner up in the Overall UK Photographer of the Year category. (The Newborn and Portrait Show)
Other highlights include 6 magazine front covers and features in 18 publications. I was delighted to win Judges Choice and golds in the fiercely fought Focus Portrait Awards , numerous international Legacy Photography Awards, being a finalist in the The Northern Ireland Photography Convention NIPC awards, several awards with the international The Portrait Masters Awards, being placed third in the world in the international Birth and Beyond Awards and numerous awards in my first year with The Guild Of Photographers, alongside qualification success. I look forward to the outcome of the Founders Cup competition where I'm a finalist alongside some incredible photographers. I'm also excited to be a finalist for UK Small Business of the Year with the The Family Network UK LTD.
Thank you to all the judges and to all my gorgeous little models who turn my visions into reality. Thank you also to all the outdoor photographers who I have trained with over the years who have helped to inspire me to develop my own sense of style and storytelling. A particular thank you to Lisa McCormick Photography who was the first person to say 'you're an outdoor photographer'. This meant everything. Thank you also to Roberta Baneviciene Photography , Noelle Mirabella Photography, Djeirana Photography and CA Neil Photography who continue to help and guide me in my work.
And last, but by no means least thank you to my husband who always believed that I could do this even when I wasn't so sure. When I started photography my goal was to achieve Outdoor Photographer of the Year - dreams do come true if you work hard and believe. Thank you to all my clients who come back year after year, you make this possible.
So, thank you to everyone who continues to support my little business, it’s much appreciated and I can’t wait to capture more of your beautiful memories with you in 2023.
I leave you with a photo of my two lovelies who really didn't want their photo taken
Happy New Year, Karen x