Two other Derry based photographers won a number of awards at the Professional Photographer of Northern Ireland (PPANI) Awards at the gala event in the Culloden, Belfast.
Mustafa Oymak of Yez Lifestyle Photography was named winner in four categories including Contemporary Wedding Photo of the Year, Under-five Portrait Photographer of the Year, Open Portrait Photographer of the Year and Overall Portrait Photographer of the Year while Donal Doherty was named Fashion Photographer of the Year and Creative Photographer of the Year in addition to being awarded second runner-up in Portrait Photographer of the Year and Contemporary Wedding Photographer of the Year while Mustafa has been a photographer for ten years and is over the moon at picking up not one but four awards.
“I’m delighted that my hard work has paid off and it’s great to be recognised professionally. Of course, it encourages me to keep my standards high but I love my job and I hope that comes across in the images.”
Delighted by his accolades, Donal explains how striving to be the best has paid off: “In a creative field you have to work hard to harness your creativity and I am constantly looking for inspiration to keep my work fresh and vibrant.
“I am blessed to work at amazing venues with couples in love and with brilliant creative teams. Winning these awards is recognition of the work I have done over the last four years and I will continue to strive to master my craft.”
For more information on Yez Photography visit www.yezphoto.co.uk and for information on Donal Doherty Photography visit www.donaldoherty.com or call 028 7134 1096.