August 2018 Photographer of the Month – Gregg Smith
Congratulations to Gregg Smith who has made it two wins in 2018 after being chosen as the August 2018 Photographer of the Month! He can look forward to receiving a £200 voucher for processing with Premier Image, the top UK pro-photo processing lab, who sponsor this competition.
Gregg, who runs a Barrett & Coe studio in Welwyn (Hertfordshire) qualified as a photographer in 2011 and has since undergone further training to achieve a Licentiate Qualification with the British Institute of Professional Photography (BIPP) and the Master Photographers Association (MPA). He has won numerous awards over recent years, recognising his talent and achievement to date, including several winning and runners-up entries in the Baby of the Month competition. He also achieved 2nd place in the 2014 Barrett & Coe Photographer of the Year competition and was also named as BOM Photographer of the Month in March 2018.
Along with his assistant Carol, Gregg works towards ensuring that every client has any enjoyable and relaxed photography session from start to finish. Gregg told us “I really enjoy welcoming new customers into my studio; the time spent photographing them and being able to build a rapport with them throughout the shoot and personalised viewing is really worthwhile. Seeing the great reaction when they come back to collect the final framed images gives me a real buzz!”
Gregg’s comfortable, well-equipped studio is ideally located in Welwyn; with a range of gastro pubs and restaurants, and is only a 10 minute drive away from Welwyn Garden City town centre which has some great shopping. The studio has a separate reception, studio and viewing area which allows clients to always have their own space which is especially helpful for parents with babies and young families. After the photographic experience clients can shop in the Howard Centre, or if the weather is nice, it’s lovely to for families to walk around Stanborough Lakes.