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

Two bride standing on steps in Rochdale Town Hall - Picture by Peter Anslow Photography

Picture of the Month – August 2016

And the winner is… Peter Anslow Photography!

Two bride standing on steps in Rochdale Town Hall - Picture by Peter Anslow Photography

Our congratulations go to Peter Anslow Photography, after this incredible picture received the most votes in our poll to win The Wedding Community’s August 2016 Picture of the Month. Taken at Jenny and Amanda’s Rochdale Town Hall wedding, Peter explained how his wife helped him get this stunning shot…

“I’m so thrilled to have won The Wedding Community’s Picture of the Month for August 2016, especially with the quality of the photographers (and photographs) involved.

“The photo was taken earlier this year at the lovely wedding of Jenny and Amanda at Rochdale Town Hall. It was a venue I had never been to before. So the week before I paid a visit to check out the venue but it was closed. This meant I only had the day of the wedding to look for some great photo opportunities. I wasn’t disappointed.

“I didn’t have much time, and being super self-critical there are one or two things I would have done differently. However, I’m still very pleased with the picture and, more importantly, Jenny and Amanda absolutely love it.

“My wife, Angela, is actually sat on a step behind the couple with my off camera flash. I wanted to show not only the love between Jenny and Amanda, but also the outstanding architecture surrounding them.

“To top the day off, a couple of guests didn’t turn up so Jenny and Amanda asked if we would like to stay and celebrate with them, and we had a lovely meal – perfect!”

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