Winner! 2013 BIPP Contemporary Wedding Photographer of the Year for the Yorkshire Region

I've been a member of the BIPP for the past 4 years now, and have entered the print competitions in the past. I have picked up a couple of merits along the way along with some very useful feedback. But last night was a bit different, it proved to be third time lucky for me with this picture of the stunning Philippa...


BIPP Contemporary Wedding Photographer of the Year


I won the coveted title of the 2013 BIPP Contemporary Wedding Photographer of the Year for the Yorkshire Region. It was taken in the old Garden Room of Kingston Bagpuize House, this was certainly an image I loved the moment I looked down at the camera and I am so glad the judges recognised it, we had a wonderful day and you can still see more images from Philippa & Mark's wedding on the blog.


I was also very close to winning the overall Social Photographer of the Year with this picture, and I now think I know what it must be like for reality TV stars waiting to hear if they have one, as the judges made us wait and wait. I was so close, but the other image was so amazing in a totally different way I can see why it got the prize.


But that wasn't all, I also got 3 merits in the same category for some of my favourite images from last year...


BIPP Contemporary Wedding Photographer of the Year


This image of JoJo has to be one of my personal favourites, her pose is amazing and I love everything about it!


BIPP Contemporary Wedding Photographer of the Year


I'm really happy with this picture of Amie & Eoin, you need to see it printed MASSIVE to get the real idea about it.




This picture of Adrienne was so nearly the winner, the judges made lots of nice comments about it. I would have been happy for any of these pictures to win, I love them all.


I really need to thank Stewart at Folio Albums for his help getting the best out of the prints. They were printed on the same paper using the same process as they would be in a real life Folio Album, so I can now safely say that if you order a Folio Album from me it will have this same Award Winning print quality. The judges made several comments on the quality of the prints, and I can see why. Folio's printing is second to none in my opinion, they pull out a level of detail that is really hard to obtain in fine art prints and they just sit so nicely on the paper. Just brilliant !!! I am hoping soon my couples will be able to order prints with this exact same quality, watch this space!!!






  1. Annemarie King

    It was such a pleasure to be sitting right next to you and see you scoop your first big BIPP win. The first of many I am sure. An amazing achievement and to be awarded 3 merits too – fantastic!

  2. Karli Harrison

    Fantastic! Massive congrats, Cris, very well deserved! 🙂

  3. Hazel du Preez

    Cris, amazing news – although not too surprising as your work is amazing. Much congratulations!

  4. Carrie

    Congrats Cris – amazing work – worth all that hard work when you get recognised like this! Celebration time! x

  5. Chris Smith

    Good work! You have a fantastic eye for light so well deserved.

  6. HayleyRuth

    CONGRATULATIONS!!! It’s always been a favourite image of yours for me:) Much deserved! x

  7. Justin Parker

    Congratulations Cris some stunning shots as usual.

  8. Hayley Foster

    Simply stunning images and a well deserved award for a top chap X

  9. Peter Lawson

    Congrats dude! You so deserve it 🙂

  10. Ozzie Malik

    Cris, great images and congratulations on your awards esp Contemporary Wedding Photographer of the year

  11. Riki

    Good on ya cris… Far cry from those old bt days keep doing what your doing riki


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