A couple of years ago, during my first year photographing weddings, I came across Rangefinder (A huge US wedding and portrait photography magazine and official publication of WPPI) and their annual list of 30 rising stars of wedding photography. The list, for me at least, was practically a who’s-who of awesome photographers from all over the world, many of whom’s work had inspired me to start shooting weddings in the first place. Last years list of photographers was no different – an amazing international collection of the best wedding photographers – whose work, ethos and approach I admire – inspirational stuff!

Rangefinder Rising Stars of Wedding Photography winner

So, i was extremely honoured, humbled and surprised to be told earlier this summer I had been nominated for this years list. And now even more so, to find out that I have been chosen as one of Rangefinder magazine’s Rising Stars of Wedding Photography 2014! So without further ado I would like to take this opportunity to thank all my amazing couples for allowing me to do this crazy art/lifestyle and get to call it a job – you rule – and I am so grateful to be allowed into your lives, even if only for a day, to try capture who you are with a pair of clicking black boxes :: Thank you! (so much!) And, to all the awesome photographers who have inspired, and continue to inspire and push me, you rule.  And last, but not least – to my awesome wifey – who manages to be an amazing mum to our little pair of monkeys while I spend every weekend jetting off to weddings… High fives all round!

Right. Back to the editing cave…

Award-winning UK wedding photography

Oh, I suppose I should post some pictures – here’s a few recent faves from an amazing summer of weddings and travel. Once the editing queue is reduced there will be lots more to share – watch this space 🙂


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That’s amazing. Congratulations. Your photos are amazing so it’s well deserved.

Wow, absolutely brilliant frames. Keep on going

Hey Bro

just checking out your work for the first time, suggested by ‘Robert Meredith’ I’m totally amazed!! such amazing portfolio. Congrats on every thing > keep pumping out amazing work.

That’s my boy, literally! Ma Gaines

Many congratulations!!! Well deserved. Your pictures are amazing 🙂

Hey this is great news, you must be so chuffed. Congrats Andy.

Congratulations, keep on going, you are fantastic!!

Bossing it Andy! All killer frames but love the emotion in the brides face on the bridal party one. And that first frame, insane!

Carissa Lee Broadwater

These are great

Congratulations Andy Gaines! Amazing! xx

Congratulations Andy Gaines! Amazing! xx

Seriously well done you! Amazing!

Wow Andy! Awesome news bro and thoroughly deserved. Absolutely loved looking through these frames as well buddy, inspirational stuff.

Andy – your work is simply spectacular. I didn’t need any award or magazine to tell me that, I’ve loved it since the first moment I saw the first frame and have been a huge huge fan ever since. Great to be recognised though!! High fives bro!!


Massive congrats Andy, totally deserved!

Yes! So deserved dude! Well done..xx

Congratulations! You’re such a talented photographer, it was only a matter of time before you were on the list!