The competition attracted almost 700 entries from wedding photographers all across the UK, so I am obviously delighted to have won the award!
12 photographs were shortlisted for the final and the winner was chosen by a month-long public vote on the UK Wedding Belles website. In total, almost 4,000 votes were cast, of which mine received 858 votes.
I would like to say a HUGE thank you to everyone who took the time to vote for my image – each and every vote was very much appreciated and I obviously wouldn’t have won without your support.
The wining photograph was taken at Jenny & Richard’s Manchester wedding last summer. Richard and Jenny got married at Manchester Town Hall before moving to The Lowry in Salford Quays for their wedding reception. The photograph itself (below) was taken on a bridge just outside The Lowry following the speeches as the sun was setting. You can read more about why I like this photograph of the UK Wedding Belles website – and more photographs from the wedding itself can be seen by clicking here)
Finally, a big thank you to Jenny & Richard for helping me to create the wining image. Having the idea for a particular wedding photograph is one thing, but without doubt the most important aspect is always the bride and groom themselves, and Richard and Jenny were both amazing!!