Bride and groom standing on edge of black rocks - Picture by Alexa Penberthy Photography

Picture of the Month – June 2019

And the winner is… Alexa Penberthy Photography!

We now have half of our Picture of the Year finalists, after you voted this incredible picture by Alexa Penberthy Photography our June 2019 Picture of the Month. Taken in Iceland during Viann and Albert’s elopement, the combination of the couple’s adventurous nature and the weather conditions allowed Alexa to get this shot…

Bride and groom standing on edge of black rocks - Picture by Alexa Penberthy Photography

Absolute Troupers

“This must be one of my favourite images and I’m so thrilled it won Picture of the Month. Albert and Viann decided to elope last November in Iceland. We spent two days driving around the island creating some beautiful images. The first day, the day they legally married, was sunny, and Viann wore a beautiful white dress. But the weather in Iceland is always unpredictable, so the second day was very cold, gloomy and constantly raining. I took this image that day, with Viann choosing to go for that timeless red dress.

“They braved the cold like absolute troupers, and were up for climbing anywhere! These rocks in Iceland look so different on a sunny day so we were actually very pleased they were wet, giving them this black look (photographer’s win). What you can’t see is that both of them were pretty wet and, in between looking for that beautiful frame to create, they were trying to keep warm by holding each other under one jacket. Pretty special moments to always remember!”

To see more of Alexa Penberthy Photography’s work visit alexapenberthy.com.

Picture of the Month – May 2019

And the winner is… Katie Sidell Photography!

Our congratulations go to Katie Sidell Photography, the winner of our May 2019 Picture of the Month award. This incredible picture received the most votes in our poll and becomes the fifth picture to go through to our Picture of the Year vote in January. Taken at the end of Amy and James’ wedding at West Tower in Lancashire, Katie explained the lengths she had to go to to get the shot…

Bride and groom watching colourful fireworks display - Picture by Katie Sidell Photography

Lost in the Moment

“Amy and James married earlier this year at the enchanting West Tower in Aughton. It was a relaxed, fun-filled day from start to finish… Amy and James just seemed to have their priorities firmly in place – to celebrate their love with their family and friends. No drama, no stress. They’d planned some lovely surprises for their guests throughout the day, including a singing waiter as desserts were served, cigars and sparklers for everyone later in the evening, and then, the final surprise… a fabulous display of fireworks.

“The weather had been changeable throughout the day, but fortunately the rain just about held off for the display itself. I was conscious of being particularly on point for the final flourish of fireworks, and actually ended up lying flat on my back in a puddle to capture this one! It was absolutely worth it though to preserve this wonderful memory for them, made all the more special when Amy threw her arms in the air, completely lost in the moment.”

To see more of Katie Sidell Photography’s work visit her Facebook page at www.facebook.com/KatieSidellPhotography.

Bride and groom holding onto ropes on assault course obstacle - Picture by Nick Brightman Photography

Picture of the Month – April 2019

And the winner is… Nick Brightman Photography!

Our congratulations go to Nick Brightman, whose fun picture from Georgi and Neil’s wedding was voted our April 2019 Picture of the Month. Taken at Umberslade Adventure, an ancient oak and bluebell woodland in the West Midlands, it becomes the fourth picture to go through to our 2019 Picture of the Year competition in January. Nick told us how the competitive couple wanted to make use of their unique wedding venue’s assault course…

Bride and groom holding onto ropes on assault course obstacle - Picture by Nick Brightman Photography

Woodland Blessing

“Georgi and Neil and married on 15th July 2017 at Umberslade Adventure, which now calls itself Enchanting Woodland Weddings. It was a woodland blessing, with tipis for the reception, and the ‘Adventure’ part of the venue name refers to an adventure playground, which all the wedding guests had access to.

“Being a very competitive couple they decided that they wanted to give the assault course a go. I took this image as they were part way round, with Georgi in the the lead!”

To see more of Nick Brightman Photography’s work visit www.nickbrightmanphotography.co.uk.

Bride and groom standing in front of wall with Ben Eine graffiti - Picture by John Woodward Photography

Picture of the Month – March 2019

And the winner is… John Woodward Photography!

Our March 2019 Picture of the Month award goes to John Woodward Photography for this eye-catching picture from Sarah and Myles’s wedding in London. John described the wedding as one of his “absolute favourites”, and told us how this picture “almost took itself”…

Bride and groom standing in front of wall with Ben Eine graffiti - Picture by John Woodward Photography

A Day to Remember

“Sarah and Myles married back in September 2018 at the rather incredible Devonshire Terrace, just on the edge of the Square Mile in London’s financial district. An old East Indian Company warehouse conversion, its was a fantastic backdrop to their wedding, for sure.

“Myles is Irish, so his family all came over and the craic was good! The day started very chilled, each in their respective hotel rooms with their parties, relaxing, getting ready, with no stresses at all. This whole vibe continued through the day. Smiles, laughter, and one little chink in Myles’ armour when he welled up as Sarah and her dad walked down the aisle. The ceremony was light-hearted and full of smiles, the speeches hilarious (Myles’ brother could be a stand up comedian!), and the rest of the day fell into place beautifully.

“I think Sarah and Myles were grateful for a tiny bit of respite from the revelry, so we went for a quick walk around in the city close by. I took this shot in front of a graffiti wall you wouldn’t expect to be where it is… on the side of a building that’s on the corner junction of a main road and a side street with lots of shutters and dark and dingy alleys, almost immediately behind the venue.

“It couldn’t have been more perfect taken out of context like this. By framing it so you couldn’t see the surroundings, and with the light directly on the wall, the picture almost took itself. That walk around was one of the most successful couple shoots I have taken at a wedding, with at least six or seven images from it I could have entered in place of this one.

“However, I am glad this one was chosen and won, as it sums up the day perfectly… fun, smiles, relaxed, different, interesting and a day to remember. A fantastic wedding I am proud to have been part of, and I couldn’t have wished for a more lovely couple.”

To see more of John Woodward Photography’s work visit www.johnwoodwardphotography.co.uk.

Bride and groom under foliage covered gazebo in rain at night - Picture by Tammie Louise Photography

Picture of the Month – February 2019

And the winner is… Tammie Louise Photography!

Our congratulations go to Tammie Louise Photography, the winner of our February 2019 Picture of the Month. Taken at Jade and James’ wedding in Gloucestershire, Tammie explained how the couple were happy to try different ideas to get ‘the shot’…

Bride and groom under foliage covered gazebo in rain at night - Picture by Tammie Louise Photography

Dancing in the Rain

“I absolutely loved photographing the amazing wedding of Jade and James who married in December last year at the stunning Kingscote Barn. It was such an incredible day filled with so many emotions, from Jade receiving a beautiful gift and card from James during the bridal preparations, to the walk down the aisle where James and their son Max stood watching her, to the emotional speech from Jade’s mum. It was simply perfect.

“Jade and James are very creative people. It therefore came as no surprise that when I suggested dancing in the rain they didn’t question me or look at me like I was utterly bonkers. They were up for anything to get ‘the shot’, and at one point we were all dancing with smoke bombs. As it was so close to Christmas we had twinkly lights on a Christmas tree whilst dancing with sparklers too.

“It was great to be a part of such a perfect and fun wedding.”

To see more of Tammie Louise Photography’s work visit www.tammielouisephotography.co.uk.