We’re delighted to announce our judges for the Keeping it Real Summer Awards – now open for submissions!

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More prizes than any other DOcumentary wedding photography awards!!!

Enter now to not only be in with a chance of winning a much coveted Keeping it Real award, but also the amazing prizes below!

1st place -£350 credit for any QT Albums product
+ 6 months Pic-Time Advanced Bundle Subscription 

2nd place – £200 credit for any QT Albums product

3rd place – £100 credit for any QT Albums product

A HUGE thank you to QT Albums, and Pic-Time for kindly donating such amazing prizes!!!

Deadline for submissions is Wednesday 7th September at 11:59pm (UK time).

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Juliana Kluess

Hello, I’m Juliane, wedding photographer and book author from Rostock. I take emotional photos that remain unforgotten: Elegant – natural – timeless.

After more than 4 years of experience as a wedding photographer and more than 50 weddings, I know what matters in taking really good photos:

  • you need to be a good observer to take snapshots on point
  • you need a sincere interest in people and the ability to empathise with others
  • and you should have a posing technique that allows you to take couple photos that look like real-life snapshots—completely candid

And because wedding photography is what I live for, I wrote a book about it in 2021, in the middle of the lockdown. In this book I show bridal couples what makes the different in emotional und timeless wedding photography, and how they can get pictures that last for a lifetime.

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Martin Beddall

Hi, I’m Martin.

I’ve been taking photos since I was at school but it was working for the student newspaper at University that really got me hooked.  A big front page picture on the first job – even if they spelt my name wrong on the byline.

A course in photojournalism at The London College of Printing followed and then after finishing the course and a couple of weeks work experience at The Times, I was taken on as part of the team there. (Got another front page too).

Weddings eventually came from being asked by journalists at the paper to photograph their weddings, then readers. The old days of film, two bodies (one with colour film, one with B&W) and at the most you’d press the shutter button 720 times – all day (I don’t miss film much – certainly not at weddings)!

I like to think my style reflects this background and my love for photojournalism in general.

Nice to be asked to be a judge here – I must be able to claim the title of the oldest judge?

First wedding shot in 1996…

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Jenna Kathleen

Hey, I’m Jenna! I’m based in Yorkshire where I live with my partner and our fluffy cat and massive dog.

My approach to photographing weddings is really relaxed. I love to be unobtrusive – but not at the expense of getting close and involved in the action! I want my couples to have a whole unique experience when they look through their images and to see things captured that they never knew happened, in a way that they never would have guessed.

I’m a huge fan of colour. It’s how we see and how we live, so I love the use of bold colour in documentary photos. I also love in-between moments, unique point of views and interesting layers that tell a good story.

I started my journey as a full time wedding photographer at the beginning of this year and I feel so privileged to call this my job!

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Karl Chester

Well, talking about myself isn’t my favourite pastime! I much prefer chatting to people about the goings on in their lives and learning more about them. Perhaps that’s why I’m drawn to wedding photography. I’ve always been more interested in finding out about other people’s weird and wonderful lives than talking about my own. I love how wedding photography gives me the opportunity to see and meet new and interesting people all the time. As clichéd as it sounds, for me being able to observe and document people during one of the happiest times of their lives is such a rewarding, thrilling and unique job.

I approach wedding photography with the aim of documenting the “ordinary” in an extraordinary way; capturing a moment that happens only once, and for a fraction of a second is something I thrive on. Coming away from the day knowing I have captured moments that others are oblivious to makes me feel like I’ve accomplished something special.

Keeping a keen eye on the amazing work submitted by the PKIR members over the years has inspired my own work, and I’m thrilled to be one of the judges taking part this round.

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