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Press Release: Aylesbury photographer named 4th in the Top 10 UK Wedding Awards

Sam Hayward, Aylesbury based Wedding photographer, had cause to celebrate last weekend at The Guild of Professional Photographers Awards. Sam, who has been gaining recognition in the industry by winning awards in national competitions, was named 4th in the International Wedding photographers for 2013 by the Guild of Wedding Photographers.

Sam Hayward

Photo courtesy of Neil Bowler

Although Sam has been photographing for many years, he successfully launched his business 3 years ago specialising in classic wedding photography in Aylesbury & Bucks.  He joined the Guild of Photographers in 2013, and shortly after became a qualified member.

The ‘Qualified’ status is aligned to standards of competence and understanding that reflect a level where the customer should be ‘delighted with the results’ of a tradesman (the photographer in this case). In other words ‘Qualified’ indicates professional ‘competence’ to a level where the Guild is willing to recognise the photographer as an ambassador of the association.

Steve Thirsk, the Director of the Guild of Photographers said, “It is a testament to Sam that he has received a coveted 4th position in his first year of competition. The category in which he competed was particularly challenging and he now successfully stands alongside photographers who have been in the business for 15 years. We look forward to seeing his images in 2014”.

The hard fought competition is a culmination of scores from each month and from a staggering 10,000 images entered in the competition throughout the year. Having joined The Guild part-way through the year after the competition had started, Sam was awarded an incredible 3 Silver and 42 Bronze bars over the remainder of the year placing him in the top 1% of entries.

Sam says, “I have had a wonderful year meeting new Aylesbury Brides and Grooms and I am so proud to have won a place in the Top 10 with such a reputable organisation. I am now focused on 2014 and working with my customers to create some exciting new images and sharing their special day”



  • Congratulations!!!!! Beautiful work and very well deserved!

    • samhayward said:

      Thanks Kati :-)

  • Natasha Diran said:

    Well done Sam, well deserved, we are so proud of you.