July 2017 Wedding Photo Collection
In our July awards collection this month we feature 38 beautiful wedding photos that we just love. Well done to all, let us know which ones you love by commenting below.
Into the light
Photo by Alexa Poppe Wedding Photography – Tamsin and James were married at the beautiful Coombe Trenchard in Devon. It is an old estate with acres of beautiful gardens and countryside, perfect for some nice couple portraits without driving somewhere.. On our photowalk through the grounds I’ve seen this beautiful evening light on the lawn with the venue set perfectly in the background making for a great composition.
Photo by Ap-Art Photography – Three-hour drive from Geneva, two mountain trains and a hike, we finally managed to find a perfect spot on one of the lakes at about 3000 metres above the sea level. We felt a bit queasy and overwhelmed by the landscape; glaciers, lakes, snow caps and of course the star of the show – the mighty Matterhorn. It was a heaven on earth.
Being photographed at Mykonos alleys
Photo by AP PHOTOGRAPHY / ATHANASIOS PAPADOPOULOS – This lovely couple from Japan invited me to capture their feelings through a photo session at Mykonos island!
We visited several places, one of them was the famous windmills (you will probably see one of the images at one of the future competitions).
On our way to the windmills, as we strolled through the narrow alleys all the elements seemed just right! The highlights, the shadows, the feeling, . the way that the buildings framed the couple….the cameras click was heard and voila…there was this image captured!
Field of dreams 🙂
Photo by Rich Morris Photography – I love this photo of Lucy & Paul taken at Beechfield House in Wiltshire. This is a stitch of 40 photos creating an aperture of f 0.3
Wellies on the wedding day
Photo by Sam Gibson Photography – A frame from Fizz and Bas’s wedding day in the middle of Somerset. A showery / sunny day – pretty typically British really! And a really wonderful wedding. On the walk from the reception to the dinner Fizz donned some wellies in preparation for the puddles ahead. I love the glance between them and the sense of them leading their guests on to good times too.
In the jungle
Photo by John Hope Photography – A wedding in a rain forest? Almost! This was a shot from Laura and Bert’s awesome wedding at Kew Gardens.
Photo by Szymon Nykiel LMFOTO.PL – We were walking about 3 hours around Venice to find good light. We almost finished shooting for this day when I saw nice reflcetion. I fit the bride to this frame and this composition enthused me.
Sarah & Charlotte
Photo by Mick Cookson Photography – Sarah & Charlotte were married recently in the Lake District. Both ladies are quite camera-shy, so I photographed them quite small against a stunning Lakeside vista. Taken during the only few minutes it didn’t rain, I just love the scale of the couple against the backdrop combined with the broody weather and light.
YOU AND ME IN ORVIETO
Photo by NABIS PHOTOGRAPHERS – This photo was shot in Orvieto, inside a suggestive venue.
Orvieto is an ancient little city close located in Umbria where the couple chose to get married.
The venue was very suggestive with its particular building.
Photo by James Tracey Photography – Julia and Johan had their wedding at Rudding Park in Harrogate and with Johan being Colombian, there was a strong South American theme running throughout the day. It was fitting that they got a stunning sunset to complete their wedding day in Yorkshire.
Rachael & Jay
Photo by Cat Lane Weddings – Rachael & Jay were married at nearby Furness Abbey, and wanted to take a quick trip to the beach before heading to their wedding reception. It was a wonderful, peaceful moment in the madness of their wedding day (and we got some fab photos too!)
Bristol Merchants Hall
Photo by Martin Dabek Photography – The picture was taken at Merchants Hall in Bristol After the speeches I noticed a nice patch of light in the ceremony room were the couple tied the knot few hours before. I took few shots in this lovely light and this one was my favourite.
Flower | Bride | Mother
Photo by Brian Robinson Photography – Just before Caroline’s mother walked her into St Mawes Castle in Cornwall to marry Mark.
sunset over Es Vedra
Photo by Matt Morgan Photographer – Darkness is usually when I first grab the flash. Ibiza is blessed with such amazing light that I feel it doesn’t need to be fettered with any artificial addition. Michelle & Ryan wanted to leave their wedding to get ‘the shot’ at sunset at the Es Vedra look out on Ibiza’s west coast. The weather had been patchy all day, which made shooting difficult and frustrating. However when we arrived at the location, the drama of the sky matched the backdrop. It had to be exposed and so I reached for the flash and started shooting, getting Ryan to throw Michelle’s veil to catch the wind. After a few takes, I think we got ‘the shot’ as briefed!
In the spotlight
Photo by MIchael O’Sullivan Photography Ltd – First dance photo of an awesome couple, taken at Off The Cuff in Herne Hill.
Waiting for the bride
Photo by Clare Tam-Im Photography – As Andrew waited for his bride Carlene to walk down the aisle at All Saints Church in Maidenhead, he started to become really emotional. I could see him trying to hold his nerve and not cry as his emotions took over.
The finishing touch
Photo by Luisa Raimondi – I took this photo in the bride’s room, in Italy. She was such a graceful girl! I was lucky to be there in the exact moment she had finished to tie her shoes (of course I was not so graceful…lying on the floor, with two cameras hanging down!), the last moment before going to church.
Crazy Bear wedding
Photo by Randolph Wilcox Photography – This was taken at Kerry and Andrew’s wedding at the Crazy Bear in Stadhampton.
Perfect Evening Sunshine
Photo by Andrew Billington Photography – Although a documentary wedding photographer it’s great to do a little portraiture for couples on the day. Most people I work with don’t want to ‘pose’ and my approach has always been ‘Find some great light and then get the couple to stand in it and chat’. That way you get very natural looking and relaxed portraits – here’s the result!
Photo by David Walters Photography – This was taken in the amazing Chapel in Crewe Hall. I had been itching to try out a new multi- flash/multi-exposure technique and the Chapel was the perfect place. The bride and groom were so affectionate and loved posing so it was easy to make them look great!
Photo by Matt Selby photography – Taken in the picturesque venue of Norwood Park in Nottingham, I wanted to get a unique photo that nobody has taken before. I opted for a silhouette of the grooms, framing them with the staircase and using a natural reflection from a nearby glass table.
Down by the Lake
Photo by Tiree Dawson – Suzanne and Will had mixed weather on their wedding day, but that’s what I love about the Lake District – it’s not unusual to have four seasons in one day! Here they are on the shores of Ullswater wrapped up in the romantic breeze
Photo by Aaron Storry Photography – Sarah was the most beautiful bride (both inside & out). The morning preparations were an emotional rollercoaster with tears of joy in abundance from opening cards, receiving flowers and having her makeup done – so I knew that when she met her brother Dave (who gave her away) for the first time she would shed a little tear or two. As soon as the door opened and Dave stood in amazement at how gorgeous his sister looked the feelings bubbled up again and this wonderful honest moment was captured. It’s little things like this throughout a wedding that drive me, the legitimate glimpses of love between people.
The groom with no head
Photo by John Steel Photography – As a wedding photographer during the first dance I’m always expecting a 10 second shuffle before everyone rushes in (or leaves them hanging) so when I get some action during the first dance I’m very excited. When you’re a 6 feet 5 scaffolder you can just hoist your bride up and just spin with her for a few minutes and it looks great for the photos.
Tipi Wedding in Cheshire
Photo by Daniel Lloyd Photography – This is one of my favourite images from Kate and Col’s incredible tipi wedding. Stunning British summer weather, great guests and one of the most beautiful classic VW Beetles i’ve ever seen, I had to use it in my images and this one just stands out to me.
Jump for Joy
Photo by Pixsmiths Creative Photography – a spontaneous jump action after being married at St Nicholas Church on the Wirral
Katie’s bouquet toss
Photo by Amy Faith Photography – At Chateau Soulac in Bordeaux, France, the sunsets are absolutely incredible, but they happen at the opposite end of the chateau to where the party barn is. So Craig, the groom, took it upon himself to gather all 100 guests and march them over to the other side of the chateau so they could all enjoy the pink and orange skies over the Dordogne. Katie decided that this was a perfect time to toss her bouquet to all the single ladies at the wedding!
Out of the woods
Photo by Evolve Photography – Nikki & Paul were married deep in 200 acres of private woodland at Middle Coombe Farm in Devon. A venue I hadn’t photographed at before. We had to hop across a wide ditch to get to this location, something I had scouted and seen on a recce a few days before their wedding. Paul carried Nikki across the gap to get to the location. I loved the simplicity of the trees, almost monochromatic. Nikki & I both love trees and the beautiful lichen covered floor so it didn’t take any persuading at all to get them to stand among it.
Magic firework with love
Photo by Luigi Rota Fotorotastudio – magic firework with love
atmosfere. black and white , contrast in the shadow , the light of fireworks
Speak now or forever hold your peace
Photo by Karl Baker photography – Charlotte & Rich were married on a farm in the sleepy Welsh coastal village of Pendine. The wedding was a gorgeous, very relaxed and laid back day done to a festival theme. Just after an amazing first dance in the field and as the day drew to a close Charlotte and Rich headed out onto the cliffs nearby to spend some time alone and I grabbed this photo of them.
Photo by Younger Photography – Amy & Jack’s country wedding at Monks Whitecombe. Beautiful initmate wedding with closest family & friends.
Musician Mountain Love
Photo by Jen Marino – These two eloped infront of an incredible water fall in Crianlarich, they were willing to go anywhere for their portraits shots so where better than the incredible Glencoe? It was really pouring in places but they didn’t mind. These two were incredible, you could feel the love!
Kiss at the pool
Photo by Samantha Pennini – In the picturesque setting of Villa Corbinaia in Tuscany, this couple took a moment of tranquility from the guests for a photo session at sunset in the pool.
Jo & Fraser
Photo by Karl Baker Photography – Jo & Fraser were married in Italy last month. The photo was taken at 11pm at the gorgeous poolside of luxury wedding venue Relais Fra Lorenzo in Verona. An amazing location and stunning wedding setting.
The cider press
Photo by once upon a wedding photography – this photo was taken in a working museum in Jersey. I loved the light in this room and the glorious old features.
Carly & Martin
Photo by Andy Turner Photography – This was taken in the amazing Brinkburn Priory in Northumberland. There was a lovely golden sunset and the warm sunlight coming through the window contrasted beautifully with the relatively cold light inside the building.
Steph and Jons Country House Eclectic Styled Bohemian Wedding
Photo by Joshua Wyborn Photographic – Steph and Jons big day was a truly beautiful Eclectic Styled Bohemian Wedding. The ceremony and party itself was at Jons family home in West -Midlands which was in its own right, stunning. With home grown flowers from the garden, games, picnics and a huge marquee to fit the setting was perfect for all 200 friends and family to share and enjoy. We quickly nipped out after the ceremony to the next door field and took this rather cool photograph.
Well done to all and look out for our email next month when our August collection is open for submissions.