Stunning image captures top title for Hawick snapper

John Parris wins photography award
John Parris wins photography award

Hawick-based photographer John Parris has snapped his way to a top prize in a major international photography competition.

The annual Master Photographers Association (MPA) Awards welcomed some of the greatest photography talents in a recent glittering awards ceremony.

John beat off stiff competition from photographers from across the UK and around the world to scoop the prestigious UK Classic Wedding Photographer Of The Year in the 2014 Master Photography Awards.

Hundreds of professional photographers were joined by representatives from the major photography companies and trade, at the awards ceremony which was held at the Hinckley Island Hotel, near Stratford-upon-Avon.

John runs his business along with his wife Sandra, who herself recently won the title of Scottish Contemporary Wedding Photographer of the year.

From winning top awards to travelling around the world shooting weddings and portraits, the couple has come a along way in the 16 years since they started their business.

John, who was honoured last year with the presidency of the MPA, says their success is all down to a lot of hard work, determination and self belief.

He said: “It was fantastic to win, especially given the extremely high standard of entries.”