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


 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.


Thirty Plus Awards

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!


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!






  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

    • 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