May 09

Master Photographer Association Yorkshire Region Annual Print Awards 2018

By Ray Dixon

Recently Julie & I entered our Yorkshire Region Master Photographers Association (MPA) Annual Print Competition 2018. 

This is our chance to enter some of the past years images into various categories e.g. Portraiture, Landscape/Travel, Weddings & Commercial. We don't enter into the competition lightly, firstly we are going up against other professional photographers, who've been established for a lot longer than us within the Yorkshire region MPA. Secondly you have to pay for every entry!!!

Round One: consisted of digital entries being entered for judging. The judging was carried out by non other than our MPA President Richard Bradbury, Fellow Master Photographer Association (FMPA). From this we had 12 entries that went through to the second round 🙂 

Second Round: We then have to submit the digital images as prints. After another round of judging, then came the awards night...

We had a super night, great to catch up with other regional photographers. Blown away!! That out of all our 12 entries each one received an award, more so two images won their category!!

Thank you to all the MPA regional staff, and Richard Bradbury for giving up his time to judge the competition.

Here are our images: 


Under 5's Portrait & Landscape/Travel

Highly Commended

Under 5's Portrait, Landscape/Travel, Pets, Wedding Reportage


Under 5's Portrait


Classical Portrait, Under 5's Portrait, Architecture, Wildlife    

A big thank you to all involved with the above images. Now looking forward to the Nationals (fingers crossed).

Thank you Ray & Julie (Award Winning Photographers) xx

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Mar 16

Wedding Photography Blog

By Ray Dixon

Nicola & Paul's Wedding

Here are a selection of images we captured for Nicky & Paul's wedding held at Edinburgh Castle, followed by their reception at

The Kitchin (Tom Kitchin's restaurant in Leigth). 

Let the day begin...

Bridal prep at the Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh -The Caledonian

Nicola was looking truly radiant, with Olivia attending to her every need. Make up was from Sarah Baldwin (Sarah E Baldwin - Professional Make-Up), and hair by Gail Rankin International / Bespoke Wedding Hair.

Nicola's beautiful wedding dress was from Andrea Bambridge, with bespoke gown from Eliza Jane Howell. We think you'll agree truly stunning...

Let's see how Paul and the lads are getting on...

The groom and groomsmen were not harmed during the taking of the photograph below 😉 

Time to get a quick drink before heading off to Edinburgh Castle. The Devil's Advocate here we come...

Paul and guests arrive at the castle.

Nicola and Olivia are about to leave the Waldorf, but not without a quick photo with the head concierge... Nicola and Olivia holding their stunning flowers from Petals by the shore - Leigth. 

Paul is now waiting for Nicola in St Margarets Chapel...

Here comes the bride. Piped in by a lone piper..

A beautiful intermit ceremony in St Margaret's chapel, built around 1130 making the chapel Edinburgh's oldest building. Followed by champagne and canapés in the Queen Anne ante room. 

After leaving Edinburgh Castle. Seeing the Scottish weather was being so kind, we had a quick stop by Princess Street Gardens...

Finally on to the reception held at The Kitchin in Leigth, Chef Tom Kitchin's Michelin Star Restaurant. Even better the main man was in...

Congratulations Mr & Mrs Jensen, we loved capturing your memories.

Special thanks go out to all friends and family for making us feel so welcome, Lawerence Scott for his help and being a great friend.

Finally Nicola and Paul for entrusting us to capture their vision of everything they planned for their wedding day.

Lots of love

Ray & Julie xx

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