We’ve had the Baftas and the Oscars but what we really want to know is: Who won Capture It’s Wedding Photo of the Year? Who is our ‘Colin Firth’ or ‘Kings Speech’?
The winning picture is….. Simon and Angie’s evening shot at Syon Park. Congratulations Simon and Angie you win a beautiful desktop acrylic table top photo. The winning image was taken by Richard so he has won for two years running. The challenge is really set for Sarah this year!
Here is the winning image and all the other entrants. We’ve also included details of who took which shot and why we chose it for the competition:
1. Simon and Angie’s Evening Shot at Syon Park
Story: The end of a beautiful wedding day.
Why we like it: This lighting at Syon Park was arranged by the excellent Yes Events and really enhances the beauty of the Conservatory.
We were delighted when Simon and Angie agreed to come out for a photograph. Richard’s skill at catching the atmosphere and yet beautifully lighting the couple is why we chose this image.
2. Rhys and Tizzy kiss at Beech Court Gardens
Story: The couple had especially arranged to have their photographs in these beautiful gardens.
Why we like it: The colours of the flowers make a beautiful backdrop to the shared moment between the couple. A truly romantic image.
3. Emotional Bride from Tom and Victoria’s Wedding
Story: The moment when Victoria arrives at the front of the aisle.
Why we like it: The emotion is clear to see. It beautifully sums up how many brides feel when they arrive at their husband to be’s side. Great caught moment.
4. Bride signing register from Ross and Natalie’s Wedding
Story: The all important signing of the register.
Why we like it: The light on the bride and minister, the lovely arches of the church architecture behind and the beautiful light on the veil.
5. Rob and Louise kiss at Royal Ascot Race Course
Story: Just after the ceremony at Royal Ascot
Why we like it: We love the great lines in this picture. The way the modern architecture frames the couple. The strong blue colours and the angle.
6. Tim and Philippa’s Sepia toned kiss at Gate Street Barn
Story: Tim and Philippa taking a stroll at Gate Street Barn
Why we like it: Gate Street Barn is such a pretty venue and we love this caught moment between the couple. The sepia adds a romantic country feel to the image.
7. Bride walks down staircase at Highclere Castle from Adam and Julia’s wedding
Story: The moment Julia and her father walk down the wonderful staircase at Highclere Castle.
Why we like it: The light just catching the bride as she walks to her groom, Dads proud hand on her arm and just the hint of the bridesmaid following behind. We also love the framing, showing the beauty of the staircase.
8. Bridesmaids enjoying afternoon tea at Roland and Maddy’s Wedding
Story: Little Bridemaids enjoying the summer.
Why we like it: This moment between the girls is brilliant. They are so enjoying their afternoon tea in the lovely grounds at Gate Street Barn. It’s a lovely snapshot of youth.
9. Ceremony Glance from Tim and Philippa’s Wedding
Story: During the Ceremony
Why we like it: It’s such a lovely moment caught between the just pronounced husband and wife. You can read a lot from Philippa’s face; she’s so happy.
10. Lips from Luke and Ellice’s Wedding
Story: Final bridal preparations.
Why we like it: We really like the mirror images of this moment. The angle and composition make the image almost an abstract.
11. Groom getting ready from Rhys and Tizzy’s Wedding
Story: The Groom’s preparations
Why we like it: The combination of the groom getting ready with the Marlon Brando image in the background almost directing the groom.
12. Brian & Muriel’s Sunset Kiss at Bury Court Barn
Story: Couple portraits during the reception.
Why we like it: The way Muriel’s veil is positioned, the angle of their heads and the beautiful light all create a very romantic image.
13. Bridesmaid Laughing from Matt & Pippa’s Wedding at Syon Park
Story: The Bride’s preparations
Why we like it: We really feel this image captures this little bridesmaid’s excitement and enjoyment of the wedding preparations. Both bridesmaids at this wedding were a joy to photograph with great expressive faces.
14. Dave at Loch Ness
Story: The Groom’s preparations
Why we like it: We love the composition and feel of this image. The views were breathtaking and it’s great to feel the concentration on Dave’s face as he checks through his list for the wedding.
15. Rassi and Anna’s First Dance at Syon Park
Story: First Dance
Why we like it: The lighting and silhouette make this image one of our favourites.
16. Natalie at Gate Street Barn
Story: Just before the speeches at the reception
Why we like it: The sun was just breaking through the trees and we couldn’t resist getting this shot. We really like the unusual composition too.
17. Loch Ness at Dave and Yvonne’s Wedding
Story: On our way to the Wedding
Why we like it: Sarah has really been working on getting more landscape shots and when you’re in beautiful Scotland it has got to be the best opportunity. The weather was pretty cold and wet but we love the position of the boat with the castle and the vintage feel to the final image.
18. Emotional Groom at Rassi and Anna’s Syon Park Wedding
Story: The Wedding Ceremony
Why we like it: You know exactly how Rassi is feeling. This is the moment he’s seeing his bride for the first time and all the emotion of the day is there.
19. Bride in mirror at Chris & Becky’s Wedding
Story: The Brides preparations
Why we like it: We love Becky’s face as she checks out her hair and the way her dress is just showing in the background.
20. Chris & Becky at the Japanese Tea House at Fanhams Hall
Story: During the Couple’s portraits
Why we like it: The composition, the view through the trees and the lovely architecture of the Japanese Tea House meant that we had to include it in our competition.
1. Adam & Julia’s First Dance embrace at Highclere Castle
Story: The first dance
Why we like it: The emotion caught; the couple are oblivious to the guests around them, just sharing a special moment together.
22. Andy & Claire walk along Richmond Hill
Story: The Couple’s Portraits
Why we like it: We love the flow of Claire’s dress and veil, the beautiful scenery and light. Plus the angle of the Edwardian umbrella make this such a romantic image.
23. Rob and Louise’s Sepia Kiss
Story: Couple’s Portraits
Why we like it: We love the flow of the veil and the beautiful vintage feel of this image.
24. Roland and Maddy’s Sunset Kiss at Gate Street Barn
Story: Just before the first dance
Why we like it: We saw the fantastic sunset and were so grateful to Roland and Maddy that they came just when the light was right!