Introduced last year, this award is given to the photographer posting on our Facebook Page who. in my opinion, has shown the biggest improvement over the year. This year. I'm pleased to present the award to Southport, Merseyside, photographer Louise Draper. Louise works in the N.H.S., but her two passions are her three dogs and photography. Earlier this year, Louise took a pet photography workshop with Caroline Bridges and all aspects of her photography has improved tremendously. Louise recently bought a backdrop and lighting kit, and shot two weddings as my second shooter, and shows great promise in this field.

Below is a selection of photographs posted by Louise over the last year.