|Wedding Photo of the Year 2012|
|Wedding Magazine - Wedding Photo of the Year|
Andy Fountain of Andy Fountain Photography
Andy’s stunning photograph was taken of Lindsey & Robert Kirby, in a farmers field, which was near the venue for their September wedding In Childerley Hall Cambridge.
Andy said “I try to offer my bride & grooms something different to set me apart from other photographers.
One of the extras we plan in to the wedding day is a romantic evening photo shoot as the sun is setting. I tell the couple that it is a matter of minutes between a good shot and a fantastic shot and I may appear jumping up and down with excitement any time as the sun is setting. In this case Lindsey and Robert where having coffee after the wedding breakfast.
My assistant and I had already set up the mobile lights in a farmers field a few minutes from the venue. I appeared and whispered in Lindsey's ear, giving her the option of coming out and getting a stunning shot or staying with their family and friends, luckily they chose the first option.A quick drive to the field with the couple and within 5 minutes we had the shots in the bag. The sky was absolutely stunning as the sun set in the background, I couldn't have asked for more. I had wanted to capture the amazing cloud formations whilst keeping the couples personalities and the love between them, hopefully I have done this?”
Congratulations to Andy (pictured right) Visit the website www.andyfountainphotography.co.uk
Our second place goes to Neil Redfern of Neil Redfern Photography. The picture is take of Jill and Dan in the grounds of Willingtron Hall, where they held their September wedding.
Neil said “I always like to incorporate the sky in to my photographs whenever I can, so I a big fan of the hour or so just before sunset when I find the light is at it's best for portraits.
At Jill and Dan's wedding, this just happened to be during the wedding breakfast. As I always do on a wedding day, I had been keeping an eye on the light whilst Jill and Dan were having their meal and I noticed that the sky was starting to get very moody and mentioned to Jill and Dan that if they would like any sunset shots, this would now be a great time to take them.
Without even hesitating they said yes and we walked to the fields just to the side of the beautiful Willington Hall. We were so lucky that the sun just started to shine through the moody clouds and within 20 seconds it had gone again, but by that time we'd already got the shot.
It was such an amazing moment. I was especially pleased to get such a lovely image as Jill & Dan has postponed their dessert to come outside!”
Visit the website www.neilredfern.com
Third place goes to Victoria Parkinson of Photosphere Photography. The picture is taken of Samantha & Graham Hepworth at Bolster Moor, Golcar, Huddersfield in July.
Vicky says "My bride Samantha had a very clear idea of what she wanted on the day should the weather allow it. She purchased the very long veil specifically for this shot. On the day it was very windy and meant not only did we have to walk out along the side of the moor onto the rock being blown all around, but that Sam & Graham stayed out there while we got all the shots and angles to make this set of images truly stunning and unique. they really are my most bravest Bride & Groom ever!"
Visit the website www.photospherephotography.co.uk
Fourth Place goes to Ben Roberts of Blooming Photography. Ben was the photographer for Doug and Sarah Anderson’s retro vintage theme wedding,.
The photograph was taken at at Lusty Glaze beach huts in Newquay in June.
Ben said “Being a photographer in Cheltenham, coming down to Newquay was like being in a candy shop with creative ideas flowing and I couldn't resist using the beach huts which where adjacent to where Sarah & Doug had their wedding ceremony”
Visit the website www.bloomingphotography.co.uk