We are proud to announce that our Studio Director, Stuart Mansfield (ABIPP), has achieved the title of BIPP Photographer of the Year 2017. This year’s Professional Photography Awards were held at the The Ivy Soho Brasserie, London, on Wednesday 1 March 2017 where Stuart was announced as the BIPP Photographer of the Year 2017 for his portfolio ‘Growing Up Part 2’, for which he also received a Gold Award in the Portraiture Category. The BIPP Photographer of the Year Award is regarded as one of the highest in photography and truly is a remarkable achievement.
This is what Stuart had to say after receiving the award: “I was shocked and amazed to receive my gold award. Even more so to be awarded photographer of the year. It is a great feeling to gain this level of recognition for my work from the BIPP.” Lovelight Photography would like to congratulate everyone who won awards this year!
Along with Stuart’s achievements this year, Lovelight’s team of photographers have all recently been certified by BIPP, making Lovelight one of the few studios where each photographer has qualified licentiate (LBIPP) of the British Institute of Professional Photography.
Stuart is an award-winning portrait photographer, with over 20 years’ experience, and is a qualified member of the BIPP. He fell in love with photography whilst studying art and design at school. Drawn to photography by the combination of creativity and technical skill. Stuart then went on to complete a BA hons degree in Photography at the University of Creative Arts in Farnham. During his degree, he focused on documentary portraiture photography.
After Graduating in 1998, with a 1st class honours degree, Stuart’s images were featured in the John Kobal Portrait Prize. He was also runner up in the Observer Hodge Award in 1999. From 2000 to 2013 Stuart had a successful career with one of the leading portrait companies in the UK. He gained a huge amount of experience photographing with people of all ages and developing his business skills.
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We pride ourselves on our customer service and our sessions are friendly and relaxed and designed around putting you at your ease. Images can be taken in our studio, based near Woking, Surrey, whilst this is a great base and ideal for certain types of photography, we are more than happy to work on a location of your choice.
It’s been a whirlwind of adventure working with the likes of Holiday Inn, Aubeterre Blue, Volvo, Powertrac Electrical and recently being selected as a preferred supplier to Mercedes Benz Retail Group. If you have a project you’d like to discuss, please contact Stuart via email or on 01483 237300. To view our portfolio please visit our website or Facebook page.
Lovelight Photography is a proud member of the British Institute of Professional Photography. All of the team at Lovelight are qualified members of the BIPP. The BIPP is an internationally recognized qualifying organisation with over 100 years experience in supporting and networking photographers. They are a not for profit organisation delivering education, qualifications and professional development to photographers. They achieve this by offering a challenging qualifications structure alongside a full programme of training courses, events and a number of preferential deals on useful products and services.