Being a typical Englishman, I’m usually somewhat reticent about singing my own praises. However, this piece of news means an awful lot, so thought I’d share it; I've received an award in the latest WPJA contest!
"The Wedding Photojournalist Association proudly recognizes (bless, they are based in America!) the accomplishments and creative excellence of Jonathan Brown. These achievements come with great merit considering the high level of competition that a member faces in the contests."
Wow…to say I’m pleased and chuffed would be an understatement! The WPJA quarterly contests are hotly contested by thousands of extremely creative wedding photographers from around the globe, so to be recognised amongst the top 20 in the world is pretty pleasing….see, there’s that English understatement again. ;-)
You can see the award winning photo here. Follow the link below and then click on ‘Contest Winning Photo’ link:
Wow, wow, wow!!! I’m incredibly excited to learn that, after vigorous vetting, I’ve been accepted as a member of the prestigious and internationally renowned Wedding Photojournalist Association. Membership is so tightly controlled that there are just 95 members throughout England and I’m the only one between County Durham and the Scottish Borders! I’m immensely honoured that the quality and style of my wedding photography has been recognised in this way.
The WPJA website explains that it “only accepts into membership gifted, honest wedding photojournalists who work tirelessly to deliver excellent photography to their clients.” They believe that they help couples find the best wedding photographers “by granting membership only to the most talented professional wedding photographers in the world--photographers who focus solely on using their documentary photography skills to capture ‘the moments’ of your wedding day.” The WPJA site is a great resource for couples planning their wedding photography - have a look at the Wedpix magazine for some great, real-life guidance on what a journalistic approach to wedding photography can give you.