For those of you who follow my blog, you will recall I put forward a submission for the qualification LSWPP last month. ( have a look at the images and notes here. ) The results are in, and all three independant adjudicators agree my submission is worthy, and recommended that I be awarded the qualification.
The answer in a word is, Trust.
There are around 250 photographers around South Yorkshire offering wedding photography. Some are Full Time professionals like myself with years of experience, some have recently just set up on their own from university or leaving a job. Many others are part time photographers still working a day job and making a bit of extra cash at the weekends.
There are 82 South Yorkshire photographers who are registered with the Society of Wedding and Portraiture.
Choosing any of these photographers will provide you with the peace of mind they take their photography seriously and should also be insured. ( Its always safest to ask. )
From the 82 South Yorkshire Photographers Registered Photographers there are just 12 of us who have achieved the LSWPP standard.
A Photographer who has achieved this level shows a high level of dedication, understanding, and ability in their craft, and are recognised as able to "produce images of excellence".
I am delighted I have achieved this status, and recognition, for my work. I am aware it doesn't end here, there is still a lot of learning to do, a lot of teaching to do, and a lot of weddings to photograph.
It would be a pleasure and an honour, to be trusted to photograph yours....