Bride's veil blowing away in wind as bride and groom pose for picture - Picture by James Andrew Photography

Picture of the Month – August 2018

And the winner is… James Andrew Photography!

We have another finalist for our 2018 Picture of the Year vote in January, after you voted this fab picture by James Andrew Photography our August 2018 Picture of the Month. This is the second time one of James’ pictures has made it through to a Picture of the Year final, having also gone through in 2016 with this image. Taken at Caroline and Andy’s wedding earlier this year, James explained how he didn’t realise he’d even captured this moment until later in the day…

Bride's veil blowing away in wind as bride and groom pose for picture - Picture by James Andrew Photography

Couldn’t Escape the Wind

“Caroline and Andy married at Norton Priory in Cheshire on Saturday 28th July this year. After six weeks of sunshine it seemed as though summer was coming to an end with the forecast that day saying wind and rain! Luckily the rain held off for most of the day but we couldn’t escape the wind…

“Caroline and Andy had a gorgeous ceremony in the remains of the 12th century abbey surrounded by their family and friends. After they said their ‘I do’s’ they headed out in to the gardens for drinks, greeted by glorious sunshine. Although I was aware of the breeze I didn’t think much of it, so I grabbed Andy and Caroline and we went off to do some portraits.

“I asked the couple to stand by the ruins, but as I raised the camera to my eye a massive gust of wind blew over. I could see Caroline’s veil was starting to lift off so I just kept my finger on the shutter release and waited to see what happened… her veil took off like a kite and headed off into he distance.

“Everyone laughed, including Caroline who thought it was hilarious! I retrieved the veil and we carried on with their wedding portraits, and it was only later on when I looked back that I realised I’d caught this one-off moment.”

To see more of James Andrew Photography’s work visit www.jamesandrewphotography.co.uk.

Bride with veil over her face and hand on her chin - Picture by Peter Anslow Photography

Picture of the Month – July 2018

And the winner is… Peter Anslow Photography!

Our congratulations go to Peter Anslow after this beautiful picture received the most votes in our poll to win our July 2018 Picture of the Month award. As he also won our our February 2018 vote, Peter is the first photographer ever to have two pictures in a year make it through to our Picture of the Year competition. Taken at Claire and Barry’s wedding at Haworth Art Gallery earlier this year, this picture also received a Bronze Award from The Guild of Photographers.

Bride with veil over her face and hand on her chin - Picture by Peter Anslow Photography

To see more of Peter Anslow Photography’s work visit www.peteranslow.co.uk.

Picture of the Month – June 2018

And the winner is… Ryan Goold Photography!

We now have half of our finalists for our Picture of the Year vote in January, after you voted this beautiful picture by Ryan Goold Photography our June 2018 Picture of the Month. Taken at Lauren and James’ wedding in Somerset, Ryan explained how he had to act quickly to make the most of the perfect sunlight…

Bride and groom kissing under tree - Picture by Ryan Goold Photography

It Turned Out Lovely

“Lauren and James married on the 5th May this year at the stunning Longhouse wedding venue in Somerset. It was my first time photographing there and it was amazing. Used during the week as an activity-filled day out for schools, with climbing, raft building and so on, at the weekend Longhouse gets transformed into a beautiful wedding venue.

“I spotted the raised banks down from the venue, and I was actively looking for the sunlight at this time of day. Luckily it happened to fall through the trees so I quickly got the bride and groom to stand over by them ready for the shot; it turned out lovely. I love using greenery no matter where I am, and always look to bring it into the couple photos.”

To see more of Ryna Goold Photography’s work visit www.ryangooldphotography.co.uk.

Bride and groom in front of the Royal Liver Building in Liverpool - Picture by About Today Photography

Picture of the Month – May 2018

And the winner is… About Today Photography!

Our congratulations go to Zoe and Tom of About Today Photography, after this fantastic picture received the most votes in poll to win our May 2018 Picture of the Month award. Taken in front of the Liver Building in Liverpool, Zoe explained how the couple, Janice and Ryan, had asked for some iconic backdrops for their couple pictures…

Bride and groom in front of the Royal Liver Building in Liverpool - Picture by About Today Photography

Colourful and Bright

“Janice and Ryan are from London but now live in Dubai. Having seen The Isla Gladstone on TV, Janice thought the glass house would fit perfectly with their tropical theme, so they decided to celebrate with all their friends and family in Liverpool. As they weren’t familiar with the city, they requested iconic Liverpool backdrops for their couple shoot.

“We took them on a little tour of the docklands, and naturally we had to include the Liver Building! It was such a beautiful summer’s day so the Pier Head area was packed, but Janice and Ryan took it in their stride, laughing and joking with each other whilst surrounded by tourists. We absolutely love colourful and bright photography so we loved Janice and Ryan’s modern tropical theme. The bright, vivid colours of Janice’s tropical flower bouquet looked amazing against the deep blue sky that day!”

To see more of About Today Photography’s work visit www.abouttodayphotography.com.

Back view of bride and groom walking though a field of wheat - Picture by Dos Clavos

Picture of the Month – April 2018

And the winner is… Dos Clavos!

We now have four of our twelve finalists for our 2018 Picture of the Year competition, after this beautiful picture by Dos Clavos was voted our April 2018 Picture of the Month. Taken at the wedding of Soli and Juan in Argentina, Damian of Dos Clavos explained how they like to use natural light in order to get shots like this…

Back view of bride and groom walking though a field of wheat - Picture by Dos Clavos

Natural Light

“When we photograph weddings we always take a moment with the couple to take pictures on their own. On this occasion, Soli and Juan’s wedding was at the beautiful Estancia Santa Elena in Jauregui, Buenos Aires, Argentina, on 10th February 2018. The weather and the light were awesome, and Soli and Juan looked just perfect in the light. They had a wonderful wedding.

“We try to work with natural light as we believe this is when we get the best results. We always look for spontaneity and freshness in each work, without asking the bride and groom to pose.”

To see more of Dos Clavos’ work visit www.dosclavos.com.