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The Fine Art Child Scoops more Awards

So pleased to have been awarded A GOLD and a Silver with the Independent Professional Photographers, A GOLD and a Highly Commended with The National Photographic Society and two Bronze with The Guild of Professional Photographers for these images this month.


The Fine Art Child Nottingham Photographer Scoops Awards

The Guild of Photographers put on an awards evening this Saturday just gone (7th February) to celebrate everyone’s achievements throughout 2015. I was lucky to be nominated for image of the Year, but I was completely amazed when I won it for my Fine Art image in the Child Genre and then when I didn’t expect any more my name was called out again. I WON the big one Photographer of the Year in the Newborn Category!!! It’s really not an easy award to achieve, I was runner up last year so I was overwhelmed and honoured to have achieved it this year over so many talented photographers.

You can see my newborn work over on my other website Sarah Wilkes Photography

Awards given:
* Newborn & Baby Photographer of the Year.
* Image of The year Winner - Child Genre
* International Top Ten Photographer Award (4th in the people category)
* The photographers bar - ( A unique distinction awarded to very few photographers) in 2 Genres for the 2nd year running - Now a lifetime member

Here is the image that won Image Of The Year and below me getting my awards (Images taken by the lovely Rachel Foster)


Nottingham Photographer Award

Very proud to have come home to this email!!!

Congratulations Sarah,
On behalf of the Guild of Photographers I am delighted to advise you that as a result of your consistently high standard entries into the Image of the Month Competition for the second year running you have reached the criteria for the 'Photographer's Bar - and furthermore you have done so in two genres'!
You may be interested to know that less than 100 photographers have achieved membership of the Bar in the 3 years since its inception which shows how difficult it is to achieve. To have done so twice is a rare achievement!
Below is a press release for your use ... please feel free to tweak it and either use it now or following receipt of your Award.

Once again, please accept our congratulations and we look forward to seeing you at the Awards Night!


Local photographer achieves national acclaim!

For the second year in succession, local photographer Sarah Wilkes has met the criteria to be a member of the 'Photographers Bar'.

Membership of the 'Photographers Bar' is a unique distinction awarded to those photographers who have successfully had images assessed by the Guild of Photographers over the course of a year and have attained a score that evidences an exceptional level of professional skill and consistency throughout that a full year.
The Guild of Photographers is a highly respected association for all photographers and it's competition attracts up to 1000 images for judging by an an expert Panel of Judges each month. Points are given to entries and these are then totalled at the end of the year. Those who reach the required threshold are then awarded membership of the 'Photographers Bar'.
That membership of the 'Photographers Bar' is a distinction that is very difficult to achieve - in fact less than 100 photographers have achieved it in the 3 years since its inception, during which time over 30,000 images will have been entered for assessment by photographers across the UK and from overseas.

Guild Director Lesley Thirsk said "I am delighted for Sarah as this is a great achievement! Submitting and having images assessed every month for a year and reaching the required standards to become a member of the Photographers Bar is very very demanding. It illustrates her commitment, skill and consistency. She should be very proud of what she has achieved!"

Children's Portraits

Children's Portraits

Happy New Year everyone!! I am very excited that I can now bring to you Child Fine Art.

Do you want something different that you can hang on your wall? Something with a WOW that not only will mean so much because it has the most precious thing in it........ YOUR child, but something that will be a talking point and envy of all your friends!

For older Children why not get a shoot for their birthday and make them feel so special! Can you imagine their smile every-time they see themselves look amazing up on the wall!