A Photographer in Chalfont St Peter has been awarded first, second and third prize at the South East Regionals of the British Institute of Professional Photography 'National Print Competition'.

Karen Wright was shortlisted and awarded a Merit from the judging panel for three of her photographs, and was invited to attend the South East Regional awards ceremony on the Tatershall Castle, a boat docked at the Embankment in London.

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The British Institute of Professional Photography is an organisation that recognises and awards the best photographers across the country.

The rigorous judging process involves shortlisting from digital image to print, with the quality of the printing itself as well as the photograph judged my a panel.

Karen later went on to enter The Equine Photographer of the Year 2019 Competition in December.

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The competition was held by 'The Training Barn' and judged by two of the UK's leading equestrian photographers, with over 1000 entrants.

She was again was awarded a Merit for one of her beautiful Equine portraits, picturing a young lady, her horse and her hearing dog.

Karen Wright, Owner of 'Wright Stride Equestrian' photographers said: "I am absolutely delighted with the results of entering my first two photographic competitions.

"Juggling being full time mum to three young children, caring for two horses, running my own photography business alongside teaching horse riding isn't a breeze, so getting some formal recognition from the most elite judges in their lessons and having the time to enter competitions field is just amazing."

"I have had an absolute passion for horses and dogs since a very young age, and took a degree in Equine Science but then fell into working within the confines of an office for years until having my gorgeous children.

"I then decided to mix my passion for animals with my love of photography and working for myself has meant I get the best of both worlds of being full time mummy and chasing my photography dreams."

Karen is now through to the National finals of the BIPP competition and is overjoyed to have got this far.

If you would like a bespoke exclusive photoshoot with Karen of your horse or dog then visit www.wrightside.com.