Stunning Vegas photo album wins Wedding Album of the Year

Wedding album by Rebecca Carpenter, printed by Henley Albums
(Image credit: Rebecca Carpenter)

Professional photographer Rebecca Carpenter has one the inaugural Wedding Album of the Year competition with a stunning set of images in a book printed and produced  by Henley Albums.

The new award was set up by The Photography Show to celebrate the talent and craft of professional wedding photographers and album makers, and championing the power of print, with the finalists being displayed at this year's show at the NEC.

Rachel Carpenter, who describes herself as a destination wedding and elopement photographer, shot her winning album for her clients Helena & Mark, who got married in Las Vegas.

(Image credit: Rebecca Carpenter)

Wedding album by Rebecca Carpenter, printed by Henley Albums

(Image credit: Rebecca Carpenter)

(Image credit: Rebecca Carpenter)

Some of the pages from Rebecca Carpenter's winning wedding album (Image credit: Rebecca Carpenter)

The judges commended her for her work commenting that the "This was a real show-stopping album. A great vintage look gave a consistency to the album, with a really strong stylized look that makes the most of the Las Vegas location. The personality of the couple really comes through and the photographer has not been afraid to use posing and wide-angle lenses to create an impact. The design of the album is really strong - making great use of breathing space - so that images do not look crowded."

Runners-up in the competition were: John Nassari with an album from Sim Imaging; Sarah Oliver working with Album Epoca; and Mike Garrard with Henley Albums.

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Chris George

Chris George has worked on Digital Camera World since its launch in 2017. He has been writing about photography, mobile phones, video making and technology for over 30 years – and has edited numerous magazines including PhotoPlus, N-Photo, Digital Camera, Video Camera, and Professional Photography. 

His first serious camera was the iconic Olympus OM10, with which he won the title of Young Photographer of the Year - long before the advent of autofocus and memory cards. Today he uses a Nikon D800, a Fujifilm X-T1, a Sony A7, and his iPhone 11 Pro.

He has written about technology for countless publications and websites including The Sunday Times Magazine, The Daily Telegraph, Dorling Kindersley, What Cellphone, T3 and Techradar.