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Southport photographer wins a series of awards

Southport wedding photographer celebrates winning six photography awards in a competition in London, his best victory to date.

At a national competition, the acclaimed Southport photographer once more takes home a series of awards, cementing his place as an all-time great.

Southport photographer wins a series of awards

At the most recent Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers competition in London, Matthew Rycraft, owner of Matthew Rycraft Wedding Photography & Rycraft Studios in Birkdale, won six awards.

Rycraft, who shoots weddings across the UK, as well as TV celebrities, walked away from the completion with 7 rosettes, along with an excellent commendation and even found himself finalist Wedding Photojournalism Photographer of the Year, for the second year running.

The image which found itself finalist, was taken of 4 children relaxing together just before the wedding ceremony. Capturing the page boys and flower girls naturally playing, Matthew waited 5 minutes for the perfect moment to develop.

Despite already being highly decorated for his work over the last fifteen years, Matthew said he was in awe of the talent around him during the competition.

Matthew said:

“It’s a real honour to have 6 images that the judges felt were of exceptional quality. Image are entered from photographers worldwide.

“Considering I entered 7 images and 6 were awarded, this is my best result to date. Especially being finalist second year running.

Matthew’s work won awards in the Wedding Day, Wedding Photojournalism categories, giving the Birkdale photographer another seven rosettes to take home with him. Making a grand total of 17 hanging in his studio.

Matthew edited, printed and mounted each of the winning images at his Birkdale studio.

Matthew continued:

“Having produced these images myself in my studio, to see that hard work pay off is very satisfying.

“It’s also a lovely achievement to know that my couples wedding photographs were so highly thought of, it’s a great moment for them also. It’s not often your wedding photograph wins an award.

“For me my true reward is seeing how happy and elated my couples are when I tell them the news.

“All of my winning images were on display at the London exhibition so they can inspire others and future photographers.

“It’s a real honour to be featured with some of the best international photographers there is.“

You can visit Matthew’s website here to find out more about the work he does.

Matthew Rycraft Photography is located at The Mews Wedding Centre, a Liverpool Wedding Photographer, Studio4, 15a Liverpool Road, Birkdale, PR8 4AS.

Matthew’s studio is open Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm, with evening consultations available by appointment. To make an appointment, or for any further information, call 01704 741111, email enquiries@matthewrycraft.co.uk

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