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.

Bridesmaid wiping away tear - Picture by Steve Grogan Photography

Picture of the Month – March 2018

And the winner is… Steve Grogan Photography!

Congratulations to Steve Grogan Photography, the winner of our March 2018 Picture of the Month. Steve’s emotional picture from Mel and Baz’s wedding received the most votes in our poll to become the third picture to go through to our Picture of the Year vote in January. Steve told us a bit about the picture, which was from one of his favourite weddings of 2017…

Bridesmaid wiping away tear - Picture by Steve Grogan Photography

Range of Emotions

“I captured this moment during the wedding of Mel and Baz on 1st September 2017, at Billesley Manor in Warwickshire. I’d noticed a couple of the bridesmaids crying during the ceremony, and the occasion seemed to have got to this lady in particular, as she couldn’t hold in the tears even after the ceremony was over. The guests were waiting around as Mel and Baz were signing the register, so I made my move over to the far side of the room to capture this shot.

“I love the range of emotions; the laughter from the other guests contrasting with the tears. Plus the light in the ceremony room at Billesley Manor was just incredible. It was a wonderful day and one of my favourite weddings of 2017.”

To see more of Steve Grogan Photography’s work visit www.stevegroganphotography.com.

Bride and groom standing by large mechanical cog - Picture by Peter Anslow Photography

Picture of the Month – February 2018

And the winner is… Peter Anslow Photography!

Our congratulations go to Peter Anslow Photography after this picture received the most votes in our February 2018 Picture of the Day competition. A runner-up in our 2017 Picture of the Year competition, Peter will be hoping to go one better this year with this fabulous picture. Taken at the wedding of Sammy and David in September last year, Peter explained how he got the ‘dark and moody look’ he wanted…

Bride and groom standing by large mechanical cog - Picture by Peter Anslow Photography

Something a Little Different

“David and Sammy married at St Matthew’s Church in Burnley, with their reception at The Inn on the Wharf. It was a pleasant day, so we went to the park opposite the church for most of the photographs as The Inn On The Wharf wasn’t renowned for its lovely architecture. I say ‘wasn’t’ because unfortunately the pub closed its doors the Monday after, so this was the last ever wedding reception at the venue.

“The pub backs on to the Leeds and Liverpool Canal, and this presented an opportunity for something a little different with the large cog from the canal lock gate. I took the picture at around 4pm so it was still light, but I wanted a dark and moody look so I adjusted the settings on my camera and placed a flash behind the couple. The result is exactly what I wanted; just enough light to illuminate the couple, with some of the light bouncing off Sammy’s dress to expose the mechanical cog.

“I really like this picture and, more importantly, so do Sammy and David.”

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