ISLE OF MAN – Portrait, equine and wedding photographers Sarah Jewell and Richard Cryer of Sarah Jewell Photography have achieved the distinction of both being highly awarded in the Guild of Professional Photographers Image of the Month competition.


Out of the 1,000 images submitted from across the United Kingdom and British Isles, an internationally recognised panel of experts awarded Sarah’s equine portrait “Jessie” a gold bar and Richard’s portrait “Aaron” a Silver bar.


Both Sarah and Richard entered three images each and all of them receiving awards in addition to her gold Sarah received two bronze bars for her portraits. Richard entered one of is his favorite Wedding image of Mr & Mrs Garnett and a Portrait of Aaron “While I Wait”.


“We’re shocked, surprised and honoured to have won these awards,” said Sarah Jewell, director of Sarah Jewell Photography, “I can’t thank my support team enough, all of whom helped me in different ways: Charlotte Easton Makeup Artistry, Utopia Hair Salon, stylist Will Holden, Sarah Lennon Hats & Accessories, Charles Alexander Jewellers. We must also thank our fantastic clients for helping us capture these moments.”


“Winning these awards is such a confidence boost, these images have a special place in my heart, every time I look at Jane & Mike’s wedding images they makes me smile and remember their day. Receiving these awards allows us all to relive the joy of their magical wedding all over again. It’s definitely motivated us even further and we can’t wait to create more and more exciting images in 2014” added Richard Cryer, co-director of Sarah Jewell Photography,


The Guild of Photographers is a highly regarded international photographic body. Members are dedicated to enhancing their skills in the art, craft and profession of photography and delivering the highest standards of customer service supported by continual professional development. For more information go to: www.photoguild.co.uk


Lesley Thirsk (Director of the Guild said that she is “delighted that Sarah & Rchard achieved their awards, The Guild has very demanding standards when judging photographic competitions. The judging is undertaken by a panel of internationally recognised experts from a variety of photographic backgrounds and all of the points from 9 months of the competition accumulate at the end of the 12 months to ‘Guild Photographer of the Year’