Monthly Archives: February 2019


Northern Ireland Wedding Photography Awards

It’s not that long since the tuxedo was on me when I was in London for the SWPP awards but I guess I better dust it off again. The bad news is I have to relearn to tie my bowtie. Hours of youtube videos await.

I’m so happy to announce that I’ve been chosen as a finalist in three categories for the 2019 PPANI awards.

The PPANI awards is an annual event held for the best professional photographers in Northern Ireland.

The competition rewards the best and brightest professional photographers in Northern Ireland who are producing the best standard of work. This really is the biggest stage for photography in Northern Ireland and to be involved is such a big deal.

One of my entries in the reportage photography category.

PPANI Awards – Photographer of the Year

I’m nominated for:

  • Wedding Album of the Year
  • Engagement / Pre-Wedding Photographer of the Year
  • Commercial Photographer of the Year

As a wedding photographer, I’m so happy that I’m nominated in two of the wedding categories. Wedding is the hardest category and is judged with a much more critical eye.

To be nominated is an achievement in itself and I’m so happy for the couples involved in the images that reached the final.

Engagement Photographer Portstewart | Award Winning Photographers Northern Ireland Top 10 Wedding Photographers Shea Deighan
One of my entries in the engagement and pre-wedding photography category.

Award Winning Wedding Photography Northern Ireland

I could not choose between the couples I entered which was more than a few and because they all achieved the same high scores, the judges chose their favourite to go through to the final. I have told the couples privately and they are over the moon.

I am also really happy for the couple whose amazing wedding album has earned me a place on the shortlist for Wedding Album of the Year. I’ve also told them and they are super excited.

One of my entries in the engagement and reportage wedding photography category.

Best Wedding Photographers Derry Donegal

It really has been exciting lately. Awards and nominations have been flying in the door over the past year. Industry recognition and awards are amazing but it means nothing without the support of my customers.

As always, I’m so thankful to each and every one of you for coming on this journey with me.

2019 is set to be another banner year. Who’s excited to come on this journey with me?