Rangefinder Magazine – 30 Rising Stars of Wedding Photography 2017 Nomination

Rangefinder Magazine 30 Rising Stars of Wedding Photography 2017

…bless the documentary impulse and may truth always have a voice– Aaron Storry


It’s like déjà vu, another year on and I’m blogging again after being nominated for the annual Rangefinder 30 Rising Stars of Wedding Photography competition. It’s a privilege to be considered and a huge achievement. I was asked to submit 30 pictures that represent my abilities as a wedding photojournalist (below is what I put forward).

At the time of writing this (September 2017), 14 of my chosen 30 images have won international awards – that should give you an idea on how high the standard is.

Like last year I didn’t make the final 30 but unlike then I’m much more at ease with it all. The previous 2016 feedback I received is that my work was “polished, even commercial looking” but also that some of it feels “dated and old school”.. I disagree, I didn’t think my work was old fashioned – I’ll let you be the judge.

In a way it’s been a helpful and important milestone in my creative journey; the process of learning that I shouldn’t necessarily hold curators views as a thing to be regarded as ultimate or utmost. I’m less distracted and more in tune than ever in producing moment driven wedding photography with legitimacy which will stand the test of time. I’m very proud that my photography doesn’t rely on romantic editing or ‘of the moment’ techniques to enhance it’s purpose/meaning and I’ll continue to push forward and focus on my craft – finding new ways to innovate and create. Not dwelling too much on the past through nostalgic values or with my head so far into the future, but doing my best to stay present and in the moment – with the resources that are available to me now.

Thanks for Rangefinder for taking the time to look through my collection – it’s always appreciated.

Brookfield Barn wedding photo of the speechesA bouquet made from kitchen utensilsConfetti at Birmingham OratoryDe Vere Staverton Estate - Wedding Photography Bouquet TossingAward Winning ImageAward Winning PhotoRangefinder Magazine 30 Rising Stars of Wedding Photography 2017 - Every Last DropAward Winning ImageAward Winning PhotoFlower girl at Dodford Manor in a symmetrical poseMyWed Editors Choice - Surprising NannaHilltop Country House - Award Winning Wedding PhotographyRockingham Castle - Wet Rainy Wedding Award Winning PortraitMyWed Editors Choice - Holdenby House Stairs Wedding PictureKama Sutra Wedding Speech at Dodford ManorAward Winning ImageAward Winning PhotoMyWed Editors Choice - Kimbolton Castle Grand BridalLucy and Michael, Award Winning Page Boy Ring PhotoWoburn Sculpture Gallery - flare portraitAward Winning ImageAward Winning PhotoRangefinder Magazine 30 Rising Stars of Wedding Photography 2017 - Amalfi Coast Bridal PortraitMyWed Editors Choice - Flower girl walking down the isle with a signRangefinder Magazine 30 Rising Stars of Wedding Photography 2017 - Emotional Groom at Kelmarsh HallAward Winning ImageAward Winning PhotoMyWed Editors Choice - Amalfi WeddingAward Winning ImageAward Winning PhotoRangefinder Magazine 30 Rising Stars of Wedding Photography 2017 - Waving the Happy Couple OffAward Winning ImageAward Winning PhotoMyWed Editors Choice - Kelmarsh Hall - Funny Wedding PictureRangefinder Magazine 30 Rising Stars of Wedding Photography 2017 - Funny SpeechesMyWed Editors Choice - Hothorpe Hall, Northamptonshire - Award Winning PhotoAward Winning ImageAward Winning PhotoRangefinder Magazine 30 Rising Stars of Wedding Photography 2017 - Happy Couple Fist Pump in a Classic CatAward Winning ImageAward Winning PhotoRangefinder Magazine 30 Rising Stars of Wedding Photography 2017 - Boy being thrown in the airAward Winning ImageAward Winning PhotoBride and groom on a tandem bikeAward Winning ImageAward Winning PhotoRangefinder Magazine 30 Rising Stars of Wedding Photography 2017 - Tossing the BouquetAward Winning ImageAward Winning PhotoMyWed Editors Choice - Sunset Portrait at Rushton HallAward Winning ImageAward Winning PhotoMyWed Editors Choice - The Church Restaurant, Northamptonshire - Wedding PhotoAward Winning ImageAward Winning PhotoTossing the WhiskeyWPJA - Q3, 2016 - Reception. 5th PlaceAward Winning ImageAward Winning Photo

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  • Tommy

    on September 2, 2017  1:27 pm

    No way are these "old school" awesome work Aaron.

  • Eneka

    on September 3, 2017  10:53 am

    Excellent set of images and it's a smashing submission. Your work is so so good. Always a lot of positive vibe in them. x

  • Amanda Berube

    on September 4, 2017  6:43 pm

    Great work and huge congratulations!

  • Voyteck

    on September 5, 2017  1:10 pm

    wow, great frames mate! Im surprised you are not in top 30!

  • Ashley Davenport

    on September 7, 2017  11:33 pm

    Dude, these are fashionable, trendy, hip, cool, modern, creative, cool, awesome....... I could go on........ Certainly not 'old fashioned'. You should be proud. Such an achievement to be nominated (again) and such a beautifully crafted set of images.

  • Paul keppel

    on September 10, 2017  12:56 pm

    How are not in the top 30... love your work

  • Dan Ward

    on September 10, 2017  4:30 pm

    Your work is completely epic, can't believe you didn't get into the top 30! But seriously keep it up dude!