And the winner of The Wedding Community’s Picture of the Year 2017 is… 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!
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…
“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.”
And the winner of The Wedding Community’s Picture of the Year 2016 is… 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.”
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…
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.”
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!”