Bride and groom standing by large mechanical cog - Picture by Peter Anslow Photography

Picture of the Month – February 2018

And the winner is… Peter Anslow Photography!

Our congratulations go to Peter Anslow Photography after this picture received the most votes in our February 2018 Picture of the Day competition. A runner-up in our 2017 Picture of the Year competition, Peter will be hoping to go one better this year with this fabulous picture. Taken at the wedding of Sammy and David in September last year, Peter explained how he got the ‘dark and moody look’ he wanted…

Bride and groom standing by large mechanical cog - Picture by Peter Anslow Photography

Something a Little Different

“David and Sammy married at St Matthew’s Church in Burnley, with their reception at The Inn on the Wharf. It was a pleasant day, so we went to the park opposite the church for most of the photographs as The Inn On The Wharf wasn’t renowned for its lovely architecture. I say ‘wasn’t’ because unfortunately the pub closed its doors the Monday after, so this was the last ever wedding reception at the venue.

“The pub backs on to the Leeds and Liverpool Canal, and this presented an opportunity for something a little different with the large cog from the canal lock gate. I took the picture at around 4pm so it was still light, but I wanted a dark and moody look so I adjusted the settings on my camera and placed a flash behind the couple. The result is exactly what I wanted; just enough light to illuminate the couple, with some of the light bouncing off Sammy’s dress to expose the mechanical cog.

“I really like this picture and, more importantly, so do Sammy and David.”

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

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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Bride hugging father at altar - Picture by Peter Anslow Photography

Picture of the Month – January 2017

And the winner is… Peter Anslow Photography!

Our congratulations go to Peter Anslow Photography after this beautiful picture won our January 2017 Picture of the Month competition. A finalist in our 2016 Picture of the Year competition, Peter becomes our first finalist for our 2017 vote.

Bride hugging father at altar - Picture by Peter Anslow Photography

Taken at Sara and Sabaean’s wedding at Stirk House Hotel in May last year, the picture beautifully captures the emotion of the moment…

“Sabaean and Sara had been together for 15 years and were obviously so much in love. The whole day was filled with emotion and laughter!

“I took this photo just after Sara’s father, Nasser, had walked her down the aisle. It’s a time when, as a wedding photographer, you are trying to capture as much emotion as possible, usually on the bride or groom’s face; but this was different.

“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.

“It wasn’t until later, when I was checking through all the photos that I realised how special this photograph was. Although Sabaean isn’t in the picture and Sara has her back to the camera, it’s their favourite from the day.”

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