Bridesmaid spaying bride's hair with hairspray - Picture by Karli Harrison Photography

Picture of the Year 2014 Winner

And the winner of The Wedding Community’s Picture of the Year 2014 is… Karli Harrison Photography!

Bridesmaid spaying bride's hair with hairspray - Picture by Karli Harrison Photography

Our congratulations go to Karli Harrison Photography, after this stunning picture was voted The Wedding Community’s 2014 Picture of the Year. The picture is from the wedding of Amelia and Danny in July 2013, and Karli told us that it may not have even been taken if it hadn’t been raining outside. As they couldn’t use the grounds of the venue for photographs they went to the bridal suite to take some shots, and Karli set-up her flash on a stand behind Amelia. As the hairspray came out of the can it was caught by the flash resulting in this incredible effect.

This is the second time Karli has won The Wedding Community’s Picture of the Year, having also been crowned the winner in 2012

“Winner of Picture of the Year! Again! I am once again completely in shock. I am blown away and incredibly touched by the amazing support everyone has shown, it means the world to me. I want to say the biggest thank you to all my lovely friends, family and supporters, without you this wouldn’t have been possible. Thank you to the beautiful Amelia for being the perfect subject, and to her bridal party for making hairspray look so magical! I would also like to say well done to the other photographers, you all had beautiful photos and it was a privilege to be listed in the final 12 with you.

“This all feels like a dream, being included in the final 12 from 260 pictures from the year is an honour, but to win the whole thing is pretty special. And to win it twice is even more so; it’s going to take a while to sink in.

“What I loved the most about winning in 2012 was how my clients were just as excited (if not more so!) than I was, and it certainly attracted interest from new brides and grooms looking for their photographer. I look forward to celebrating with all my lovely clients this year, past and present! Thank you to everyone who has helped make this start to 2015 so special. WE DID IT! Time to pop open some champagne to celebrate…”

To see more of Karli’s work visit http://karliharrisonphotography.com

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Bride and groom - Picture by Jamie Penfold Photography

Picture of the Year 2014 Runners-Up

At 12noon we’ll be announcing the winner of our 2014 Picture of the Year vote, but first we’d like to give a special mention to the photographers who took second and third place…

2nd Place

Bride and groom - Picture by Jamie Penfold Photography

Second place went to this picture by Jamie Penfold Photography. Taken at the Roof Bar on top of The Vermont Hotel in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Jamie took the picture from low down to give it an interesting viewpoint, and used the lines of the floorboards and plant boxes to guide the eye to the couple, Adam and Tanya.

 

3rd Place

Bride and groom kissing in a field in hazy sunshine - Picture by Katy Lunsford Photography

Third place went to this picture by Katy Lunsford Photography, taken at Bryony and Faraz’s rustic French wedding. Katy spotted the golden field the day before the wedding and realised that the sun would be going down in exactly the right place to get the most gorgeous golden light, if the timing was right, so Bryony and Faraz delayed their wedding speeches so they could get the shot.

Congratulations to Jamie and Katy, and you can see more of their work by visiting http://memoriesandemotions.co.uk and www.katylunsford.com.

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Bride and bridesmaids throwing umbrellas in the air - Picture by DSB Creative

Picture of the Year 2013 Winner

And the winner of The Wedding Community’s Picture of the Year 2013 is… DSB Creative!

Bride and bridesmaids throwing umbrellas in the air - Picture by DSB Creative

Our congratulations go to DSB Creative, the winner of our 2013 Picture of the Year competition. Taken at the wedding of Dave and Anna, the gale force winds on the day created the perfect opportunity for this picture, which Damian of DSB took whilst laying in nettles and hard cow dung! On the count of three Anna and her bridesmaids released their umbrellas which flew off into the heavens, and Damian timed the moment perfectly, capturing a shot which is “almost perfectly symmetrical”.

Damian was delighted when he heard his picture had won, and wanted to thank everyone who voted…

“First of all, I am still shocked. I was absolutely ‘chuffed’ to bits when I won picture of the month last year, which I did not expect at all. When the phone rang I answered nervously, and my first thought was maybe I’d come third at best, as it was such a strong competition and all the other pictures were amazing. I had my favourites within the 12 entered, which were such strong images, so when I heard I’d won – jeez, I was shocked then super happy, and I could not stop laughing down the phone, much to Kim’s amusement!

“The support I had from friends, previous clients, new clients, and people I don’t know who have voted has been overwhelming, so I thank them all for the support and I am so so humbled by the fact that people have gone out of the way to vote for that pic. Special thanks go to Anna, Laura and Rachel for being ‘up for’ this shot, despite the crazy weather conditions – you guys rock!!

“Something else I need to mention is since I first submitted this image to The Wedding Community I have generated lot’s more traffic to my website and have also had so many enquiries from clients who have mentioned they’d got in touch after seeing that pic, so submitting your images to competitions like this has its rewards and puts a continuous smile on your face when you hear you have won; mine is still a mile wide!

“So thanks again for all your support and encouragement – is it too early to celebrate with a tall cold beer?!”

To see more of DSB Creative’s work visit www.dsbcreative.com

Visit the DSB Creative supplier page on The Wedding Community

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