Karen Wiltshire, of Poole company KW Photography, is in the running for the title of âPhotographer of the Year 2013â due to be awarded by The Guild of Photography later this month, as well as âBaby Photographer of the Yearâ from the Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers (SWPP).
She is one of just six professional photographers across the UK in contention for the SWPP award, and is in the top ten of The Guildâs annual awards. Both are leading membership organisations within the UK photographic industry and their annual awards are highly prized by photographers throughout the country and abroad.
An established and award-winning photographer, as well as the only âCraftsman of Children photographyâ in the UK, Karen is renowned for her maternity, newborn and baby, children and family portraits.
Karen has been awarded a total of thirty-five awards from The Guild, including 3 âGold Awardsâ, and 3 âGold Awardsâ from the SWPP last year alone.
It was Karenâs endearing portrait of a set of triplet babies that most recently won her a Gold Award from the SWPP in November and now its nomination for âBaby Photographer of the Yearâ.
Karen said: âAfter what had been an amazing 2013, I am thrilled to be recognised by both The Guild and the SWPP and to be up for their Photographer of the Year awards. I absolutely love what I do and am so grateful for the success I have had to date, so this recognition from such prestigious associations in the photographic industry is the icing on the cake. To win the awards would start 2014 off very, very nicely for me!â
The SWPPâs award winners will be announced on Saturday 18th January in London while The Guildâs awards event will follow on 31st January.