Sarah Edmunds MA, FSWPP, WPPI Master

Photographer | Retoucher | Educator

British-born Sarah Edmunds specializes in wedding, portrait, and commercial beauty and fashion photography. She has been a self-employed business owner for 28 years, during which time she has lived and worked in six cities across three continents. Now based in northern Italy, Sarah is a Fellow of The Societies of Wedding and Portrait Photographers (SWPP), and Master of Wedding & Portrait Photographers International (WPPI). In her previous life “BP” (Before Photography), Sarah was a classically trained actress following three years of training at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School in England, and worked as a professional actress for stage, tv and radio in London and Frankfurt. At the age of 37, shortly after having her second child and while running two businesses, she attained a Master’s Degree in Translation with distinction from the University of Bristol, and spent 15 years as a qualified member of the Chartered Institute of Linguists, specialising in law and science.

Sarah is now a fully qualified judge for the UK’s The Societies of Photographers as well as the US-based WPPI. Most recently, Sarah was one of six internationally renowned photographers chosen to judge International Portrait Photographer of the Year. She has won over 100 silver and gold awards from international competitions, including six 1st place trophies for print competition at WPPI and the Grand Award for the online Creative Division, and four 1st place trophies from The Societies of Wedding and Portrait Photographers. Between 2019 and 2020 Sarah was named Photographer of the Year four times, in Fashion, Avant-Garde, Advertising and Maternity categories. Her work has been featured online, on billboards, and in print publications around the world, including Professional Photo (front cover), Rangefinder, Shutter magazine, among others.

Alongside her full-time photography and editing career, Sarah is a Brand Ambassador for Graphistudio and Global Educator for Godox lighting equipment. Her work is regularly exhibited by Hahnemuhle, for whom she has provided speaking engagements at international photography shows. Sarah also provides private mentoring and teaches photography and advanced retouching techniques online.

Instagram: https://instagram.com/sarahedmundsphotographer

Websites: sarahedmunds.co, love-edits.com.

AWARDS & ACCOLADES

2020

Maternity 16×20 Photographer of the Year 2020 SWPP (1st place)

Advertising 16×20 Overall Photographer of the Year SWPP (1st place)

2nd place 16×20 Print Competition Commissioned Portrait SWPP 2020

2nd place 16×20 Print Competition Creative Portrait SWPP 2020

2nd place 16×20 Print Competition Monochrome SWPP 2020

3rd place 16×20 Print Competition Group Portrait SWPP 2020

2019

Awarded Master of WPPI

Awarded Fellow of SWPP

Fashion Photographer of the Year 2019 SWPP

Open Avant Garde Photographer of the Year 2019 SWPP

1st place 16×20 Print Competition Classical Portrait, SWPP 2019

2nd place Classical Portrait, SWPP 2019

1st place 16×20 Print Competition Fashion Portrait, SWPP 2019

2nd place 16×20 Print Competition Portrait Avant Garde, SWPP 2019

3rd place 16×20 Print Competition Portrait Avant Garde, SWPP 2019

3rd place 16×20 Print Competition Overall Portrait, SWPP 2019

1st place WPPI First Half 2019, Commercial

1st place WPPI Second Half 2019, Children

1st place Gold award WPE Fine Art Nude portrait

3rd place Silver award WPE Individual portrait

3rd place Gold award WPE Fashion portrait

2018

1st place WPPI Second Half Competition 2018, Boudoir

2nd place place WPPI Second Half Competition 2018, Fine Art Nude

2nd place WPPI Second Half Competition 2018, Individual Portrait

1st place WPPI Annual 16×20 Print Competition 2018, Portrait Teenager

2nd place WPPI Annual 16×20 Print Competition 2018, Portrait Maternity

2nd place WPPI 2018 Annual In-Camera Artistry

2017

1st Place WPPI 16×20 Annual Print Competition 2017, Premiere

3rd place WPPI First Half 2017, Portrait Individual

Gold Award WPPI  16×20 Print Competition 2018, Portrait – Teenager

Gold Award WPPI  16×20 Print Competition 2018, Creative – Fashion & Beauty

Gold Award WPPI  16×20 Print Competition 2017, Premiere

Gold Award SWPP Portrait Avant Garde (September 2017)

Gold Award SWPP Bump to Baby (September 2017)

Gold Award SWPP Beauty & Boudoir (March 2018)

Gold Award SWPP Open Avant Garde (March 2018)

Gold Award SWPP Environmental Portrait (March 2018)

Gold Award SWPP Fashion (March 2018)

Gold Award SWPP Portrait Avant Garde (March 2018)

Gold Award SWPP Studio Portrait (March 2018)

Highly Commended SWPP Children (March 2018)

Highly Commended SWPP Pictorial/Fine Art (March 2018)

19 Silver Awards, Portrait Masters (International) 2017/2018

12 Bronze Awards Portrait Masters (International) 2017/2018

Silver Award Honors of Excellence WPPI First Half 2017, Illustrative
Silver Award Honors of Excellence WPPI First Half 2016, Portrait Individual
Silver Award Honors of Excellence WPPI Second Half 2017, Wedding Couple Together (Wedding Day)
Silver Award Honors of Excellence WPPI Second Half 2017, Fashion/Beauty
Silver Award Honors of Excellence WPPI Second Half 2017, Boudoir

Silver Award Honors of Excellence WPPI Annual Premiere Category 16×20 Print Competition, Portrait Individual
Silver Award Honors of Excellence WPPI Second Half 2016, Beauty/Boudoir
Silver Award Honors of Excellence WPPI Second Half 2016, Engagement