Thirty Plus Awards: I Won ‘Photography Star’ Award!

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 Thirty Plus Awards: I Won ‘Photography Star’ Award!

This weeks ‘Sunday Flatlay’ has been hi-jacked with an announcement that I won a Thirty Plus Blogger Award for Photography!

A few weeks ago I wrote a post saying that I had been shortlisted for the ‘Photography Star’  award, just being nominated was quite a shock to me and I never really even considered the possibility of winning. I wasn’t really nervous, hopeful, confident, scared or anything, I really didn’t even believe I had a shot at winning. I was really looking forward to the awards, mainly because I was looking forward to meeting up with blogger friends who rarely come to London.

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I turned up, got a glass of wine, said ‘hello’ to some friendly faces and next thing I knew I was on stage having my photo taken with an award in my hand! It was all a bit of a blur as I really hadn’t expected to win (or even be highly commended) and I’m also not that confident in front of an audience. However, as the three of us posed for a photo, I remember thinking how lucky I was to be on stage with Michelle (from TSNC Blog who was Highly Commended) and Catherine Summers (who was a judge and presented the award). Life achievements are so much more special with your friends around!

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Oscars Style Thank You’s…

I’m still crazy shocked and insanely overwhelmed by the whole thing, I want to say a million thank you’s to everyone who voted for me and the judges for putting me through. Also a huge shout out to Hayley from London Beauty Queen Blog for creating the Thirty Plus Collective and The Body Shop for sponsoring the event. I still can’t believe it and it really does mean a the world to me! So thank you to everyone! Also a massive shout out to all the amazing women who were shortlisted / highly commended / won, it’s well worth heading over to this page and checking out all their blogs.

PS. Taking photos now is incredibly daunting, I feel like I need to prove myself as Photography Star!

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12 Comments

  1. July 31, 2016 / 9:09 pm

    Congrats! Bloggers who can also take their own pictures are like chefs who can also clean up after themselves. I cannot say that I am either one.

    • fashionforlunch
      August 1, 2016 / 12:01 am

      Haha! That’s funny! If it’s any help. I don’t clean up after I take photos!

  2. Margarita
    July 31, 2016 / 9:32 pm

    Congratulations! I know how hard you’ve worked for this. Xx

    • fashionforlunch
      August 1, 2016 / 12:00 am

      Aw thank you so much!!!! You are so kind xxxx

    • fashionforlunch
      August 1, 2016 / 2:32 pm

      Hi Leah! OMG! You are funny!!!! I’m so not that good!!!! I actually need to take a course myself!!!! Xxxxx

  3. August 1, 2016 / 2:20 pm

    Congratulations! It was well deserved, I am such a huge fan of your photographs and often spend ages scrolling through your instagram feed; super happy for you! <3

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    • fashionforlunch
      August 1, 2016 / 2:31 pm

      Thank you so much! You are far too kind!!!! I am still in total shock! Xxxx

  4. August 2, 2016 / 9:51 pm

    Ah, amazing! Congrats! So well deserved – just look at these snaps. 😉

    • fashionforlunch
      August 2, 2016 / 9:57 pm

      aw thank you so much!!!! i do try hard with them, but i really didn’t expect to win… not even close!!!!

  5. August 5, 2016 / 3:28 pm

    Congratulations gorgeous! x

    • fashionforlunch
      August 5, 2016 / 10:03 pm

      Thank you so much!! I’m still shocked! xxxxxx