Leanie wins Bronze award in Classical Weddings at BIPP North West Photography Awards 2017

We are very pleased to share that Leanie has won the Bronze award in the category of Classical Weddings at this year’s BIPP (British Institute of Professional Photography) North West Photography Awards.

The BIPP Awards are held annually, and recognise the best amongst the fantastic pool of talented photographers across the North West.

Leanie’s photo, ‘Leaving as man and wife’, was selected for the Bronze award in one of the most competitive awards categories. She said: “This has to be one of my favourite photographs from our 2016 weddings, taken at the Laura Ashley Belsfield Hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere. It followed a beautiful, extremely heartfelt service, and the happiness just jumps out at me from the photo. I’d stepped right back to allow the doorway to frame the bride and groom naturally as they left after the service. It’s a very stylish shot, and perfectly suited to black & white. I'm absolutely thrilled to receive this award.”

Leanie’s Bronze award-winning photograph, ‘Leaving as man and wife’. © Evans & Evans Wedding Photography 2016

Leanie’s Bronze award-winning photograph, ‘Leaving as man and wife’. © Evans & Evans Wedding Photography 2016


Leanie is a qualified member of the British Institute of Professional Photography (BIPP) and has received several consecutive awards in previous years in the categories of Creative, Reportage and Classical Weddings.

Leanie with BIPP North West Chairman, Ioan Said.

Leanie with BIPP North West Chairman, Ioan Said.


What is the BIPP?

The BIPP is the leading qualifying and governing photographic body based in the UK. It is a not for profit organisation that delivers education, qualifications and professional development to working photographers.

The photographic industry is unregulated – photographers don’t have to be a member of BIPP in order to call themselves a professional, but qualified BIPP photographers have had their work professionally benchmarked and assessed.

In the last few years the photographic profession has witnessed an explosion of amateur photographers charging for their services in their spare time. Professional photographers who are qualified through BIPP are:

  • Experienced and know how to handle challenging circumstances.

  • Bound by a code of professional conduct.

  • Qualified by the BIPP and assessed against strict criteria of professional competency, creativity, composition etc.

  • Professionally insured.

  • Entitled to have the letters LBIPP, ABIPP or FBIPP after their names.


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