Bride and groom sitting on a bench looking at a lake - Picture by Little Jewel Photography

Picture of the Month – August 2012

And the winner is… Little Jewel Photography!

Bride and groom sitting on a bench looking at a lake - Picture by Little Jewel Photography

Congratulations to Little Jewel Photography, the winner of our August Picture of the Day competition. This beautiful picture received the most votes from our readers, and becomes the 8th picture to go through to our Picture of the Year vote in January.

We asked Julie of Little Jewel Photography to tell us a little bit about the picture.

“This is one of my all time favourite wedding images. It was taken of Jo and Dom who were married at Ripley Castle in Harrogate in April 2011. It was Easter weekend and one of the hottest days of the year.

“This picture was taken after the ceremony, during the time I spent just with the couple. The grounds at Ripley Castle are exquisite so we took a few glasses of Champagne and just went for a walk around the grounds, capturing a few intimate moments along the way. I try not to direct my couples too much as I find the best images are often the spontaneous ones.

“What I love about this image is its simplicity and tranquility; the bride and groom sharing a quiet moment together on their wedding day. The tenderness of the brides head resting on her husband’s shoulder; the couple looking out in the distance, picturing their future together. I like the anonymity of the shot… as though you can picture yourself being there in that moment.

“It was a fantastic day with a truly lovely couple who have just had a beautiful little baby so many congratulations to them!”

To see more from Little Jewel Photography visit www.littlejewel.co.uk

Black and white picture of bride opening curtains in front of window - Picture by Karli Harrison Photography

Picture of the Month – July 2012

And the winner is… Karli Harrison Photography!

Black and white picture of bride opening curtains in front of window - Picture by Karli Harrison Photography

Congratulations to Karli Harrison Photography, the winner of our July Picture of the Day competition. This beautiful picture received the most votes in our poll, and becomes the 7th picture to go through to our Picture of the Year vote.

The picture was taken before Claire and Roger’s wedding at Northop Hall Country House Hotel in Chester, and we asked Karli to tell us a little bit about how the picture came about.

“Claire and Roger’s wedding took place on 23rd June at the picturesque Northop Hall Country House Hotel, Chester. During the bridal preparations, I noticed how lovely the window looked in the bridal suite; grand curtains with a beautiful chandelier in the foreground. As soon as I saw Claire’s dress, I knew this picture would be the shot of the day. Not only does this picture show off the stunning detail in the design of her gown, but to me, it represents some of the factors that make wedding days so very special –  a beautiful bride, the excitement, the slight trepidation of what the day will bring and the hope of a bright new future ahead for her and her husband.

“I’d like to say a big thank you to the lovely Claire for being my gorgeous model, and a huge congrats to the new Mr and Mrs Miller!”

To see more of Karli’s work visit www.karliharrisonphotography.com

Bride and groom kissing in a field with dark clouds overhead - Picture by Charlotte Snowden Photography

Picture of the Month – June 2012

And the winner is… Charlotte Snowden Photography!

Bride and groom kissing in a field with dark clouds overhead - Picture by Charlotte Snowden Photography

We now have half our finalists for our Picture of the Year vote, after this fantastic picture by Charlotte Snowden received the most votes in our June Picture of the Day competition, and became the 6th picture to go through to the final vote. We asked a delighted Charlotte to tell us a little bit about the picture…

“This picture comes from the wedding of Dan and Sally which took place in Oxfordshire last summer. Dan and Sally had a beautiful horse drawn carriage which took them from their church wedding ceremony to their reception. On the way to the reception venue there were lovely rolling wheat fields, so I asked Dan and Sally if they would come into the field for the shot – the result was this spectacular image with the dramatic clouds in the background.”

To see more of Charlotte’s work visit www.charlottesnowdenweddingphotography.co.uk

Bride and groom on red sofa - Picture by John Charlton Photography

Picture of the Month – May 2012

And the winner is… John Charlton Photography!

Bride and groom on red sofa - Picture by John Charlton Photography

Congratulations to John Charlton Photography, the winner of our May Picture of the Day vote. This fantastic picture beat off some very strong competition to become the fifth picture to go through to our Picture of the Year vote.

Kath from John Charlton Photography told us how the couple, Ben and Kristen, won their services by raising a large amount of money for Cash for Kids

“This picture was taken at Ben and Kristen’s wedding at Malmaison in Birmingham on 21st August 2011.  Alongside several other wedding suppliers we offered our services for free as part of a competition run by Kerrang Radio, where one lucky couple could win their wedding.  To win, Ben and Kristen had to raise as much money as possible (through legal means!) within 7 days; all money raised went to a great local kids charity called Cash for Kids.  Ben managed to raise one of the largest amounts of money by riding a space-hopper for 3 miles; now that is what I call love!

“Their wedding day was fantastic. It was a transatlantic wedding, as Kristen is originally from Minneapolis; it was great that all her family could make it over, especially as it was all arranged at quite short notice.”

To see more of John Charlton Photography’s work visit www.johncharltonphotography.co.uk.

Silhouette of a bride and groom kissing in front of a beautiful sunset - Picture by Jonny Draper Photography

Picture of the Month – April 2012

And the winner is… Jonny Draper Photography!

Silhouette of a bride and groom kissing in front of a beautiful sunset - Picture by Jonny Draper Photography

Congratulations to Jonny Draper Photography, the winner of our Picture of the Day vote for April. This beautiful picture received the most votes from our readers, and is the fourth picture to go through to the Picture of the Year vote.

Taken at Sandhole Oak Barn in Cheshire, the picture was the result of Jonny and the couple being prepared to seize the perfect moment. Jonny told us how the picture came about…

“Carly and Ian hadn’t booked their February wedding for the weather, but somebody, somewhere, was smiling on them. The day was stunning; their Champagne reception at Sandhole Oak Barn in Cheshire was outside (on the 25th February!), and as the daylight started to fade, it looked like we might get lucky with a sunset.

“I mentioned this to Carly and Ian and they were VERY excited. They instructed me to grab them whenever I thought the light was best, even if it meant interrupting their wedding breakfast (I love clients like that – who really care about their photographs and are excited about what we might get as a result of their commitment).

“Unfortunately the moment did come in between courses, but I knew exactly where I wanted them in order to get the shot, so we literally popped outside for 2 minutes and the result is what you see!”

To see more of Jonny Draper Photography’s work visit www.jonnydraper.co.uk