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Photographer Excellence Award Winner – Stephen Hands

Congratulations to Stephen Hands of Barrett & Coe Romford who has been chosen as the winner of the latest SuperDog Photographer Excellence Awards!

The awards were formed to recognise the quality of photography among our Approved and Recommended studios and are judged by a representative of our charity partner Hearing Dogs for Deaf People.

Three of Stephen’s entries were selected for their excellence in the latest SuperDog of the Month competition and, as a winner, he receives £50 and a winner’s certificate.

We caught up with Stephen to get his reaction to his success: “I love my dog photography and always have a great time with the owners. They always leave with a great experience and learn what it takes to create these amazing images. I’m looking forward to many more great shoots and hopefully win ‘Super Dog of the Year’ again. My thanks to the judges.

After spending 37 years working in the City as a broker, Stephen decided to hang up the phone and pick up the camera. Photography had always been his passion from an early age, and Stephen decided to branch out as a full-time photographer with Barrett & Coe, the experienced and respected group of portrait photographers. Stephen says; “My life has changed completely. Working on Saturdays is a first for me, but it comes with the satisfaction of running my own business. One of the best things about it is meeting new families and creating images that they love. To see the reaction from clients when they see my work is priceless and makes all the hard work worthwhile!

Stephen’s studio is based on an industrial park, situated on the ground floor which is a help to mums with prams and any person with disabilities, as they can easily get into the studio. It is only 10 mins drive from Upminster town centre which has a large selection of family-friendly coffee shops and restaurants. There are local attractions including Old MacDonalds Farm, Brentwood. The studio is easy to access from the A127 and B186. Buses stop outside the main entrance to the estate, and it is 10 mins from Upminster Overground and District Line services. Lastly, the area has some fine country pubs to visit after the shoot to complete the family experience!

Congratulations from everyone at SuperDog to Stephen!

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I love my dog photography and always have a great time with the owners.

Photographer Stephen Hands

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