This month we feature and round up our biggest collection yet with over 40 photos! With hundreds of submissions we struggled to cut them down to less with such a great range and high quality selection of photos. Well done to all and let us know your favourites by leaving a comment below.
Wind, desire and reflection
Photo by LMFOTO.PL – We were walking through the Lisbon, looking for a nice places for shooting. When we left a restaurant I saw nice reflection in glass-case.
Photo by Albert Palmer Photography – Taken in the city Museum in St Louis Mo. – a fun portrait taken in a dark tunnel filled with mirrors. One of my favourites from the year.
Photo by Winston Sanders Photography – Hannah & James really did have one of the prettiest weddings I saw this year. Their reception took place in a Scouts field where the couple first met. They had the most beautiful tipi which was completely decorated with items made by Hannah who incidentally also made her own dress!
A bit of romance
Photo by A Tall Long Legged BIrd – Stunning autumn evening at Stourhead gardens.
a toast from the bride
Photo by Alexa Poppe Wedding Photography – This was taken at Alex and Zachary’s wedding in Carlyon Bay Hotel in Cornwall. You know your speech was successful when you get a check smile from the bride.
Down On Spear Street
Photo by Zo Taylor / ZT Photography – Photo by Zo Taylor / ZT Photography – Dawn and Oli’s engagement shoot // Manchester
Beautiful rainy day
Photo by Magia Obrazu – After very long rain this day in the evening the climate by the lake was really unique. Even without sunset spectacle – we had beautiful session with Żaneta & Adam with everything coloured in blue.
A secret moment in the autumn sunshine
Photo by Rebecca Parsons Photography – Carley and Ben escaped the beautiful chaos of their wedding for a walk around the grounds of their stunning venue.
Low flying bridesmaid
Photo by John Steel Photography – At a recent wedding at Ripley Castle, North Yorkshire the bride and groom had arranged for a mechanical bull for the evening. Unfortunately the rain came down but there were a few that braved it. Here’s one of the flower girls getting chucked off.
Golden Hour defined
Photo by John Hope Photography – When a wedding’s that good that you really struggle to pick one photo! Heather & Adam’s wedding in Cumbria at the end of September was a belter from start to finish. In the evening, right on cue the sun broke through like a charm at golden hour just in time for some lush portraits like this one.
An Industrial Romance
Photo by ER Photography – Kate & Stephen love this part of Liverpool, steeped in rich industrial heritage it’s where their relatives worked the docks back in the day. Winter weddings have the most beautiful light and late afternoon in October the sunset perfectly across the water. We can only imagine what he’s whispering. Makes me chuckle every time I see it.
An Autumn Engagement Shoot in the New Forest
Photo by Sarah Williams Photography – This photo was taken late in November down in the stunning New Forest. We were so lucky with the weather as the day before it had been raining all day. I have never seen such gorgeous light and had a lot of fun exploring the woods with my lovely couple. When I plan my engagement shoots I always hope for good weather but was over the moon when I saw just how beautiful the light was and the setting was perfect too!
Photo by Jennifer Jane Photography – This image is of Bethan and Simon on the moors. We discovered this spot on the way to the reception and stopped off for some photos. This was taken on the way to the clearing area.
Mr & Mrs… & Brian
Photo by Farlie Photography / Charlie Alexander – This is the new Mr & Mrs Purser. The ultimate outdoors couple. They run on the beach everyday, race their own pack of Huskies and are all set to trek Canada for the their honeymoon. We were supposed to hit the beach for wedding portraits but it seemed only fitting this adventure loving couple got 80mph gale force winds and torrential rain in the form of Storm Brian on their wedding day.
Photo by Lee Allison Photography – This was taken at a recent wedding in Dubai. We managed to sneak away for 15 minutes to get this shot. The light fades so fast there!!!
Photo by Khiria – photographer – It was an incredible indian summer that day. The photo was taken in a Czech countryside – Blazejovice farm.
The light covers them in a sunrays and the rest of the surroundings went into a complete dark.
Just the two of them, nothing else.
In the loo at Chester Zoo
Photo by Andy Li Photography – Charlotte + Gian’s wedding at Chester Zoo was magical, even though it rained for most of the day! The toilets in Oakfield House where the wedding took place are AMAZING…a great location for some bride & groom portraits on a rainy day!
Love up above
Photo by Dino Jeram – This was shot using a phantom 4 drone.
Berkeley Castle at night
Photo by Sam Gibson Photography – This image was taken at the amazing Berkeley Castle in Gloucestershire. It’s a stunning venue, used in films and tv dramas and makes an amazing backdrop for a wedding. Lauren, Ali and I popped out for some fresh air in between the dancing and shot this image within the castle walls. A lovely end to a fantastic day!
Wood through the trees
Photo by Paul Keppel Photography – I’ve drove past these woods quite a few times on the way to Trevenna Barns, and Jack & Eileen were really keen on my idea of some photos amongst the trees.
Lartington Hall Dress Up
Photo by Joshua Wyborn Photographic – Becky & Bruce enjoyed their fantastic wedding day by saying their vows at St. Andrews Church, South Otterington, Yorkshire followed by their wedding reception at the truly breathtaking Lartington Hall, Barnard Castle, in Teesdale.
They both met while at a Carlisle bar while on a night out. Becky was rather mean about Bruce’s phone which to be fair was a “brick”. That’s right he was rocking a Nokia 3310 and she wouldn’t let him live it down. The next day the classy dawg added her on facebook and they got chatting right away! 2 weeks later Becky told Bruce that she was going on holiday soon and hinted if he had something to ask her, as she was going on holiday for 11 days with her best friend Emily, to do so. 6 and a half years later here we are!
Photo by Evolve – Hiding in a doorway this shot was captured without the couple knowing. I watched as the attentive and gentlemanly Royal Marine Commando groom helped his very newly married wife prepare to look her best before they faced their guests for the first time since the church service 30 minutes prior.
After watching and capturing I emerged and asked him if they taught him veil placement at Royal Marine training!
Pretty maids all in a row
Photo by Tiree Dawson Photography – Beautiful bride Lucy and her gorgeous bridesmaids in a puddle of light in between formal group shots – taken in the courtyard at Askham Hall, Cumbria.
Photo by Martin Dabek Photography – The shot was taken at Polhawn Fort in Cornwall. I noticed dramatic sky after the sunset, so I took the couple for few shots during their meal.
Bride putting on make up in mirror
Photo by Ketch 22 photography – I think some of the best shots you can get are at the bridal preparations. You have the luxury of time to get the shots and the moments just right. In this shot we can see the bride putting on makeup with a mirror within a mirror, thus adding depth and mood to the photo.
The two kisses
Photo by Ketch 22 photography – The light was fading fast at a wedding I was covering at Dorfold Hall in Cheshire. I spotted the aircraft traces in the sky in the shape of a kiss. Hence I thought it was a great opportunity to get a silhouette of the bride and groom against the dark blue evening summer sky.
the magic of the warm light of sunset in October
Photo by Luigi Rota Fotorotastudio – the magic of the warm light of sunset in October
Night Time Reflection
Photo by Matthew Grainger Photography – A beautiful autumn wedding at Eaves Hall. It had been raining on and off through the day and we were lucky to be left with a puddle in exactly the right place to get this reflection shot.
Farm yard frolics
Photo by Damion Mower Photography – Fran and Tristan got married at Tristan’s family farm in Northamptonshire.
As a kid I lived opposite a dairy farm and my memory was of muddy, noisy and smelly affairs. The modern day farm, and indeed Tristan’s arable farm couldn’t be further from this memory. It was immaculate, and made for a simply stunning farmhouse wedding venue. Not a cow in sight, instead immaculate grounds with stunning vistas in wide open space, centred around a gorgeous marquee.
Katie & Paul
Photo by Mick Cookson Photography – This was taken in Media City in Salford. Katie and Paul had just been married ‘across the road’ at On The 7th, and we spent a few minutes shooting some portraits in and around the BBC. I couldn’t resist this image, taken outside the CBBC offices…
Sparklers at Midnight
Photo by Tony Hart Photo – I stay until midnight as standard, and moments like this are one of the reasons I do so. A sparkler departure should be just that, a departure, not an arranged moment at some inopportune time in the evening for the purpose of a photograph! This image, on the steps of the beautiful Hampton Court House was the last shot of the night from Penny & James’ beautiful day. I love the energy and emotion and it looks truly classic in black and white. Moments after this they stepped into a taxi and were gone!
Me and you, just us two
Photo by Sally T Photography – It was a cold, cold November day. Really bright but a bit too Wintery to be outside for very long. I grabbed Simone and Chris to make the most of the last of the light – it was that beautiful warm low light and we paced up towards the Sage in Newcastle to find the last few patches of it. This spot wasn’t planned but when I saw the long shadows and that they would sit perfectly for this portrait it just worked. Sometime’s it’s not about the ‘backdrop’ and it’s all about the light and your subject..
Sadia and Waqqas
Photo by Aneta Ana Photography – Taken on 29 April 2017
Sadian and Waqqas on their wedding day in April. We had only 10 min time to take a few shoots at the park.
Love pours out
Photo by Duncan McCall Photography – We had been watching the weather in the lead up to the wedding as it wasn’t looking great. During the day we got lucky with some sunshine and no rain. After the meal the rain started pouring down. Lucky for me Michelle and Marcus were up for a walk in the rain. This shot was taken on way back to hotel as they crossed the road.
Photo by DS Visuals – Tears of happiness in the majestic church of San Galgano in Italy.
Photo by FixFoto – Mike and Lav first dance was a nice emotional moment in front of their family and friends. The capture it’s after a spin and that for the dress was looking great.
Photo by Lindsey Brook photography – This photo was taken of Cassie at Ashridge House in October. The stunning cantilevered staircase that majestically winds its way around the main hall is where they had their wedding ceremony and I just knew I had to photograph her walking up the staircase.
Photo by DS Visuals – Poetic portrait of Yu, a few moments before going to the church.
The moment before
Photo by Fring Photography – Katie Roberts – After her 6 bridesmaids had just walked down the aisle in form of her, she walked down on her own towards her soon-to-be husband. Holding back the tears, the excitement and nerves are written all over her face. The fairy lights in Maidens Barn, Essex added a magical feel to this moment.
Rosedew Farm Wedding
Photo by Art by Design / Steve Wheller – I have covered wedding at Rosedew Farm before but never taken the couple onto the cliffs. The father offered to drive us through the lanes to the cliffs but we never got there as his car broke down. So we decided to jump out of the car and take advantage of the incredible stormy sky brooding over the corn field. After a few pictures the bride hiked up her dress and walked back down the muddy lane.
I think it was all worth it in the end just to get this shot.
Photo by Brighton Wedding Photography – Kimberley and Adam got married in Brighton, UK and were keen to incorporate their son Ozzy into their wedding photos, along with some of the local architecture. Rather than a more traditional pose of parents holding child we wanted to let Adam and Kimberley pose as a couple then fit Ozzy into the image, I think we found the perfect solution.
Suzy & James at the Corn Barn, Devon.
Photo by LUNA Weddings – During a storm at the end of October, portrait time and space was limited, I decided to hang back on the mezzanine floor with Suzy & James after we’d done some family photos. Suzy and James are just so, so in love, moments like this just happened, totally unscripted, unplanned and utterly beautiful.
Photo by Douglas Fry Wedding Photographer – The Guard’s Chapel in London
Hold me Closer
Photo by Reality Photography – A beautiful romance. This stunning couple had their dream wedding and what a fantastic day they had!
Bouquet Toss from a JCB Crane
Photo by Hana Laurie Alternative Wedding Photographer – I was asked to photograph the wedding of an old school friend on her fiance’s family beef farm in Buckinghamshire. They asked me over drinks and charcuterie in London whether I’d be happy to go up in a crane to take their group photos – no faster way to my heart than adventure and food!
On the big day, Jess threw her “intergalactic space flowers” from the JCB crane down to her awaiting ladies! It was SO cool.
A moment of peace
Photo by Cat Lane Weddings – One of the things I love about wedding photography is that it’s not just about the big moments, but the little moments in between too. This photograph was taken as bride Grace and her dad waited for the wedding car, and with that beautiful light coming through the moment couldn’t have been any more perfect.