Congratulations to our winner of the Wedding Photograph of the Year who is....
David Stubbs of David Stubbs Photography
The winning photograph was taken of Mark & Carleen Smith on their wedding day at The Saddleworth Hotel near Manchester last September
David (Pictured right) said “My wedding photography style is all about capturing moments as they happen without interrupting or stopping couples on their day".
"The photo was taken without the couple knowing. They were not posed in any way at all. If a photo is taken as it happens for real, the couple will remember having a great time at
their wedding, not being awkwardly posed for a fake photo".
"A warm autumn evening sun appeared as they were walking away, which cannot be missed, and the shadow they created really worked... I shot wide to ensure it was included. I had to take a few whilst they were walking away as Carlene was swinging her bouquet back and forth and I wanted to get the shadow just right. I was so pleased that it worked out so perfectly”.
David wanted to thank everybody who voted for him.
Visit the website at www.davidstubbsphotography.co.uk
Second place goes to Mick Cookson of Mick Cookson Photography.
Mick captured pure emotion from Victoria & David Halliday of Haslingden, Lancashire.
The couple married on Good Friday, 29th March 2013 at The Swan Hotel, Newby Bridge. Theirs was an intimate, private wedding, with just the immediate family and a few special friends invited along.
Mick says “When Victoria entered the ceremony room, it lit up….literally! The sun came out as she walked down the aisle toward David. It couldn't have been timed better!” Bright sunshine and dark shadows make for a photographer's nightmare in getting the image exposed correctly, but experience and the new camera Mick was using to in order to do a review, nailed it, making the photo one of his all-time favourite wedding images.
Visit the website at http://www.mickcooksonphotography.co.uk
Claiming 3rd Place is Amy Faith of Amy Faith Photography
Amy’s photograph from Tamsyn & Steve’s wedding at Camp & Furnace, Liverpool in June 2013, is of Poppy the flower girl and Tamsyn the Bride.
Amy said “On the day that Tamsyn & Steve were married there were, unfortunately, high speed winds hitting Liverpool, meaning we were unable to venture outside for their portrait images after the ceremony. So, thinking on my feet, I picked a location in Camp & Furnace that I thought would be pretty for a picture of the bride and her daughter”.
“Tamsyn was eager to have their portraits kept light and natural, so I told them to sit at the dressing table and to have a little chat about the ceremony. Poppy had very bravely read aloud a poem during the ceremony which I was sure she was eager to talk to her mum about”!
“The light pouring through the warehouse windows, their instinct to hold hands, the similarity of their beautiful dresses and how Tamsyn smiled at Poppy as she spoke is what really made this picture special”.
Visit the website at www.amyfaithphotography.com
Fourth Place goes to Ewa & Sly Wijata of Vivvi Photography
The photo is of Sandra & Piotr Kupny, taken in North Berwick in August 2013. Ewa & Sly always plan the photography locations and discuss it with the couple, who ofen opt to select a personal favourite place of their own. They said "What we love about this location is that you can feel that this is Scotland, we can see the castle on the left and bass rock behind. We take a few shots and wait for the couple to relax, and then we catch the moment".
Visit the website at http://www.vivviphotography.co.uk/