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Award winning street photographer DArren Lehane

Award-Winning Street Photographer

Award-Winning Street Photography Wedding Photographer Yes, it’s now officially announced…I’m one of the winners of the International Street Photography 2016 competition – run by PDN in conjunction with publishers Acuity Press. As a result of being one of the winners I will be featured in a book curated and published by renowned photography historian and curator Mr Colin Westerbeck. To be chosen by Westerbeck, including other judges such as the legend that is Alex Webb, is extremely flattering and humbling. The Creative Engine That Drives My Documentary Wedding Photography As I’ve often said, my passion for candid street photography is very much the creative engine that informs and drives my natural documentary approach to wedding photography.  To be awarded by such legends, not just in street and documentary photography, but photography as a whole, demonstrates how seriously I take my work. Lots of photographers talk about passion – but few actually demonstrate it. For me, passion is an action, not a word. It’s taken my well over a decade of going out on the streets, …

Highdown Vineyard West Sussex wedding photography of the groomsmen smoking cigarettes, taken by one of the best wedding photographers in London, Darren Lehane.

Artistic Award-Winning London Wedding Photographer

I’m delighted, thrilled and truly honoured to have recently been awarded two wedding photography awards by the prestigious Artistic Guild of the Wedding Phototojournalist Association (AGWPJA).  As a London wedding photographer I feel it’s incredibly important to enter my wedding photography into awards. It helps me gauge how I stand against my most talented peers, keeps forcing me to continually improve, as well as reassuring wedding couples that my work is worthy of winning industry respect award. A Fine Art Approach to Wedding Photojournalism The AGWPJA is a sister body to the Wedding Photojournalist Association (WPJA) and concentrates on a more fine art approach to wedding photojournalism. As they say themselves: “The Artistic Guild of the Wedding Photojournalist Association AG|WPJA is comprised of outstanding wedding photographers, who are at the forefront of the wedding photography industry when it comes to enhancing images. The chief objective of the AG|WPJA is to provide members with a platform where the finest enhanced, manipulated and/or artistic wedding photojournalism in the world is spotlighted and promoted for the bride and …

Ashridge House wedding photography of the wedding videographer adjusting settings of the video booth

Another Wedding Photography Award

I was genuinely surprised, flattered and honoured to learn that I have picked up a second wedding photography award just a few days after the last. This one was from the Wedding Photojournalist Association (WPJA) itself and, amusingly, was another of a wedding vendor – this time from Carly and Sonny’s wedding story at Ashridge House in Hertfordshire. In the image itself, two wedding guests can be seen leaving a video message for the bride and groom, whilst you can just catch a glimpse of the vendor using a remote control to change what is on the screen in the video booth. It’s subtle but I love how it shows how wedding suppliers are always working in the background of a wedding to ensure the day can be as memorable as it can be. Of course, it’s always lovely to pick up wedding photography awards, especially when they are genuine awards that are voted on by esteemed judges and your peers. Awards do offer potential wedding couples that the photographer is professional, creative and up …

Award winning wedding photography of a magician at Grendon Lakes in Northamptonshire

Award Winning Wedding Photography

I am delighted to say that this image, of a magician entertaining guests, at Hollie & Dan’s Grendon Lakes wedding in Northampton, was placed in the Top 20 of the most recent quarterly contest with the prestigious Artistic Guild of the Wedding Photojournalist Association (AGWPJA). Entered into the ‘Other Vendors‘ category it’s always nice when esteemed judges and talented peers recognize your work.  I am immensely proud of the fact that I am a qualifying member of the AGWPJA and this latest success only inspires me more to shoot the most creative imagery I can of couple’s wedding stories. If you are getting married and would like to talk to me about your wedding plans then please call me on 07920 422144 0r send me a message via my contact page. I’ll be delighted to hear from you.