Bride and groom under arches - Picture by Jamie Penfold Photography

Picture of the Year 2012 Runners-Up

Before we announce the winner of The Wedding Community’s Picture of the Year’ 2012 vote, we’d like to give a special mention to the runners-up…

2nd Place

Second place went to this picture by Jamie Penfold Photography, shot on Newcastle’s historic High Level Bridge in October 2011. Jamie “framed” the couple, Darren and Victoria, in amongst the arches and used the perpendicular shadows to create some added interest.

Bride and groom under arches - Picture by Jamie Penfold Photography

3rd Place

Third place went to this picture by Olivia Shaw Photography. The picture was taken at Sarah and Toby’s wedding at St Michael’s Manor in St Albans on 15th January 2012, on a beautiful, crisp, winter’s day. Olivia loves the gaze between the couple in this photo, capturing their beaming happiness at a very special moment between a newly married couple.

Bride smiling at groom - Picture by Olivia Shaw Photography

Congratulations to both our runners-up, and you can see more of their work by visiting www.jamiepenfold.com and www.shawshots.com.

Bride smiling at groom - Picture by Olivia Shaw Photography

Picture of the Month – March 2012

And the winner is… Olivia Shaw Photography!

Bride smiling at groom - Picture by Olivia Shaw Photography

Congratulations to Olivia Shaw Photography, the winner of our March Picture of the Day vote. Olivia’s picture received the most votes from our readers, and becomes the third picture to go through to our Picture of the Year vote.

Olivia told us a little bit about the picture…

“‘Sarah and Toby got married on 15th January 2012; it was a beautiful, crisp, winter’s day. The intimate modern vintage wedding took place at St Michael’s Manor in St Albans. I took this photo during the reception, by the lake on the hotel grounds. Even though it was a freezing cold day, they quickly forgot and were very excited to explore and find the best locations for the photos.

“I love the gaze between them in this photo, capturing their beaming happiness at a very special moment between a newly married couple. They laughed together as I took the photos and made it very easy for me to show their wonderful connection with each other. They were a great couple to work with, so fun and relaxed and it was such a privilege to be part of their big day. I am pleased so say they love this photo as much as I do!”

To see more of Olivia Shaw Photography’s work visit www.shawshots.com