Photo details: Kel and Wes were so much fun and wanted some wow shots from their wedding they could have on their wall. After their first dance, I saw an opportunity to light up one of the barns at their wedding venue East Riddlesden Hall in West Yorkshire. The sequence of night shots also included another backlit shot which captured the rain as well as highlighting the unique features of their wedding venue.
About the photographer: I'm a wedding photographer based in Yorkshire. I work at lots of different venues across Yorkshire but must admit that East Riddlesden Hall is one of my favourites due to its unique features. It's also really nearby and takes less than 15 minutes for me to get home!
Wedding photographer: James Aitken wedding photographer Devon
Photo Title: Confetti on a cloudy day
Photo details: The weather for Tom and Bethan's wedding wasn't ideal, with heavy rain and cloud for most of the day, but the atmosphere and happiness of their day really brightened it up. There's nothing more cheerful than confetti and the smiles of the bride and groom as they leave the ceremony newly married. Tom and Bethan got married in Devon at the beautiful Corn Barn after a lovely Christian wedding at their church.
About the photographer: I am a professional wedding photographer based in Devon but I travel throughout the UK. I absolutely love what I do and am so privileged to have turned my hobby into a career. My photography is primarily documentary in style - I love catching moments that would otherwise get missed or forgotten such as a look of pride from the parents, the tears and emotional hugs from family members and friends and the shapes on the dancefloor at the end of the night.
Photo details: Andrea, my Bride, really knew how to dance and was spinning all around the dance floor at her wedding. I wanted to get the feel of the movement and the fullness of her lovely wedding dress, so after shooting the obvious pics, I got down lower and watched her spin. It took a lot of frames to get one that for me is just perfect. There was no need to include her face - the image is all about the dress and her fabulous legs and those lovely shoes. It needs nothing else. There's quite a lot of post processing to draw attention to the parts I want the eye to be drawn to. But I personally think any great image deserves great processing.
About the photographer: I'm a Surrey & Hampshire wedding photographer shooting weddings all over the South. Will travel worldwide for the right clients.
Photo details: This was taken towards the end of a beautiful event with one of the most laid back, charming couples (Rachel and James - both doctors) I ever met - being one of the reasons I love this job! They suggested the boat ride in the rain so who was I to refuse. The fact that the groom clearly doesn't know one end of a skiff from the other just adds to the charm. I don't recall technical details...probably my old 180mm Manual Nikon judging from the depth of field and perspective....but it's not so important. Its one of my favourite images from this year.
About the photographer: My name is Jason Pierce-Williams and I have been studying, teaching and shooting all areas of photography for over twenty years. I'm based in SW London but have shot events and weddings all over the world, including India, Poland, Germany, Spain and Italy to name a few. My first class degree is in photography and I have taught all levels and areas of photography for many years. I have often exhibited abroad and here at The National Portrait Gallery. My wedding photography is very much like my street and portrait work....natural, simple, candid....and very observational.