I received an email the other day saying "You’ve Been Selected: SLR Lounge’s Top 100 UK Wedding Photographers!"
Best Wedding Photographer UK
At first when reading the subject I thought it was a spammy email about to ask me for my bank account details! However, as I read on I was thrilled to find out that I had indeed been selected for this years list of top 100 wedding photographers.
I constantly strive to push myself in my craft and within business and to be recognised is just the icing on the cake!
My job is enough of an award
My job is incredible, I am privileged to capture beautiful moments for some of the most lovely, exciting and fun humans I have ever met! People trust me enough to let me into one of the most intimate parts of their lives and I love being able to use the skills I have honed to capture it. This means me concentrate on capturing the most natural unposed moments, real moments! This are the ones that will last a lifetime and ones that will make you remember how you felt!
Last year I also won another Fearless award for the photo above. Fearless awards are easily one of the hardest awards to achieve. The standard held by the judges is the best in the industry for natural unposed documentary wedding photography. I have also won 3 other Fearless awards in the past couple of years. I enjoy entering awards because it makes you consider what you are producing and I think it helps you stop and take stock of your art and where you could improve.
I currently hold 7 Ninedots awards 5 of which are from the last 12 months (one is below this text). Ninedots is an organisation set up within the wedding photography industry to help raise the standard of wedding photography throughout the UK.
The Most Rewarding Accolades
By far one of the most satisfying moments is when I get feedback from my clients! This trumps any award! Knowing that my clients are happy with what I have created for them is what it is all about. I create the photos for you to have over your lifetime. I want you to feel the same way about your photos in 30 years as you do the first time you saw them. That is why I do this job.
Don't just take it from me here is what my previous clients said:
We would like to also say just how lovely it’s been to have someone you can have a good conversation with and keep you calm whilst not feeling that awkwardness you can get meeting new people that you are letting in to be a part of such a special day. Thank you for always being so humble and like a friend to us.
Future brides... He will keep you calm when you feel sick and is also a great help when you and your maid of honour cannot put your own bracelet on! Thank you for everything you have done for us Lloyd, you're amazing! Lauren and Shane
Lloyd went out of his way to encapsulate our day in the most extraordinary light. He made us both feel at ease and truthfully, on the day became invisible yet somehow captured the most amazing moments that we will treasure for our lifetime. 18 months on and we still get fantastic comments on how great our wedding looked, and that's because Lloyd was able to represent it on camera just as it really was on the day. Thanks so much Lloyd! Abbie and Elliot
Choosing a photographer felt a very daunting task until Lloyd was recommended to us! Straight away we felt at ease & Lloyd totally embraced the theme we had in mind for the wedding. Lloyd is very personable & tailors his services to each couple. The first meet to discuss our ideas for the wedding was a lovely touch. Lloyd embraced our theme and had the most creative ideas! We loved his documentary style of photography. On the day he was just perfect! He worked so well with a second photographer and every moment was captured! At times I didn’t even notice him and was worried key moments may not have been caught. I couldn’t have been more wrong - he captured every moment and more!! He even went with our quirky take on group shots! Lloyd stayed on into the evening to get some great Party shots & was with us from early on to capture us getting ready! Lloyd is friendly, professional, caring, passionate and creative. We couldn’t have asked for a better photographer. We have had so many compliments on our wedding photos. They capture us as a couple, the theme of the day & the many magical moments that occurred during the day. Each picture brings back an amazing memory that we will treasure forever! I cannot recommend Lloyd enough. Thank you for giving us pictures we will treasure forever! Tara and Mat