Master Photographers Association Scottish Region Awards 2012

Wedding and Portrait Photography Scotland – More Awards for Alan Hutchison Photography

This past month we’ve been honoured to pick up some more major awards for our Wedding and Portrait Photography.

Firstly, I received notification from the Artistic Guild of the Wedding Photojournalists Association (AG|WPJA.com), that I had received a Third Place Award in the “Emotion” Category in their latest Quarterly competition.

The AGWPJA competitions are held quarterly and entries are received from all over the World, and the standard is always extremely high, so I was absolutely delighted.

The winning image was from Gemma and Colin Fleming’s Wedding at Balbirnie house in Fife.

Wedding Photography Scotland - Alan Hutchison Photography - Balbirnie house

The Judges commented “The emotions displayed by the bride can easily be felt. Usually there is a smile or a serious look. Here, however, you can feel the pounding of her heart and her struggle to keep herself from breaking into tears.”

Our second set of awards was at the Annual Scottish Region Awards for the Master Photographers Association. This is the highlight of the year for Professional Photographers in Scotland, and last year, as a new member of the Association, I could only enter into the “Most Promising” categories, which is reserved for members of two years or less.

This year, having become a fully qualified member of the MPA, I was able to enter into any category, so it was time to play “with the big boys” so to speak.

Whilst I was confident in my work, my objective was to come away with one Merit Award, and when I saw the standard of entries, I thought that I would be very lucky to come away with anything.

However, luck was with me on the night, and I came away with Five Awards – Three Merit Awards and Two Awards of Excellence, so I was absolutely delighted.

Here are the award winning images and the categories they were awarded in:-

MPA Scotland - Award of Excellence - Fashion and Glamour CategoryAward of Excellence – Fashion and Glamour
MPA Scotland - Award of Excellence - Reportage Wedding CategoryAward of Excellence – Reportage Wedding
MPA Scotland - Merit Award - Contemporary Portrait CategoryMerit Award – Contemporary Portrait
MPA Scotland - Merit Award - Contemporary Portrait CategoryMerit Award – Contemporary Portrait
MPA Scotland - Merit Award - Complete Portrait CategoryMerit Award – Complete Portrait Session

I think we were at a lucky table mind you,  our fellow colleagues John Baikie and Lenny Smith also came away with an armful of awards.

It was a fabulous night, and it is always fantastic to be recognised by your peers in the industry – but without our clients, we would have nothing – so a huge thank you to every one of you past, present and future.

A special shout out of course to those of you featured in the images above – Gemma and Colin Fleming, Rebecca Pollock, Debbie and Derek Speckamp, Ramsay Young and Robbie Leeson.

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  • Albert Palmer06/04/2012 - 8:34 pm

    Wow – I particularly love that first one. A very powerful image.

  • Leah Kua07/04/2012 - 1:16 am

    Oh Alan, they are all stunning, but I am completely captivated by the fashion image. It’s hauntingly beautiful. Well done!!

  • Sara07/04/2012 - 7:01 am

    That fashion photo is so striking! Well done and Congrats!

  • Sachin Khona09/04/2012 - 7:26 pm

    Congratulations Alan!

  • Derek20/04/2012 - 5:40 pm

    Awesome work Alan!

  • Gemma25/07/2012 - 10:55 pm

    These awards are amazing Alan and truly deserved. The emotion shot is my personal favourite ;-) Huge congratulations to you and Morag.

  • Alan25/07/2012 - 11:46 pm

    Cheers Gemma. P.S. we saw you on the telly during Wimbledon :-)

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