Bride sitting putting on veil on wedding morning - Picture by First Light Photography

Picture of the Year 2018 Winner

And the winner of The Wedding Community’s Picture of the Yeas is… First Light Photography!

Bride sitting putting on veil on wedding morning - Picture by First Light Photography

Our congratulations go to First Light Photography, after this beautiful picture received the most votes in our poll to win our 2018 Picture of the Year award. Taken before Lynsey and Ewan’s wedding in Edinburgh, the soft directional light helped create a look Ditte described as ‘almost like a Vermeer painting’. Ditte told us how grateful she is for all the kind words and lovely comments she has received about this picture…

A Really Lovely Moment to Capture

“Wow, such great news! It was brilliant to win Picture of the Month and going on to win Picture of the Year is fantastic! What a great way to start 2019!

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Bride's veil blowing away in wind as bride and groom pose for picture - Picture by James Andrew Photography

Picture of the Year 2018 Runners-Up

The voting has closed and we now know the result of our 2018 Picture of the Year vote. Before we announce the winner we’d like to thank all of the photographers who took part in our Picture of the Day feature in 2018, and again congratulate the eleven photographers who made it through to our Picture of the Year final. We’ll reveal the winner shortly, but first here’s a special mention to the photographers whose pictures took second and third place…

2nd Place

Bride's veil blowing away in wind as bride and groom pose for picture - Picture by James Andrew Photography

James Andrew Photography took second place with this fab picture from Caroline and Andy’s wedding at Norton Priory in Cheshire. It wasn’t until later in the day that James even realised he’d captured this one-off moment…

“I asked the couple to stand by the ruins, but as I raised the camera to my eye a massive gust of wind blew over. I could see Caroline’s veil was starting to lift off so I just kept my finger on the shutter release and waited to see what happened… her veil took off like a kite and headed off into he distance.

3rd Place

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Vote for Your Picture of the Year 2018

From 258 pictures to just 12; it’s now time to choose your Picture of the Year 2018. Please vote for your favourite 2018 Picture of the Day from the 12 finalists below, using the poll at the bottom of this post. Only one vote is allowed per person (voting is monitored – any duplicate votes will be void) and voting will close at 12pm on Thursday 24th January 2019. We’ll announce the winner on Friday 25th January 2019. Good luck everyone.

Please make sure you use the poll to cast your vote. Any votes cast using the comments will not be counted, but feel free to comment as well as vote.

Voting has now closed. Find out which picture was voted our 2018 Picture of the Year, and the pictures which took second and third place.

1. Lewis Fackrell Photography…

Lady getting emotional during wedding speech - Picture by Lewis Fackrell Photography

 

2. Peter Anslow Photography…

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

 

3. Steve Grogan Photography…

Bridesmaid wiping away tear - Picture by Steve Grogan Photography

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Wedding guest wearing rabbit costume head holding tea cup - Picture by Gabrielle Bower Photography

Picture of the Year 2017 Winner

And the winner of The Wedding Community’s Picture of the Year 2017 is… Gabrielle Bower Photography!

Wedding guest wearing rabbit costume head holding tea cup - Picture by 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!

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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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