Winner of the Event Photography Awards 2023
Steve Grogan – Event Photography Awards Winner 2023 – Wow!
This year’s edition of the not-for-profit competition attracted a record number of entries – more than 1,700 images from nearly 200 photographers worldwide.
Back in 2019, I was a winner in the Wedding Category but this year I was completely overwhelmed to win the overall competition with this intimate image of a bride breast-feeding her baby while in turn being fed by her sister.
The photo was taken in December 2022 at the stunning Eaves Hall in Clitheroe, Lancashire.
Three trophies and a cheque for £1000!
In addition to being named the Event Photography Awards Winner 2023, I was gobsmacked to also win the Wedding Category and the People’s Choice Award – both for the same image above.
All in all, it was an unforgettable experience to walk away with three trophies and the winner’s cheque for £1000 – I got a few odd looks on the train back home to Manchester carrying my massive novelty cheque!
Thank you so much to the event director Graham Hill and the competition founder, Philip Atkins, MD of staffing agency Off To Work.
Thanks also to all the other organisers and sponsors – a huge amount of work goes into organising events like this and they all deserve a big high five for putting on such a cracking evening.
Thank you to my family and friends for being so supportive since I took the leap of faith to be a full time photographer almost nine years ago.
Finally, congratulations to all the other category winners and everyone else who was shortlisted – great work!
Lots of love
All images are © Steve Grogan Photography.