Bride and groom standing under umbrella in the rain - Picture by Peter Anslow Photography

Picture of the Month – August 2019

And the winner is… Peter Anslow Photography!

Our congratulations go to Peter Anslow Photography after you voted this picture from Kasia and Mickey’s wedding our August 2019 Picture of the Month. The picture will now go through to our Picture of the Year vote in January, meaning Peter has now made the final for three years in a row. It really is a remarkable achievement, and testament to his consistently incredible work. For this shot Peter used the unfavourable weather conditions to his advantage…

Bride and groom standing under umbrella in the rain - Picture by Peter Anslow Photography

Now or Never

“I took this picture on 10th August 2019 at Mickey and Kasia’s wedding at Higher Trapp House near Burnley. As it rained most of the day we had few opportunities to go outside for any ‘natural light’ portraits or group shots.

“It approached 8.30pm and the light had faded, so I thought ‘it’s now or never’. So I set the shot up ready for them, using a Nikon D810 with 24-70mm at iso 500, at f8 with the shutter speed at 1/160second and focal length at 40mm. I also placed an off camera flash about two metres behind them at ¼ power.

“We rushed Mickey and Kasia outside, covering them with my brolly, and fired a few shots off before they got too wet! It was certainly worth the results and they love it. The rain cleared up later so we also got a few shots with some sparklers!

“The venue has some lovely rooms inside so all was not lost, but this shot was the icing on the cake. It just goes to show that experienced wedding photographers can take gorgeous photos no matter what the British weather throws at us.”

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

Bride with veil over her face and hand on her chin - Picture by Peter Anslow Photography

Picture of the Month – July 2018

And the winner is… Peter Anslow Photography!

Our congratulations go to Peter Anslow after this beautiful picture received the most votes in our poll to win our July 2018 Picture of the Month award. As he also won our our February 2018 vote, Peter is the first photographer ever to have two pictures in a year make it through to our Picture of the Year competition. Taken at Claire and Barry’s wedding at Haworth Art Gallery earlier this year, this picture also received a Bronze Award from The Guild of Photographers.

Bride with veil over her face and hand on her chin - Picture by Peter Anslow Photography

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

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.