We’re delighted to announce Barrett & Coe photographer Stephen Hands has captured the winning entry in the 2020 Baby of the Year competition!
Stephen’s high standard of creative photography has long impressed Baby of the Month judges and clients alike and this, after several monthly winning entries, is his first success in the annual Baby of the Year competition.
His image of baby Lily was originally taken in the August & September 2020 Baby of the Month competition, two finalist entries taken by his studio. Stephen, who until 2017 was working as a broker, swapped life in the city for a new career behind the camera, told us:
I was thrilled to hear that Lily had won the Baby of the Year 2020 competition. We’ve had lots of winners and Top-10 Finalists in the past, but to achieve the winning image is such a buzz, and hopefully, it’s not the last!
Lily’s session was really enjoyable, and she was such a fun baby to work with. She smiled and laughed all the way through, which actually made the entry choice very difficult! She’s certainly a wonderful child. My congratulations go to the Bronstein family, who must be so thrilled with the result. I’m looking forward to seeing them all at the prize presentation and thanking them for bringing Lily to my studio!
Lily will shortly receive a cheque for £5000 to celebrate her achievement, congratulations to Stephen and Lily from everyone at Barrett & Coe!