Winner – BODAF New Talent 2019

 Right folks. Things have just gotten a bit surreal... I am the Winner of BODAF New Talent 2019

5 days after our second daughter, Wren was born in February I received a pretty unexpected message from BODAF (Europe's largest photography convention for those of you who aren't aware) telling me that I'd been shortlisted into the final group of 25 photographers for this year's New Talent 2019 award.

Fast forward one month and I'm heading out to Barcelona to attend the conference (BTW, cheers Kathie. I'm sure there's nothing like being left alone with a 3-year-old and a newborn baby while your husband jets off to Spain for 3 days...)

While I was there I was lucky enough to sink a couple of cervezas with fellow UK nominees Nigel John and David Ruff as well as make some new buddies too: the incredibly talented Pablo Laguia , Eric-Rene Penoy, and Serafin Castillo; last year's winner and northern powerhouse, Chris Parkinson; as well as the Queen of England herself, Sara Lincoln. Bloody love you lot.

And then the strangest thing happened: I actually won.

It was weird.

I went on stage and I was weird.

Honestly, if you want to see the definition of the word awkward find the video of Chris presenting me with the award. It's totes cringeworthy.

Thanks, BODAF - you were awesome. I'll see you again in 2020 though when I head back to deliver my talk (which could easily be the new definition of the word awkward) x


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Winner - BODAF New Talent 2019 // Luke Bell Photography

To tell the narrative of what is one of the most important days in your life I believe it's important that I'm there from the start of the day all the way until the end of the night - capturing the important moments that tell the unique story of your wedding day

I combine a nonintrusive, photojournalistic approach along with beautiful, modern portraiture that together provides an honest set of images that have a cinematic look where nerves, joy, tears, love, and laughter take centre stage.

To keep things nice and simple I offer an all-day, digital wedding photography package that delivers you perfect images for your special day – with no hidden costs or extra charges for things like travel, meals or more hours.

So if you'd like to learn more have a read through the details listed here and drop me a line, as I'd love to hear what you're planning for your wedding.

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