BURLISON Photography, based at the Apsley Estate near Whitchurch, is celebrating after taking home a number of awards at the Master Photographers’ Association’s photography awards.

Dave Burlison runs the business with his wife Janice and the pair won in every category that they entered.

Dave took the top prize in categories including press and PR, commerical, portrait, fashion, wedding photography and wedding album design as well being named as the photographer of the year.

After the awards ceremony, Dave said: “It was fantastic, as we won every category that we went in for and we’ve not entered these awards before.

“To be members of the MPA you have to be earning your living as a photographer and be qualified, and it is the only organisation with those standards.

“You know that the photgraphers who belong to it are going to be the best so to win all the categories we went in for is unbelievable. It’s a huge honour to win.”

Chairman for the Wessex region of the MPA, Anthony Von Roretz, said: “I would like to congratulate Burlison Photogra-phy, specifically to have got first, second and third in the wedding category when being judged by Peter Bristo, who is an award-winning photographer himself.”