A GREENWICH photographer has joined an exclusive group of snappers after bagging a top prize.

Andrea Whelan, a child and baby photographer, saw her picture named runner-up out of 10,000photos in the international image of the month competition, run by the Guild of Professional Photographers.

Ms Whelan, who launched a business two years ago, can now join the Photographers Bar - an exclusive group of photographers.

She said: "Andrea says "2013 has been the most incredible year for me and my business. I am over the moon to have been voted runner-up.

"I cannot wait to meet clients old and new through 2014, I have a feeling it’s going to even bigger and better than last year."

To celebrate, Ms Whelan is offering readers half-price photo sessions. Visit andreawhelan.com for details.