Rangefinders 30 Rising Stars 2016 Nomination

Every year Rangefinder Magazine announce their 30 Rising Stars Of Wedding Photography. This is a worldwide award from a hugely respected publication that every wedding photographer knows and admires and to be considered for the award you must be nominated by a previous winner and have been shooting full time for under five years.

In a strange way this post is a bit deflating as we found out just the other day that we haven’t been selected as winners this year. I did the typically British thing (maybe its a Michael thing) of having a bit of a sulk, being a bit downhearted, disregarding our work as not worthy and generally feeling pretty glum.

I wasn’t even going to mention it on here. Again, its a curiously British thing that we don’t like to toot our horn when we’ve done something we’re proud of. And proud we are. Once the dust settled and I’d slept on it for a couple of nights I realised what an honour it is to have even made it this far.

Sure, we came up slightly short but as the Editor said when she wrote, they’ve had around 200 entries this year. Two. Hundred. Out of the entire world? That’s a pretty short, short list given the size of this industry. If we’d have won an award for being in the Top 200 Wedding Photographers In The World we’d have been shouting it from the rooftops.

If we wind the clock back just a few short years to our previous lives of sitting behind desks or standing in blue scrubs in hospital theatres we could never have dreamed that we would be in consideration for such an award. So we’ve decided to be happy about it, to be proud of how far we’ve come and take it as an enormous confidence boost for the future.

We should also say a huge thank you to Sam Docker for nominating us, we really can’t thank you enough and are hugely flattered. The biggest thank you of all goes to all of our couples. For having the faith and trust in us to do what we do, we can never thank you enough.

These are the frames that we put forward for consideration. Enjoy…

Rangefinders 30 Rising Stars 2016 Nomination | Jackson & Co Photography
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15 Comments

  1. Alex Miller October 17, 2016 at 11:44 am - Reply

    An astonishingly good set of images guys!! Be proud!

  2. Neil Redfern October 17, 2016 at 12:25 pm - Reply

    Congratulations, what an awesome achievement. Absolutely killer images!

  3. Tom Weller October 17, 2016 at 12:29 pm - Reply

    Well deserved to be on that shortlist you two. Your work is awesome.

  4. Sam Docker October 17, 2016 at 4:15 pm - Reply

    You have absolutely no reason to feel glum mate, your work, and especially this collection of images, is nothing short of stunning! You’re a winner in my eyes!!!

  5. Nav Badel October 17, 2016 at 4:29 pm - Reply

    Amazing set of images and such an honour for being considered for such a prestigious award!

  6. Jen McDowell October 17, 2016 at 5:51 pm - Reply

    You were robbed, you’re clear winners in my eyes!!! Stunning set of shots too, you guys seriously rock.

  7. Pen October 17, 2016 at 6:45 pm - Reply

    What an amazing selection of images, and a worthy nomination! You guys are awesome :)

  8. Laura Caudery October 18, 2016 at 11:51 am - Reply

    Love these! And seriously can’t wait to have you back to the house xXx

  9. John Hope October 18, 2016 at 2:13 pm - Reply

    Stunning set dude! Nobody out there captures personality and quirky little moments in quite the way you do. Not to mention mastery of light and just all round excellence. I would honestly have loved to see you make the final list.

  10. Hannah Hall October 20, 2016 at 10:05 am - Reply

    Stunning! Love your work. So much heart in all of these.

  11. Chloe Georgiou October 21, 2016 at 10:44 am - Reply

    You both capture the emotion and feeling of everyone’s special day. It’s really hard to bottle happiness, but every time I look at one of your pictures it’s like pooping the cork on a little bottle of ‘Happy’. So pleased that you were recognised for this. Well done!!

    • Michael October 21, 2016 at 10:45 am - Reply

      Thanks so much Chloe thats ever so kind. I hope you and the family are well.x

  12. Pedro Portela November 3, 2016 at 3:22 pm - Reply

    This is lovely stuff. Great documentary photography and congrats for the nomination!

  13. Clare Tam-Im November 16, 2016 at 12:18 pm - Reply

    Congratulations on the nomination though a shame you didn’t win as it would be totally well deserved. Your work is stunning and I love this set of images you have shared.

  14. Aaron January 20, 2017 at 5:08 pm - Reply

    Only just seen this! Amazing, huge congrats to you both – it’s a mega achievement and I really love your selection :) 2017 and beyond!

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