Posted by: kenlam | November 9, 2009

“Humbled” to be awarded the Kodak Wedding Photographer of the Year 2009

Yesterday, it was my first time to attend the MPA (Master Photographers Association) Awards Dinner in Hilton, Newcastle.  I was very excited a night before as it is such a prestigious event.  I feel like I was attending the Oscar UK Photography award dinner.  During the ceremony,  I had an opportunity to meet up with other talented photographers such as Jingna Zhang from Singapore, a fashion photographer from Zemotion, Ukay of Ukayphotography, and Stephen Loh, a Wedding Photographer from Singapore.  It was such an enjoyable night.

Master Photographers Association Awards

Regarding the awards ceremony, I know that I was up against many other extremely talented photographers in the whole of UK.  It was already my honour to have 2 of my prints in the top 20 finalists in the Kodak Award, out of over 2000+ entries submitted this year.  When they announced the winner of the Kodak Wedding Photographer of the Year, I almost could not believe it when I heard my name being announced.  The laser light beamed onto me as I walked onto the stage to receive my award.  I was so excited that I did not turn around to see which photograph was the one that won me the award.  I was surprised and deeply humbled to be awarded the Kodak Wedding Photographer of the Year 2009.  I wished that Shirley and my boy were there with me to share my joy.  I especially want to dedicate this award to them.  Without their motivation and support, I don’t think I can achieve this.

Master Photographers Association Awards

Two of my other prints were also selected as the finalists in the MPA UK Open Awards, congratulations to Lynsey Thomson for winning this award.

Master Photographers Association Awards

Master Photographers Association Awards

Kodak Wedding Photographer Of the Year 2009
Kodak Wedding Photographer Of the Year 2009

Kodak Wedding Photographer Of the Year 2009

Master Photographers Association Awards

Stephen Loh, Ken Lam & Jingna Zhang from Zemotion.

Master Photographers Association Awards

Got to take this opportunity to take picture in front of the banner.  Thank you Ukay for taking this photograph for me.

The image which won me the Kodak Wedding Photographer of the Year 2009

The image which won me the Kodak Wedding Photographer of the Year 2009

Two of my other prints received the “Award of Excellence” and were also finalists for the Master Photographers Association (MPA) UK Open Award.

MPA UK open award finalist

Master Photographers Association (MPA) UK Open award finalist

MPA UK open award finalist

Master Photographers Association (MPA) UK Open award finalist

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Responses

  1. Congratulation Ken!!!

  2. Ken,

    Congratulation to you! May I have your photo awarded in this ceremony?

    Thanks.

  3. Congratulations Ken!!! This is truly your recognition of your talent! Keep it up and improve always!!
    Greetings from Johnny and Gloria

  4. I’m so pleased you’re being recognised for your fantastic work! Keep it up… and don’t stop dreaming! Liza 🙂

  5. Hi Stanley,

    I wasn’t able to take that photo myself. My other photographer friend helped me take the picture when I was given the award on stage… still waiting for his reply. I think the official photographer also took some photos as well..
    Ken

  6. Congratulations Ken! Its a fantastic achievement and award, well done! Your family will be so proud of you.

    Keep up the good work 🙂

    Alexis

  7. CONGRATULATIONS KEN, What a great achievement of your career. I’m so happy for you. You have definitely earn it and well deserves this award.

    WELL DONE!!!!!

    Regards

    Tracy

  8. Well done! Ken! Your hard work has been rewarded and you totally deserve it plus more beyond the title!!

  9. congrats~~~
    i’m proud of you~~~

  10. Hey Ken,

    Congratulations! You deserve the award! You have been doing really really well.
    Congrats on the arrival of your new family member too 🙂

  11. wow, wow, wow!!!!

    congratulations !!!!!

  12. congrat Ken ! I’m happy to see you doing well in your career.

  13. Congratulations Ken!!!! You deserve this recognition. This is only the beginning…there will be more to come!!

    See you and family this weekend…

  14. I’m so happy for you Ken, well done! 😀 x

  15. CONGRATULATIONS!!

  16. Hay Ken congrads!!! i knew u could do it.. its funny how i mentioned the photo that won when u came to visit 🙂 keep up the good work and see u soon takecare

  17. Congratulations, you really deserve this award !
    hehe i feel honoured to know such a great photographist haha =)
    keep doing what you do best !

  18. Thank you so much for all your kind message and constant support including Lenard, Stanley, Simon, Shirley, Ina, Su, Andy, Tiffany, Liza, Fiona&Selwyn, Sweetli, Tracy,Alexis..

  19. Hey Ken, nice one on winning the award 🙂

    Inspirational images to say the least, and I thought we were short of Oriental photography talent in the UK!

  20. Congratulations Ken! You truly deserve this award. Well done and keep up the fantastic work!
    Carms & Paul x

  21. I’m so proud and happy for you..
    Congratulations brother!!!!!!!!!
    You have definitely earn it and well deserves this award.

  22. Congratulations Ken! Well deserved award. The winning photograph is breathtaking and awesome. You looked quite debonair in that photo too!
    Keep up the fab work!

  23. Congratulation , Ken ! you are well deserved of this award !

    What a great recognition and achievement of you ! Really happy for you and really can’t wait for Feb to come !

    Once again, Congratulation ! your little boy will be so proud of you

  24. Congrats Leung!! You are a real talent!!! The works are awesome! I’m SO HAPPYYYY FOR YOU !!!!! Hope to see you, Ling and baby very soon! =D

  25. Hi Ken,

    Congrats again. Great meeting you at the awards presentation last month!

    I might be dropping by Newcastle next May for a photoshoot, let’s try and meet up then ya? 🙂

    Cheers,

    Stephen

  26. Amazing!

    Congrats Ken! You never fail to impress!

    Keep ’em coming 😉

  27. Tiffany, thx for you message 🙂


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