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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Bride doing twirl with groom in middle of tall trees - Picture by Déus Photography

Picture of the Month – July 2016

And the winner is… Déus Photography!

Bride doing twirl with groom in middle of tall trees - Picture by Déus Photography

This incredible picture by Déus Photography received the most votes in our poll and has won our July 2016 Picture of the Month competition. Taken at Bree and Justin’s wedding in Canberra, Australia, this picture was taken as part of their ‘first look’ session before their ceremony. Jane of Déus Photography explained how this picture would never have happened had it not been for a change of wedding location…

“I’m stoked that Justin and Bree’s little twirl down the lane at Poacher’s Pantry in Canberra, Australia, won Picture of the Month. Their wedding was originally planned to happen in Thailand; I was super excited to be heading there for a working holiday! However, for a few reasons they decided to hold their wedding in their home town of Canberra. The beautiful, warm autumn colours and stunning country scenery made up for our missed Thailand escape!

“This image was actually part of a ‘first look’ session before their wedding ceremony. I asked Justin and Bree to take a walk down this tree-lined laneway and spend some ‘alone time’ together before they were to be married. This twirl happened instantaneously after Bree showed her dress off to Justin. They love a dance and I wasn’t surprised when it happened, and was glad to be ready with my camera for the moment.

“The image was shot on a Canon 5Diii with a 35mm lens. I am a big fan of incorporating my couples into the surrounding landscape and like to think it’s more than a wedding photo. Some might even think of it as a piece of art hanging on a wall somewhere.”

To see more of Déus Photography’s work visit www.weddingphotographybrisbane.com

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Bride and groom standing on cliff with seagulls flying overhead - Picture by Katherine Ashdown Photography

Picture of the Month – June 2016

And the winner is… Katherine Ashdown Photography!

Bride and groom standing on cliff with seagulls flying overhead - Picture by Katherine Ashdown Photography

We now have half of our finalists for our 2016 Picture of the Year competition, after this stunning picture by Katherine Ashdown Photography was voted The Wedding Community’s June 2016 Picture of the Month. Taken at Lucy and Steve’s wedding in Devon earlier this year, the couple were only too happy to climb the rocks by their beachfront venue so Katherine could get this shot…

“I am thrilled to have won Picture of the Month with this shot. This was taken at Steve and Lucy’s wedding at the incredible Tunnels Beaches in Devon. I am from Norfolk so had travelled down especially for their day in May this year.

“They had the most incredible weather and the venue is surrounded by angular cliffs and a private beach. Lucy is also a wedding photographer so the pressure was on, but that also meant they were up for anything I suggested, including climbing up these rocks for this shot.

“All day I had seen seagulls flying around and thought it would be lovely to capture them in a shot, but these two appeared at the perfect moment for this image.

“It was the most wonderful, fun, relaxed wedding and I felt very lucky to be able to capture it for them. This shot to me especially summarised their love of Devon and of this incredible venue so I am over the moon it won!”

To see more of Katherine Ashdown Photography’s work visit www.katherineashdown.co.uk

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Silhouette of large tree and bride and groom walking down a hill - Picture by Andrew Keher Photography

Picture of the Month – May 2016

And the winner is… Andrew Keher Photography!

Silhouette of large tree and bride and groom walking down a hill - Picture by Andrew Keher Photography

Our congratulations go to Andrew Keher Photography, after this stunning picture was voted our May 2016 Picture of the Month. Taken at Sarah and Andy’s wedding in the Peak District, Andy explains the lengths he went to in order to get this shot…

“This shot was taken a couple of months ago at Sarah and Andy’s wedding, in the last bit of evening light. It was taken on an ultra wide-angle lens to really capture the sense of scale of such a dramatic landscape.

“They managed to climb right to the top of the big hill above the famous Speedwell Caverns, and I’m actually about 30 feet below them at this point, clinging to a rather steep slope and trying not to slide down!

“The thing I love most about this image is the sense of adventure and the journey ahead, the couple supporting each other on their epic trek; hopefully a sign of the amazing marriage they will enjoy together!

“It’s always a pleasure to surprise the couple with a shot like this too – they really had no idea what I had in my head when I made them clamber up there in the wind and the cold, but I knew exactly the look I wanted It doesn’t always work out, but I’m really pleased this one did!”

To see more of Andrew Keher Photography’s work visit andrewkeher.co.uk.

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