Industry gongs for Peak-based photographer

Sara Porter, freelance photographer based in the Peaks.

Sara Porter, freelance photographer based in the Peaks.

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A Buxton-based photographer is celebrating after landing a prestigious industry award.

Sara Porter landed the Commercial Photographer of the Year gong at the North West branch of the British Institute of Professional Photography awards.

Sara is a freelance photographer who recently set up a large, commercial studio in Stockport.

Her portfolio of work covers a wide variety of commissions and as well as commercial photography, she has also seen work on exhibition in museums in Leeds and Macclesfield.

Sara received a total of five awards for her work including gold awards in architecture, commercial and advertising and pets portraits categories.

Sara said: “We’ve had a really great year since opening the studio in Stockport with shoots in and out of the studio.

“We’ve had great clients who have allowed us the scope to be creative with their briefs and in return we’ve been able to provide them with great images and artwork to promote their businesses.

“The awards have just really capped off a great year and it is always an honour to win any award from the BIPP as the standards within the Institute are so high.

“It’s also great that they have all been awarded for work that we have done with businesses in the North West including Chetham’s School of Music, the designer Laura Orchant and local girls the Hayes Sisters.”

To see more of Sara’s work, visit her website at www.saraporterphotography.co.uk.