Wedding guest wearing rabbit costume head holding tea cup - Picture by Gabrielle Bower Photography

Picture of the Year 2017 Winner

And the winner of The Wedding Community’s Picture of the Year 2017 is… Gabrielle Bower Photography!

Wedding guest wearing rabbit costume head holding tea cup - Picture by Gabrielle Bower Photography

Our congratulations go to Gabrielle Bower Photography, winner of our 2017 Picture of the Year competition. This fun picture from Helen and Aaron’s wedding at The Hewett Arms fought off some extremely strong competition to receive the most votes in our poll. It’s fair to say Gabs was delighted when she heard the ‘epic’ news…

So Much Fun to Shoot

“Well this is a little bit exciting. I am well happy to have won Picture of the Year 2017 *does a little happy dance*. I was giddy at winning Picture of the Month so to go on to win Picture of the Year is epic news!

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Bride hugging father at altar - Picture by Peter Anslow Photography

Picture of the Year 2017 Runners-Up

The results are in, and soon we’ll announce the winner of The Wedding Community’s Picture of the Year 2017. Before we do we’d like to thank all of the photographers who entered pictures for our Picture of the Day feature. We really are so grateful for the continued support of a feature which has become so popular. We’d also like to congratulate all our finalists again, and give a special mention to the photographers whose pictures came second and third in this year’s vote…

2nd Place

Bride hugging father at altar - Picture by Peter Anslow Photography

This beautiful picture by Peter Anslow Photography took second place. Taken at Sara and Sabaean’s wedding at Stirk House Hotel, the picture perfectly captures the emotion of the moment after Sara’s father, Nasser, had walked her down the aisle…

“Nasser’s love for his daughter is obvious as he holds Sara, eyes closed and concentrating. The bridesmaid is struggling to hold back the tears, unlike Sara’s mum, Catherine. She is standing at the far right already consumed with tears and emotion just by looking at her husband and daughter as they embrace.”

3rd Place

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Vote for Your Picture of the Year 2017

From 258 pictures to just 12; it’s now time to vote for your Picture of the Year 2017. Please vote for your favourite 2017 Picture of the Day from the 12 finalists below, using the poll at the bottom of this post. Only one vote is allowed per person (voting is monitored – any duplicate votes will be void) and voting will close at 12pm on Monday 22nd January 2018. We’ll announce the winner on Tuesday 23rd January 2018. Good luck everyone.

Please make sure you use the poll to cast your vote. Any votes cast using the comments will not be counted, but feel free to comment as well as vote.

Voting has now closed. Find out which picture was voted our Picture of the Year 2017.

1. Peter Anslow Photography…

Bride hugging father at altar - Picture by Peter Anslow Photography

 

2. Andy Griffiths Photography…

Bride and groom on dance floor with paper confetti falling around them - Picture by Andy Griffiths Photography

 

3. Jamiri Photography…

Emotional bride hugging groom - Picture by Jamiri Photography

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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 Year 2016 Winner

And the winner of The Wedding Community’s Picture of the Year 2016 is… Neil Thomas Douglas Photography!

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

Huge congratulations to Neil Thomas Douglas Photography, winner of our Picture of the Year 2016 competition. Taken on The Necropolis in Glasgow, many factors, including patience, helped Neil to get this incredible shot. After positioning Chelsea and Martin in front of the amazing view and beautiful sunset, Neil then waited in his spot for 10 minutes for the light to be perfect. It was worth the wait!

Neil was ‘well chuffed’ when he heard he’d won…

“I am delighted to have won the 2016 Picture of the Year award. I am a man of few words, but I’d like to thank Chelsea and Martin for believing in my vision, and for climbing to the top of a rather high necropolis to get this view of the city at sunset.

“I’d also like to thank everyone who took the time out of their day to vote for me, and also The Wedding Community for hosting a fantastic competition.”

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

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

Picture of the Year 2016 Runners-Up

So, after a week of intense voting, the results are in. The last seven days has seen more votes cast than any of our Picture of the Year competitions since we started back in 2012, and we’d like to thank everyone who took the time to vote. Of course, our thanks also go to all the fantastic photographers who we’ve featured as Picture of the Day in 2016, and congratulations to all the photographers who made the final.

The winner of The Wedding Community’s Picture of the Year 2016 is going to be announced shortly, but before we do we’d like to give a special mention to the photographers whose pictures came second and third…

2nd Place

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

Chris Scott Photography took second place, with this shot from Ashley and Ross’ post wedding shoot. The picture perfectly captures the impromptu moment two men started playing oil drums as the couple walked up a cobbled alley in Dundee.

“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.”

3rd Place

Bride and groom in train station with passengers moving around them - Picture by James Tracey Photography

Third place went to James Tracey Photography for this fantastic picture he took of Anna and Andy at Grand Central Station. As their ‘secret wedding’ wasn’t a traditional day of celebrations, James took the couple around New York to get pictures in a mix of classic and cool locations.

James wanted the image to capture the buzz of New York, so he used a slightly slower shutter speed to blur the walking passengers.

“It took a few takes but when it came off I was delighted. I feel this captures the romance of the wedding with the hustle and bustle of New York, and it’s my favourite ever wedding photo!”

You can see more of Chris Scott Photography and James Tracey Photography’s work at www.chrisscottphotography.co.uk and jamestraceyphotography.com.