Nick Després F.R.P.S. is an accomplished photographer with an extraordinary list of accolades. His work is internationally renowned and encompasses a wide spectrum, this not only encompasses weddings and other people orientated images, but also features his love of the natural world and the great outdoors.
A Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society, Nick has also proudly served on one of the Society´s Distinction Panels for eight continuous years. Nick´s Fellowship was gained back in 1993 with a panel of seascapes, predominantly taken on Guernsey´s coastlines, his native island. In fact Nick can claim to be a pioneer in the technique of long exposures in the landscape. Even though his Fellowship was gained with colour work, Nick has also attained the highest levels with his monochrome photography. This is illustrated with the award of Ilford/AP Printer of the Year in 2000, with his winning black and white portfolio exhibited in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Even though he does now shoot digitally for most assignments, Nick still hand-crafts black and white prints in a traditional darkroom.
To further demonstrate the depth of his photography, Nick has won numerous awards at international level, including a category win in the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year and the Photographic Society of America Photo-Journalist of the Year, as well as many medals in exhibitions around the world. With Nick you can be assured of his drive and talent, as well as his vast experience in photography spanning three decades.
Where necessary in your wedding Nick can also draw on assistance from Karen, his wife for over 20 years. Karen is also an experienced and accomplished photographer, being awarded her Associateship of the Royal Photographic Society in 1994.
We pride ourselves on capturing the true emotions present in your wedding, in a discreet and unobtrusive manner. This is illustrated by Nick's membership of the Wedding Photojournalists Association, an international body dedicated to the highest standards of documentary wedding photography.
20 Awards for Documentary Wedding Photography
8 Diamond Awards for Engagement Portraits
2 Awards from the Artistic Guild of Wedding Photojournalists
1 TOP Wedding Photographer Titles
The WPJA proudly recognizes Nick Despres as a TOP International Wedding Photographer. Members holding the most contest points at the end of each year are ranked as TOP Wedding Photographers or, in some cases POY - Photographer of the Year.