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8th Feb 2022 Sussex Photographer, Nikki Goodeve wins Founders Cup!
The Guild of Photographers is an Association with several thousand members that promotes learning and high standards for photographers everywhere. It runs “The Founders Cup” to acknowledge Roy Doorbar and Ian Gee, who founded the Guild in 1988.

Entrants had to submit 3 images which were connected or themed in some way. A panel of highly respected judges have reviewed all the entries and narrowed them down to just 10 finalists.

Nikki Goodeve, from Haywards Heath, West Sussex was announced as the overall winner with her 3 images called ‘Endless Love’.

Nikki said “My panel was born out of my love of animals, I wanted to create a story that illustrates the bond between man and dog, and the emotional impact a pet feels through loss & the mourning of their master." She detailed her vision for her story and spent time planning and preparing props to connect the three images together.
Nikki explained, “Having cast wonderful Penny the dog to play the main part, she fitted my vision perfectly with her big soulful eyes and greying whiskers. I wanted each image to carry key elements into each shot, so used worry beads, a dog lead, pocket watch and the man’s shoes into each scene. In the final image I created a picture frame of the two together to show their love & connection, which had now become a memory with Penny left behind”.

Nikki also went on to win Top Ten International Pet Photographer of the Year, Top Ten International People Photographer or the Year and Two Photographers Bars.
Guild Director Lesley Thirsk says: "To have been selected to reach the final is a great achievement. To be the Winner is a fantastic accolade and shows how talented Nikki Goodeve is".

Nikki was announced the overall winner at an Awards night held at a Jacobean mansion in Cheshire this last weekend (February 5th) 2022. Nikki received a trophy and an amazing SpyderX Photo Kit, courtesy of Datacolor who sponsored the Award.

Panel of Images that won Nikki the 2022 Founders Cup
Glass trophy awarded to Nikki Goodeve for winning the Founders Cup 2022
Nikki Goodeve receiving her award from Steve at The Guild of Photographers in 2022

2021 Christmas mini dates announced!

Feature your own children in a beautifully crafted Christmas card image. For a limited time, this year I am offering two different options with my Christmas mini shoots.

As well as offering my popular & magical 'Christmas window' from last year, I have also introduced a cosy Christmas scene where you can feature your children alongside Father Christmas or on their own. 

For details and to book online visit my Christmas Mini Booking here. 

7th Feb 2021  (Guild of Photographers Official Press Release)
Local Photographer Nikki Goodeve has gained international recognition by winning a haul of significant awards with the Guild of Professional Photographers, including being Runner up for The Founders Cup and Runner Up International Pet Photographer of the Year.  Read more>>
Mothers Day Mini Photoshoot - Feb 2021

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