Its been 6 months since I’ve blogged, a busy busy time moving house then straight into my favourite season of the year , ‘playgroup and nursery season’ , during which I have photographed in excess of 500 children one by one. 

Now that Christmas is upon us so rapidly, the focus has been heavily on ensuring all those orders are completed and delivered, so it has been very much a case of nose to the grindstone, and will be for the next 2 weeks as well. 

However, in the midst of this busy time, I received the fantastic news that an image I entered into the BIPP South West Awards for 2013, won the Portrait Category. Thoroughly delighted is an understatement! 

The winning image was one from a series that  I took of a beautiful little lady last year in the stunning Berkeley Castle. These images have since contributed to my qualifications with the BIPP, which then resulted in me receiving the once in a lifetime “Highly Commended” in Peter Grugeon Award for Best Associateship.

However, this particular image I had kept back, maybe because it was always my favourite. I just always felt it had real strength on its own. 

Yesterday, I was absolutely delighted to be visited at my studio by the president of the BIPP , Roy Meiklejon FBIPP , who I was able to show my winning image to and I was very honoured to be congratulated by him in person. 

Very many thanks Roy for your time , and also to Paul Athey of The Lemon House Photography  for at very short notice popping in to take some photographs for me , a lovely memento of winning something a couple of years ago I only dreamt of. 

And of course endless thank you’s to Miss Freya Ryland.  A timeless beauty. 

Discussing my work with Roy Meiklejon FBIPP , President of BIPP.  Image copyright of Paul Athey of The Lemon House Photography
Miss Ryland . Winning Image of The Portrait Category, BIPP South West Awards 2013.
Image Copyright of Rebecca Northway ABIPP .