Award-Winning Wedding Photographer

Being British, it’s always hard to bring yourself to brag about your achievements and it’s something we aren’t very good at doing however, I can’t deny I’m very proud of some of the achievements my images and business has won over the last few years. Being an award-winning wedding photographer is something I’m proud of and makes me want to keep creating beautiful storytelling images & epic portraits that catch people’s eye. Here are a few of the awards I’ve won.

award badges for Midlands wedding photographer

Your Perfect Wedding Photographer – Top 100 Wedding Photographers

Every year the team at Your Perfect Wedding Photographer drop their top 100 wedding photographers in the UK roundup and for the last two years, I’ve made that list. It’s a huge honour and considering there are thousands of us photographers, it’s a fantastic achievement.

Every month Your Perfect Wedding photographer also have awards for individual images in various categories. I’m pleased to have been selected six times for my portraits and documentary-style shots.

Award Winning Wedding Photographer
Award Winning Wedding Photographer
Award winning Wedding Photography

The Wedding Industry Awards

The Wedding Industry Awards are the biggest wedding industry awards event in the UK and they champion pretty much every kind of wedding supplier. From Tipi suppliers to stationary and everything in between. I’ve had the pleasure of being Highly Commended on three separate occasions as a Midlands wedding photographer. The photography category is usually the busiest of the night, so to get that honour is fantastic. What makes this award so special is that it is voted for by previous wedding couples and industry experts.

Highly commended at the wedding industry awards
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Jonathan Coates winning TWIA award

Masters Of Wedding Photography Awards

I’ve been blessed to have received four awards from the Masters Of Wedding Photographers. Every three months a jury of leading industry experts pick winners based on exceptional and innovative wedding photos. The competition here is fierce.

Masters Award winning image by J S Coates Wedding Photography
award winning wedding photographer

award winning wedding photography
silhouette of bride & groom under a tree

Weddison International Wedding Awards

The first awards I ever won were Weddisons. Images are submitted from all corners of the globe and the competition pool is large in every round.

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Weddison award won by J S Coates Wedding Photography
first award won by J S Coates Wedding Photography

The Wedding Emporium Awards - Outstanding 2021

This was a surprise award but welcomed considering the year we all had in 2020. The team at The wedding Emporium aim to recognise excellent wedding suppliers and shout and created these awards to showcase these suppliers.

More Than Awards

On top of the awards, I’ve had some fantastic wedding industry blogs showcase my weddings. As you can imagine, these blogs get 1000’s of submissions and it’s fantastic to have had weddings featured on Rock My Wedding, Whimsical Wonderland Wedding Blog, Boho Bride, The English Wedding Blog, Mens Vows and more.

As cool as awards sound and I would be lying if I said winning the odd one here and there didn’t give me a little ego boost, the best seal of approval is the testimonials of my couples. It’s these kind words that hopefully show just how much I love what I do and put everything into each wedding.

MyWed Award won by J S Coates Wedding Photography