Her husband Trevor has picked up scores of top photographic awards over the past fifteen years, but now Faye Yerbury is under the spotlight herself with an amazing hat-trick of national wins at a key photographic convention in London.
Faye, who is equally at home creating high quality, exotic nude images as she is shooting high society weddings, has been named the Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers’ Bridal Portrait Photographer of the Year (2008) with a highly unusual shot of the back of a bride.
Explains Edinburgh-based Faye: “At every wedding we do I always take some photographs of the bride facing away from the camera. Every bride loves to see images of the back of her dress - and that particular pose is one of my favourites. The winning picture was shot at a castle in Fife last summer and the bride wore a stunning £2,000 silk satin dress from Edinburgh designer Natalia Misslin.
Not content with just one major win at the annual SWPP Convention, Faye went on the win the Glamour Photographer of the Year title with a stunning full frontal nude image of a model, shot in a famous Somerset country house - and then secured the hat-trick by grabbing the coveted Overall Open Photographer of the Year title with another nude shot of a beautiful young New Zealand girl.
The Yerbury photo duo has won international acclaim for outstanding ‘high society’ wedding portraiture and recently launched www.yerburyconfidential.com – a hugely popular diversification from traditional wedding and portrait shoots, in which brides- to-be commission high quality erotic photo books to be presented to their husbands on the wedding night.
Adds Faye: “I am over the moon to have won these three awards. Trevor and I take exceptional care at every single shoot to ensure our clients get memorable photographs – no matter whether they have their clothes on or whether they are posing completely naked for our cameras.
The Yerburys were recently commissioned to shoot a unique fund-raising calendar, comprising a dozen nude images of top skier Alain Baxter, to boost his bid for glory at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics.