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Brett Harkness Scoops Children's Photographer of the Year Award


September 25, 2006, Press Dispensary. The talent and expertise of Brett Harkness, the Lancashire based lifestyle portrait photographer (, is recognised this month – September 2006 - by Professional Photographer Magazine with its prestigious Professional Children’s Photographer of the Year award.

The Children’s Photographer of the Year title highlights Harkness’s skill and creative vision in capturing the delicate beauty of babies and children. Drawing upon his extensive professional photographic experience, Brett Harkness offers families the chance to be portrayed by a highly sought photographic artist – on location.

Kristie Harkness, Brett’s wife and professional partner, says: “We prefer to work outside where the natural light and atmosphere of the locale adds to the story told by the photographs. Wherever we are, we strive to capture the essence and emotion of the subject in a beautiful way.”

Simply passionate about his work, Harkness says: “Being a photographer is not a job, it is who I am."

The renowned photography publication’s accolade is a crowning glory for the photographer who carved out his reputation with select international clients and travelled worldwide in pursuit of his craft.

Brett Harkness Photography offers a range of services including weddings, commercial, travel and documentary work.

To book an autumn shoot for Christmas, customers can call Kristie on 01706 340 792 or email

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Notes for editors
Brett Harkness, together with wife Kristie, operates from a studio in Milnrow, Lancashire. The company was established in 2002. Brett Harkness also currently works for a contemporary photographic training team.

Brett includes corporate clients such as Harvey Nichols, L’Oreal and Kiels in his client portfolio and has worked with major music industry names such as Feeder, Goldfrapp and the Zutons. International assignments in 2006 have included events in Cuba and Italy.

Before setting up the company, Brett Harkness spent six years working as a photographer aboard cruise ships in Miami. Travelling worldwide, he photographed events such as ‘il palio’ horse races in Sienna, and the ‘la tomatina’ tomato throwing festival of Spain. He has a wide-ranging library of images.

For further information, please contact:
Kristie Bararuk-Harkness, director
Brett Harkness Photography
Tel: 01706 340 792 / 07793032930

Media contacts

Kristie Bararuk-Harkness, director
Tel: 01706 340 792 / 07793032930

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