£10,000 Cherub Smiles for proud mum Julie
Qualified Master Photographer, Jennifer Robertson - owner of Kyte Photography in Halifax - has won an amazing £10,000 for a local family with one of her award-winning photographs.
Jennifer entered her favourite photograph of the family's twins, Darcy and Noah White, into the 'Cherub of The Year' Competition, run by the Master Photographers Association (MPA) in conjunction with Bounty, the UK's best loved parenting club.
The Cherub programme is the UK's longest running baby photography promotion and is designed to capture a baby's first year via three different photoshoots and Jennifer's photograph was shortlisted from thousands of entries from all over the UK.
The win is even more poignant as the twins' parents Julie & Phil, also from Halifax, didn't think they could even have children after several traumatic miscarriages, ectopic pregnancies and IVF.
Mum Julie says: "We used to walk past Kyte's studio windows to look at the amazing photographs of cute babies. We knew if ever the day came along when we were lucky enough to have children of our own there was only one place to go!
"I cried when I first saw the photographs. Jennifer had captured the twins' personalities in a magical way. We will have these wonderful memories of their first year forever - they have stopped time for us. To win £10,000 on top of all this is just the icing on the cake!"
This latest accolade for Jennifer comes just 6 months after being voted the 'Cherubs Photographer of the Year 2010' at the prestigious Master Photography Awards last October.
Before Jennifer launched Kyte Photography 10 years ago - with business partner Lynne Fletcher - her background in newspapers and advertising saw her photograph dozens of celebrities from the Beckhams and Kylie Minogue to Paul McCartney.
Says Jennifer: "Kyte is already well known in the region for the quality of our baby photography, but to be recognised at a national level is a great honour. And to win £10,000 for a family who have been through so much is even more rewarding. It's so rewarding to see proud parents' faces light-up when they see their baby's photographs, it makes my job one of the best in the world!"
Cherubs is available to parents all over the UK. Your baby is photographed on three separate occasions during their first 18 months and after the final photo session you will receive a beautiful Art Leather triple folio, with the photographer's compliments. You will also have the opportunity to purchase extra photographs from each sitting, under no obligation.
Go to www.cherubs.uk.com for further information and to find a Cherubs photographer in your area.
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