Bride and groom kissing in front of field - Picture by James Andrew Photography

Picture of the Month – December 2016

And the winner is… James Andrew Photography!

Bride and groom kissing in front of field - Picture by James Andrew Photography

We now have all our finalists for our 2016 Picture of the Year competition (voting opens next week), after this beautiful picture by James Andrew Photography was voted our December 2016 Picture of the Month. The picture was taken during Hannah and Anthony’s wedding at Cranage Hall in August 2016, as the sun started to set. James recalled what an emotional day it was…

“Hannah and Anthony tied the knot back in August at Cranage Hall, Cheshire. I met up with them a few weeks earlier near to the venue for an engagement shoot. We had a great laugh and I knew their wedding day was going to be amazing.

“On the big day a rather emotional ceremony was followed by prosecco and ice cream in the sun. The gardens at Cranage Hall made a stunning backdrop for their photos, and we couldn’t have asked for better weather. Later on Hannah’s dad’s gave a speech that left everyone reaching for the tissues again, and then it was time to get ready to party.

“As the sun started dropping and the dance floor was being prepped, we took a walk out towards the lake at the front of the house. Hannah and Anthony had a cuddle as the sun set and I managed to capture this shot of them. I think you can tell they are madly in love!”

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

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Bride and groom on bridge over river surrounded by trees - Picture by KGT Photos

Picture of the Month – November 2016

And the winner is… KGT Photos!

Bride and groom on bridge over river surrounded by trees - Picture by KGT Photos

There is now only one space up for grabs in our Picture of the Year competition in January, after this stunning picture by KGT Photos was voted our November 2016 Picture of the Month. Gary took this beautiful autumnal shot on the wedding day of his cousin, and he told us how the picture came about…

“This was actually my cousin’s wedding in October. They married in the Oran Mor and had booked a permit for photos in the Botanics.

“My girlfriend and I went to scout some locations the day before, and on the way back to the car we looked over the bridge (where the shot was taken). The sun was shining and lit all the autumn colours; it was stunning.

“Logistically it seemed mental to attempt the shot due to timings and the distance I had to run. But creativity got the better of me on the day and I went for it, and I’m really glad I did. This is easily one of my favourite shots I’ve ever captured.”

To see more of KGT Photos work visit www.kgtphotos.co.uk.

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Bride and groom standing on plinth with view over Glasgow at sunset - Picture by Neil Thomas Douglas Photography

Picture of the Month – October 2016

And the winner is… Neil Thomas Douglas Photography!

Bride and groom standing on plinth with view over Glasgow at sunset - Picture by Neil Thomas Douglas Photography

We now have 10 of our 12 finalists for our 2016 Picture of the Year competition, after this incredible picture by Neil Thomas Douglas Photography was voted The Wedding Community’s October 2016 Picture of the Month. This picture was taken during Chelsea and Martin wedding at WEST Brewery in Glasgow. Neil knew exactly where he wanted to take the couple for pictures, taking advantage of the beautiful sunset and incredible view to get this shot…

“Chelsea and Martin married at WEST brewery in Glasgow on the 5th September this year. I sensed that there would be a lovely sunset, and I knew the exact spot to take them.

“We ventured high above the city to The Necropolis, where I positioned them ready for the shot. I then went to my spot and waited about 10 minutes for the light to be perfect.”

To see more of Neil Thomas Douglas Photography’s work visit www.neilthomasdouglas.com.

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Men playing empty oil drums as bride and groom walk down cobbled street - Picture by Chris Scott Photography

Picture of the Month – September 2016

And the winner is… Chris Scott Photography!

Men playing empty oil drums as bride and groom walk down cobbled street - Picture by Chris Scott Photography

This fantastic picture by Chris Scott Photography received the most votes in our poll to win our September 2016 Picture of the Month. Taken on the cobbled streets of Dundee, the picture is from Ashley and Ross’ post wedding shoot, which took place a few days after their wedding. Chris explained how the shot came about…

“We had done the main shoot and wanted to get some urban shots in the city centre. I had a shot in Aberdeen from a previous wedding which Ashley and Ross loved, and I wanted to give them something along those lines.

“Having arrived at the location first I was quickly doing exposure checks before the couple arrived. I saw the two Chinese guys come out the back door of their restaurant into the alleyway to empty the cooking oil cans into a skip. We exchanged pleasantries and they asked what I was doing. I explained I was waiting for my bride and groom and they started laughing and joking among themselves.

“As Ashley and Ross started walking up the alley the guys played the oil drums as if they were ceremonial drums, and were serenading and dancing as Ashley and Ross passed them. It was an opportunist moment and, even though quite surreal, I managed to capture it.

“When I’m not shooting weddings my passion in photography is street/documentary. I am therefore always on the lookout for something out of nothing, and having to capture unplanned moments. It really paid off here.

“Ashley and Ross were over the moon with the image. Even though they’re not the focus of the image they loved it and have a canvason their wall at home. I have to say, it’s one of my favourites too.”

To see more of Chris Scott Photography’s work visit www.chrisscottphotography.co.uk.

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Two bride standing on steps in Rochdale Town Hall - Picture by Peter Anslow Photography

Picture of the Month – August 2016

And the winner is… Peter Anslow Photography!

Two bride standing on steps in Rochdale Town Hall - Picture by Peter Anslow Photography

Our congratulations go to Peter Anslow Photography, after this incredible picture received the most votes in our poll to win The Wedding Community’s August 2016 Picture of the Month. Taken at Jenny and Amanda’s Rochdale Town Hall wedding, Peter explained how his wife helped him get this stunning shot…

“I’m so thrilled to have won The Wedding Community’s Picture of the Month for August 2016, especially with the quality of the photographers (and photographs) involved.

“The photo was taken earlier this year at the lovely wedding of Jenny and Amanda at Rochdale Town Hall. It was a venue I had never been to before. So the week before I paid a visit to check out the venue but it was closed. This meant I only had the day of the wedding to look for some great photo opportunities. I wasn’t disappointed.

“I didn’t have much time, and being super self-critical there are one or two things I would have done differently. However, I’m still very pleased with the picture and, more importantly, Jenny and Amanda absolutely love it.

“My wife, Angela, is actually sat on a step behind the couple with my off camera flash. I wanted to show not only the love between Jenny and Amanda, but also the outstanding architecture surrounding them.

“To top the day off, a couple of guests didn’t turn up so Jenny and Amanda asked if we would like to stay and celebrate with them, and we had a lovely meal – perfect!”

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

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